Lass On The Bankies

Lass On The Bankies (c) 2012 musicalpearls All Rights Reserved


This is a story related to me many years ago by a friend who had been an apprentice in a large engineering works on Tyneside. As a young 'Geordie' teenager, he was looking forward to a bright and exciting future, totally insensitive to his previous generation who had just fought a world war to enable him to have this freedom. It's a simple story and typical of those who were affected by world events that completely overwhelmed them and through no fault of their own were left with personal battles to pick up the pieces of their lives. How must they have felt when they'd sacrificed everything and no one cared?

(See also Old Sid's Lament and  Cousin George's Secret)