Valerie Darville’s rich memories of Enfield’s Chase Side

Enfield Poets' Valerie Darville

Valerie Darville’ young life growing up on Enfield’s Chase Side is the inspiration for 6 of her contributions to the Enfield in Poetry Map. Valerie remembers “A different life, long gone” and a “past where they do things differently”.

In her Chase Side Poem 3 she remembers her mother hanging out the washing and making real puddings against a backdrop of coal fires and the sound of steam.

A Poem by Valerie Darville

Read all 6 works on the Enfield Poetry map and listen to Valerie read the live here.

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