A young person taking a photo on their phone of a red dress.

Poems by Danni Willey Youth Heritage Board member

9th August 2023

Here is a collection of poems written by Danni Willey, who is a member of our Youth Heritage Board. Danni has written some poems inspired by our visits to some heritage sites, including the Tobacco Factory and National Trust’s Tyntesfield.


The Tobacco Factory


Tobacco factory

With its vast history

Revelatory for its time

Built by design by

Architect Sir Frank Willis

I’m sure he would be proud

His building still being used now.


Saved from demolition

By George Ferguson

This building stands tall,

As one of Bristol great landmarks.


Now being used as theatre entertainment and restaurants

Very different from its first use

We still see rumbles of history on its walls, and see a new history being made

Watch its theatre productions where fun and laughter go forth.

A museum sign of an historical timeline of Tobacco Factory



Red Dress Exhibition at Tyntesfield House


What elegance

and beauty

bestow us.

Touched by the hands

and hearts

of many

intricately sown,

by men and woman

across the globe.


These seamstress

tell a story through

their red beauty

a story of pain

and struggle

living through poverty,

war torn countries

yet they still have big

smiles on their faces

Loving the job their doing.

A museum display of a red dress on a mannequin.

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