Help Roger finish his song about life in Rastrick

Roger Davies
Roger Davies

A fantastic competition is being launched asking people to dive into their creative minds and complete an exciting poem about Rastrick.

Singer/songwriter Roger Davies has created ‘Rastrick Big Local Song’ but needs your help to complete the final verse.

The verse will need to include the four sponsors Charles Wood’s, Highfield Newsagents, Millers Oils and of course Big Local.

The prize for the entry judged the best will be to have their lyrics published in the song which will be recorded and available on CD and for download, to be credited on the CD sleeve which will be designed by a Rastrick students through a school’s competition in teh new term, to appear on the video if they are happy to do so and be invited as a special guest to the official launch of the song which is to be at the next Big Local Community update meeting on Friday, October 25, when it will be performed live by Roger, and hopefully as many of the students from the combined Rastrick schools’ choir as possible.

The judging panel will include Roger, Brighouse Echo news editor Michaela Maunders and a member of the RBL Partnership.

Entries need to be submitted by Sunday, June 30, to the libraries in Brighouse and Rastrick or by email to brighouse.echo@brighouseecho.co.uk

The competition is open to everyone but they must be willing to have a reasonable but of publicity.

The lyrics by Roger Davies:

‘Rastrick Born and Raised’ by Roger Davies

Well it’s been home to me since 1983

I can see how good this is gonna be

Walking down Crowtrees Lane in the sunshine again

With a smile though I just won the lottery

Now singing about a better future

Bringing on better days

When anybody asks me why I say I’m Rastrick born and raised

Hey I’m Rastrick Born and raised

I was on Jumble Dyke just last Saturday night

All around me the street lamps were glowing

I found places to go, full of places I know

Like the Greyhound the Globe or the Grove Inn

Now I’m singing about a better future

Bringing on better days

When anybody asks me why I say I’m Rastrick born and raised

Hey I’m Rastrick Born and raised

Take a look outside your window what do you see

The heart and soul of the community

If you say they may be more to life

Well I only know home is where the heart is …

So from Bramston Street to Carr Green Junior School

Field Lane or on Castle Avenue

On the 549 meet me sometime

In the Station Café or St John the Devine

Now I’m singing about a better future

Bringing on better days

When anybody asks me why I say I’m Rastrick born and raised

Hey I’m Rastrick Born and raised

Hey I’m Rastrick Born and raised