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The Inaugural Manning's Pit

Poetry Competition


First Prize,  Under 12

Toby and Theo Lawrence

 Theo (7) and Toby (10) Lawrence


Toby and Theo live in the house in Pilton that was the home of the Munro family back in the 1870's when Hector Hugh Munro (Saki) was a boy. Like him and his broithers and sisters, they love the countryside nearby, now known as Manning's Pit.

They wrote these words for us:


"My name is Theo Lawrence and I am 7.  I love taking my puppy Louis to Mannings Pit.  I love climbing the trees and swimming in the river. In the summer I love having a picnic by the river and lying on my back to watch the clouds. I have always called this Sky TV."

"My name is Toby Lawrence and I am 10. I like going to Mannings Pit with my dog Louis. I like to stand at the top Of the hill and practice my cricket bowling down the hill. I hope that all my trips to Mannings Pit will pay off and I can help my  team , Barnstaple and Pilton Cricket club win lots of games this year. "


Their Poem:
Manning's Pit


In Manning's Pit I like to sit
And watch the clouds float by.
I call this watching SKYTV and
Time always flies by.


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           I see elephants, dragons, racing cars and
                   Even the odd real plane too.
                     Manning's is where I sit,
              And imagine all the great things
                                I can do.