Finding ‘the Blue Pots wayther too sthrong’ #RochdaleStoryTrail

Oh the water – or the way-ter – and the warther.  In ‘James Leach’, a dialect sketch by John Trafford Clegg set in Wardle, Robin, a ‘gawmless-lookin young chap’, accidentally pours a bucket of dirty water over himself.  One woman worries that he’ll be ‘kilt’, but someone else jokes that Robin has ‘fund t’Blue Pots wayther … More Finding ‘the Blue Pots wayther too sthrong’ #RochdaleStoryTrail

Music and “Rochdale…the centre of the genuine Lancashire dialect”

Poem: ‘Come Whoam To Thi’ Childer An’ Me’ by Edwin Waugh (c. 1865) Music: The Oldham Tinkers (c. 1975) “Rochdale and its vicinity may be considered as the centre of the genuine Lancashire dialect, a variety of the English tongue, which, though uncouth to the ear, and widely differs in words and grammar from cultivated … More Music and “Rochdale…the centre of the genuine Lancashire dialect”