THERE must be a host of people who could write to Rouser with some newly thought-out limericks of a local flavour. Here are some East Sussex limericks of the past:
l A gardener out at Hurst Green
Grew a marvellous kind of French bean.
The judge at the show
Said: ‘I really don’t know
Where a Frencher French bean can be seen’.
l A musician who lived at Hoathly
All rules of his art would defy;
And cacophonies wrote,
Upon which he would dote,
Till his neighbours compelled him to fly.
l A journalist living at Chailey
Had a style that was quite Daily-Maily:
He great renown gained
And credit obtained
For reports of the trials at Old Bailey.
l A certain old cleric of Glynde
To ritual was very inclined,
So he incensed his church,
But was left in the lurch,
By a parish which lagged far behind.