by our friends at Dereham & District Access Group
(written to celebrate over 25 years of achievement)
Disabled people thought it wrong
To wait out on the street too long
And grapple with the heavy doors
And kerbs and steps to higher floors
But now they think it’s quite fantastic
To find some doors are automatic
Ramps and lifts are often there
For those who travel by wheelchair.
And in the streets things still improve
To help to keep us on the move
Dropped kerbs, and humps – a parking space
Things really have come on a-
And tactile paving you will find
To help the progress of the blind
And pushchair Mums and old folk too
Are just as pleased as me and you.
Police and Highways are those who
We need to be so grateful to,
Along with Councillors and more
Who found us knocking on their door.
There’s lots who’ve helped us with Access
Not least of all, the Local Press
The deaf, the blind, the wheelchair users
They do not want to be the losers.
So help us on our upward fight
To do what’s only just and right.
doesn't travel far
in the rain
the way the old bike did
in the Scottish blizzards
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