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David Bartley is a Tipton poet and sometimes one of the Black Country Poetry and Banter group. He is frequently called upon to give poetry readings at Cradley Then & Now meetings and he describes himself as "a very good friend of Cradley".



Cradley reunions, Cradley conversations,

Cradley tales and revelations.


Cradley heritage, Cradley tradition,

Cradley history, a Cradley mission.


Cradley women and Cradley men,

Cradley now and Cradley then.


Cradley links, Cradley connections,

Cradley thoughts and recollections.


Cradley characters, Cradley chat,

About Cradley this and Cradley that.


Cradley passion and Cradley pride,

Cradley people side by side.


Cradley memories, Cradley news,

Cradley nostalgia, Cradley views.


A Cradley celebration, its here to stay,

Long live Cradley and Cradley Day.


Cradley day by david bartley