Being ‘jannock’ on #oatcakeday

Twitter, that font of fleeting information, has informed me that today is the seventh annual Staffordshire #OatcakeDay.  It’s a way of raising attention: the baked good has history and it’s a nice way to use food to promote Staffordshire and, in particular, Stoke-on-Trent. Stoke, like Rochdale, is another place that has pockets of extreme deprivation … More Being ‘jannock’ on #oatcakeday

“…but ony buddi e Rachde knone us it is so…” Oliver Ormerod and Dialect Writing

The following blog post is an extension of a poster presentation given at the Manchester Metropolitan University’s 8th Postgraduate Research Conference held on the 5th November at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Please click this link to view: poster for MMU Innovation 2015. And follow the hyperlinks in the text below for more information. Dialect is … More “…but ony buddi e Rachde knone us it is so…” Oliver Ormerod and Dialect Writing

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”