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Hunt for moving wartime poem; PROBLEM POST.

Byline: PATRICIA WATTERSON

CAN you help me find a copy of a poem which featured in The World At War series on television? The only line I can recall is "Remember me when the summer comes, but do not grieve". I think it was written by a Russian soldier during one of the big city sieges during the German campaign in Russia, Operation Barbarosa.

I CANNOT find this but have found a poem which seems to express similar sentiments. The poet is Russian and the lines were written during the early stages of World War II. The poem includes the words:

"Wait for me and I'll return, Spring's death and hate. Let the ones who did not yearn, Say 'I'm saved by fate . . . '" The poet was Konstantin Simonov, born in 1915, and it was written in 1941. The untitled poem is in the book Let The Living Remember, Soviet War Poetry published by Progress Publications in 1976. You could ask your library if they can get this for you through the library exchange service. If any readers are familiar with the words I would be pleased if they write to me.

I HAVE been trying to contact Berry Magicoal Ltd to get new spinners for my fire.

These are called flickerrotas. Most will fit any of their fires so call at or contact Glyn Nuttall Ltd, 15-17 Chatham Place, Liverpool L7 3HD. Tel 0151-709 7709.

They have them in stock and they also have the pins.

A DEAR friend died about a year ago and I would like to plant a small, colourful shrub in her memory, in the walled garden for the patients to see.

Can you advise me what to plant. Where can I obtain it?

DAILY Post Gardening Editor Peter Surridge suggests perhaps a dwarf weeping crab apple. This has a lovely spring blossom and fruits later. He would suggest the Sun Rival variety, which will grow to about five feet after ten years.

But you could consider other shrubs. Peter suggests you call Highfield Nurseries, Gloucester for their free catalogue. This has a range of shrubs with detailed descriptions. The number is 01452 -740266.

DO YOU know where I can get a replacement fibreglass coal effect for my Belling Tivoli fire? I enclose model details.

JONES and Son, 3-5, Bay View Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 8DW can order it. Tel 01492-531414. Quote part number BF 7215.

I HAVE tried to find Disney's The Wiggles, Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas video for my three year old grandson but no one seems to stock it. It is one of five song and dance videos made by Australian entertainers for the very young. We have four of the videos. Can you help me obtain the fifth?

CONTACT Choices Direct, Mail Order Dept. , PO Box 190, Peterborough PE2 6UW. Tel 01733 232800.

Hopefully, you will want one of three still available.

These are pounds 9.99 plus pounds 1.75 post. If necessary they will try and find the others.

This would take some time - with a search fee.

JUST before Christmas, the Royal Mail had an ad featuring Elton John in which a lady's shoe appears on a computer screen. My sister thought the shoes would be perfect for her wedding. How can I find out if the shoe is real, whether a pair can be bought and where?

THE Sea Horse shoes were bought at Basia Zarzycka, 52 Sloane Square, London SW1 W8AX. The shoes are made to order. The price will depend on fabric, decoration and the work required - from pounds 425.

I AM very worried about building work at my house.

There is dripping water in the kitchen which could be condensation or that pipes under the bath are not tight enough, an overflow is running into the garden and the way the shower has been put in it leaks down the side panel when used. The builder says none of this is to do with him.

Can you help?

YOUR local trading standards will advise you what to do and tell you about your rights. Liverpool Trading Standards Department, Kingsway House, P.O. Box 858, Liverpool L69 3YD. Or call 0151-233 3002.

Researching my family tree I have addresses in Liverpool where my grandmother and mother lived. As I cannot find the streets on the current map do you know where I can get a pre-World War II map of the city? Also do you know where I can find the site where my grandparents were buried in, I believe, Anfield Cemetery?

The Liverpool Connection has Ordnance Survey maps of about 1906. The address is Bluceoat Chambers, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX or phone 0151 708 6123. You can search burial plot records at the Record Office, Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool. Or, write to the Cemeteries and Crematoria Service, Allerton Cemetery Lodge, 192 Woolton Road, Liverpool L19 5NF - pounds 7 for each year searched.
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Date:Feb 12, 2002
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