By kind permission of the British Newspaper Archives.
Saturday, 4th January 1936 THE FRAMLINGHAM WEEKLY NEWS
A RHYME OF SUFFOLK NAMES
Bungay upon the Waveney,
Wingfield and Wenhaston,
Names that sound sweet to all men,
But most to a Suffolk man.
Dennington, Orford, Aldeburgh,
Wingfield and Framlingham,
But the name with thunder in it
Is the name of Saxmundham.
There's a soft whistle in Westleton,
And a sneeze that is Darsham's own,
And Halesworth has a happy sound,
And Minsmere is a moan;
But the bravest name that ever
A man could wish to meet
Is the wildness and the wintriness
And the wind of Shinglestreet.
A proud boast is Bramfield,
And Wisset's a snarling sound,
While Blythburgh has a sweeter smile
Than any place around;
But of all the names in Suffolk
The first that I would pick
Is the one which is full of laughter,
The name of WALBERSWICK.
Murrough Loftus, in the "East Anglian Magazine".