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
The Rochdale Pioneers (2011) The Original Cooperative Principles of 1844 Self help Self responsibility Democracy Equality Equity Solidarity New Pioneers, video, Huckleberry Films, 21 October 2011, viewed 18 August 2015, YouTube.
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”
YouTube video that details a history of Rochdale. Watch it here.