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The Five Idlers of Plumstead Common

The Five Idlers of Plumstead Common. Photo: Dierdre Terrant
The five Idlers of Plumstead Common

The Star which doesn't shine in the sky,
the Woodman who doesn't cut down trees,
the Ship that cannot sail the seas,
the Mill which doesn't grind corn,
and Who'd a Thought it!

Of course some of the pubs have changed their names as is the modern trend.

'With thanks to Toby and John King London Transport history site.' transporthistory.co.uk

Photo: Bert Hooper

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