The Courtyard

WELCOME TO HELLENS MANOR! The metal gate mouth opens wide, wide, Welcoming you, me and our poem in, Look, even the doorknocker is smiling!   WELCOME, ALL YE WHO ENTER HERE! Walk with this poem through the brown jaws And stand in the creepy courtyard… The cobbled ground feels like goose bumps, Birds chat quickly…

The Stone Hall

Walk with us through doors like big, big archways in big, big castles And enter THE STONE HALL, a grey room with grey walls, Under our feet are chipped stone squares as cold as ice blocks, It was a courtroom in days gone by, a room of life and death, Imagine whose steps we are…

The East Hall

COME ALONG! calls out the gong in THE EAST HALL, The room holds its breath as we walk in, What will we find? There’s a portrait on the wall, Miss Mary Kemey is looking at us, she’s a creepy lady…   A heavy blood-red curtain hides the main front door, Large enough to make a…

Hetty Walwyn’s Room

I wonder if Hetty’s still sleeping in her room? Let’s open the door to her story… There are scary secrets here, like history in a book, Hetty’s room is a mystery, of her sad life and death, She eloped with a man against the wishes of her family, And was locked in here for over…

The Music Room

Listen! Can you hear music? Let’s open the doors! One, two, three, WELCOME TO THE MUSIC ROOM!   Chain curtains open up in the fireplace to start the great show! The flames are like golden stars, they tell fierce stories of the past, The Great Fire of London, pouncing from house to house, Burning them…

Queen Mary’s Room

Greetings, welcome to QUEEN MARY’S ROOM, I am an amazing place, gorgeous and elegant, With walls as pink as ripe raspberries, I am a room decorated for royalty…   Good day, I am a bed with wonderful memories, I am the only bed here fit for a Tudor queen, Don’t you think I am the…