POOR HOLE LANE - WHATS IN A NAME 2Thea's a lane in Thanet that's called Poor Hole lane
That could be just as well mark the dead center of
Of The Isle Of Thanet
Starting in the 1300s the Plague - The Black Death
A Pestilence - that came to the Isle Of Thanet
Lasted for over THREE HUNDRED YEARS - off and on!
Sixteen hundreds it coughed it's last taking some Thanet tears with it away
To add to those laying in the mass grave in Poor Hole Lane - it were filled in
The plague had run it's course
At it's height - many scummed to die a horrible - horrific death!
A ditch were dug - a commoners grave - with no ceremony
On carts the poor were carried to be dump - rolled into the ditch
The name remains - Poor Hole Lane - to remind us of such times
In the sixteen hundreds the last visitation of the plague
The ditch - the mass grave filled in - closed shut - but not forgot by most locals
Poor Hole Lane says it all!
Ken D Williams
The Dyslexic Wordsmith Of Thanet
Poetry by ken d williams
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Written on 2020-01-02 at 17:14
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