The Much Wenlock branch of builders merchant Travis Perkins supported the Wenlock Poetry Festival last weekend (April 13 -15).
A team from the branch helped to build a large timber frame to fit a knitted display of Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, ‘Bees’.
Andy Gibson, branch manager, said: “The festival committee approached us to construct the frame and our first thought was how we were going to support the weight. Our whole team rose to the challenge and we decided to use a scaffold pole within the timber frame, which will also ensure it’s safe for public display. We hope the poem and our frame are enjoyed by the local community – we certainly enjoyed building it.”
As its patron, ‘Bees’ was written by Carol Ann Duffy for the first Wenlock Poetry Festival in 2010. The poem is displayed on the Church Green near The Poetry Stone carved by John Neilson, lettercarver and lettering designer and was unveiled by Duffy last Saturday ( 14 April).