Lundi limerick #100

A lady from Folkestone in Kent

was fêted wherever she went

her ears were pointed

and both knees disjointed

and her back was incredibly bent

 

Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in south-east England.  It was an important harbour and shipping port for most of the 19th and 20th centuries.

There has been a settlement in this location since the Mesolithic era. A nunnery was founded by Eanswith, granddaughter of Æthelberht of Kent in the 7th century, who is still commemorated as part of the town’s culture. During the 13th century it subsequently developed into a seaport and the harbour developed during the early 19th century to provide defence against a French invasion, and expanded further after the arrival of the railway in 1843. The harbour’s use has diminished since the opening of the nearby Channel Tunnel and stopping of local ferry services, but still remains in active use.

Sadly, although fêted, the lady was also fated to an early demise from complications due to her bone problems!

10 thoughts on “Lundi limerick #100

  1. So I checked out Folkestone and I thought it was a lovely place, but not as lovely as the town with all the sandstone. I do enjoy your posts on towns and imaps really brings them to life.

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  2. Ooh, a bendy lady with Vulcan ears! 😀
    Oh, I’m so sorry she is no longer with us. 😦
    If she was still alive she could go on a TV talent show and win money.
    HUGS!!! 😀
    PS…I so enjoy reading about the places you name in your limericks, Peter! Thank you for being such a great geography teacher! 🙂

  3. Oh dear, the poor woman, dying early. Perhaps she should have taken cod liver oil on a regular basis 😀 I’ve never been to Foljkestone but it seems to have had an interesting history. Thank you for sharing.

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