What of our busy Mill Towns now?
What of our shipyards roaring?
What of our coal mines – turned to dust?
And no more steel mills soaring
Once thriving towns reduced to ruin
Once youth had hope and trade
Once village galas still allowed
Fulfillment in the doing
No more alas will British cars
Speed workmanlike and brave
For greed and gain and profit now
Have sank them in their graves
Eddy Morrison 2006