John Betjeman

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John Betjeman (1906-1984) was a British Poet Laureate known for his light humorous verse. One of his most famous poems was about Slough, a town west of London. It begins with the rhyme:

'Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough
It isn't fit for humans now...'

He was replaced as Poet Laureate by Ted Hughes. Betjeman was also known as an architectural critic. He is buried at St Enodoc in Cornwall.