Knickers in Norwich are said
to be orange, or yellow, or red
No wives ever roam
when the soldiers come home
you will find they are waiting in bed
Over recent weeks I have given a brief description of where the town is, what it’s famous for, and other trivia associated with the place. This week you’re not getting that. Tough! You’ll have to look up wikipedia on this link!
Instead, a brief explanation of the verse above:
During the Second World War servicemen were allowed to send Forces Mail home free of charge but they were restricted in what they could write. They could not say where they were (most did not know anyway!), what they were doing, and they were mostly only allowed to send a pre formatted and part pre printed military postal form. This meant they had to be brief in what they wrote.
This led to a much used shorthand to impart what they wanted to say. Many will know of the acronym SWALK which meant “sealed with a loving kiss”. Other acronyms can be found here.
NORWICH was (K)nickers off ready when I come home!