Alnham Pele

The Pele Tower well fortified.
Could dominate the countryside
and there was plenty room within
for all the clansmen and their kin.
Long, long ago in days of old.
The borders were a lawless place
and every clan had their stronghold
When border raids were commonplace.
Now it acts as youth hostel.Though
still a warm welcome awaits.
Though not the sort that met the foe
who tried to batter down the gates.
A place where ancient history
adds to its popularity.

5-Aug-07

Pele Towers and fortified manors were the only safe havens in the old days.The borders owed no allegiance to England or Scotland
The borderers raided both countries and each other with equal abandon

by ivor or ivor.e hogg

Comments (1)

Ivor, this is a very interesting poem. Most Excellent Read....Written Brilliantly..... 'Enjoyed'