Sheltered – RIP ROBBO


We pass the old tram shelter
every time we go to the match

Just like us this tram shelter
has never seen a tram in Leicester

Donated to the city in 1934
by hosiery magnate Robert Rowley

It never served its purpose
the tramline never built

Over the years it’s been a place
for couples to canoodle

Teenagers to huddle
spray paint messages

Windows smashed it offers
no respite from the wind

Plans have been submitted
to turn it into a coffee bar

Council officers think it’s maybe
a good way to make money

More than a disused building
this is a landmark

Leave it be

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