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I've been doing some research
West Country industrial history
Hit upon Devon Scone Mines
Devon Scone Mines of Ottery
One of Devon biggest industries
Are they still in production
Do they still produce scones
Seems to be a bit of a mystery

When I was a lad men worked in industries
They were hard and tough and died in their sixties
You were an adult long before your twenties
A wife a child and other responsibilities
Now the word covers differing sorts of entities
It's hard to break sweat serving pastries.

This spider is an industrial beast
He weaves his web of steel
Even if your an arachnophobe
He has a certain kerb appeal