Birmingham Daybreak (1962) by Paul Holmes 2002

Waiting for the bus at dawn
Muffled up in scarves and caps
With gas mask bags saved from the war
Shouldered on their suds-oiled macs
Heading for the factory floor
Labourers, foremen, electricians,
Welders, setters, apprentice fitters
all with their lunches neatly packed
Woodbine smoking factory rats