I'd stood above and viewed around
some changing scenes and times,
as witnessed below Strawberry Bank
before total loss of mines.
I've been raised among more senior folk
heard tales of their past sights,
formed images to views now lost
under these historic lofty heights.
Early village growth recorded
depicts times before all knew,
I'm fed from local historians
whose work researched it through.
With reference to their previous toil
I climb higher in my quest,
to provide a communal resource
only time will really test.
Northerly view off Herrods Hill can sight an equally prominent Hardwick Hall. But overlooking the Brierley Forest golf course will also historically locate some of the earliest coal mines once peppered around Huthwaite. The title came to mind by recalling a line written 1676, quoting Isaac Newton responding to Robert Hooke, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on ye shoulders of giants."