on your centenary this year,
and on the great skill of your players,
for a club that they hold so dear.
History through football,
brought us lessons from the past.
An insight into yesterday,
leaving memories that will last.
We spoke to ex player, Roy Bentley,
who told stories from his time,
we met Michael Foreman, the Illustrator,
Crispin Thomas wrote us a rhyme.
Our meeting with Chelsea Pensioners,
and the stories that they told.
Dressed in their smart red uniforms,
with buttons like shiny gold.
We’ve listened to stories of wartime,
of laughter, of fun and of sadness.
Reunions with loved ones,
and the tears of joy and gladness.
Joe’s story was unbelievable,
of his capture in the midst of war.
Of his helping to build a railway,
for an enemy he would soon abhor.
We feel lucky to have been chosen,
to take part in this special scheme.
So to Westminster Archives, Thank you,
and good luck to the Chelsea team.