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Dialect of South Lancashire or Tim Bobbin's Tummus and Meary By John Collier
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John Collier was an English caricaturist and satirical poet known by the pseudonym of Tim Bobbin. His first and most famous work, A View of the Lancashire Dialect, or, Tummus and Mary, appeared in... More > 1746, and is the earliest significant piece of Lancashire dialect to be published He died in 1786 leaving the sum of £50 and was buried in the churchyard of Rochdale Parish Church, St. Chad's. He wrote his own epitaph 20 minutes before he died, "Jack of all trades...left to lie i'th dark" which is inscribed upon his gravestone. He had also written a number of other humorous epitaphs for graves, a number of which can still be seen in St. Chad's churchyard. This 1850 edition also includes an enlarged and ammended gloassary of Lancashire Dialect compiled by Samuel Bamford.< Less
Lancashire Sketches By Edwin Waugh
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In this volume, relating to a district with which the writer was intimately acquainted, he has gathered up a few points of local interest, and, in connection with these, he has endeavoured to... More > embody something of the traits of life in South Lancashire with descriptions of its scenery, and with such gleanings from its local history as bore upon the subject, and, under the circumstances, were available to him. This edition includes the stories from th 3rd Edition of Lancashire Sketches This has then been supplemented with further stories that were incorporated into the two volumes of sketches that formed part of G. Milner's eight volume collection of Edwin Waugh's works.< Less
Song of Solomon in 24 English Dialects By Bradford B. Taliaferro
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This is a facsimile reprint of "The Song of Solomon in 24 English Dialects." This is really a series of small books that were commissioned by Prince Bonaparte in the mid 1800s. Dialects... More > included are those of Cornwall, Cumberland, Devonshire, Dorset, Durham, Lancashire, Norfolk, Northumberland, Lowland Scots, Somersetshire, Sussex, Westmoreland, Wiltshire and Yorkshire. The copy used to produce this facsimile was not correct, sections were missing that were listed in the original contents. Others were listed out of the order of binding. One section was added that was not listed. To round out the total number of dialects to the original 24, Henry Scott Riddell’s Lowland Scots was added to the end. A resorted table of contents is included. The original table of contents is left intact for reference.< Less
Chronicles of Waverlow By Ben Brierley
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Benjamin Brierley excelled as a short story writer. In this collection he takes us back in time to a village populated by handloom weavers somewhere in the region between Middleton and Rochdale. An... More > excellent introduction to Lancashire life in the early years of the industrial era, told by a master story-teller in the light-hearted and fun-loving way he was rightly famed for. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Chronicles of Waverlow By Ben Brierley
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Benjamin Brierley excelled as a short story writer. In this collection he takes us back in time to a village populated by handloom weavers somewhere in the region between Middleton and Rochdale. An... More > excellent introduction to Lancashire life in the early years of the industrial era, told by a master story-teller in the light-hearted and fun-loving way he was rightly famed for. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
The Clog Shop Chronicles By John Ackworth
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The Clog Shop Chronicles is a wonderful collection of short stories revolving around the mythical textile village of Beckside somewhere in Lancashire a long time ago. John Ackworth was the pen name... More > of the Wesleyan minister, the Rev. Frederick R Smith. Born at Snaith in what is now Humberside, but was then part of Yorkshire, his religious work took him to Farnworth and Lytham in Lancashire and then to Sheffield, Shotley Bridge and York in the county of his birth. From there he returned to Lancashire, preaching to his flocks in St. Annes-on-Sea, St. Helens, Eccles, Swinton, Manchester and Burnley. He passed away in the latter town in the year of 1917. Thus he, like Samuel Laycock before him, became one of a tiny number of Yorkshireman who made it to the select company of writers in the Lancashire dialect Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford.< Less
The Clog Shop Chronicles By John Ackworth
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The Clog Shop Chronicles is a wonderful collection of short stories revolving around the mythical textile village of Beckside somewhere in Lancashire a long time ago. John Ackworth was the pen name... More > of the Wesleyan minister, the Rev. Frederick R Smith. Born at Snaith in what is now Humberside, but was then part of Yorkshire, his religious work took him to Farnworth and Lytham in Lancashire and then to, Sheffield, Shotley Bridge and York in the county of his birth. From there he returned to Lancashire, preaching to his flocks in St. Annes-on-Sea, St. Helens, Eccles, Swinton, Manchester and Burnley. He passed away in the latter town in the year of 1917. Thus he, like Samuel Laycock before him, became one of a tiny number of Yorkshireman who made it to the select company of writers in the Lancashire dialect. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, Salford.< Less
Early Days By Samuel Bamford
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Volume 1 of Samuel Bamford's autobiography. Samuel Bamford (28 February 1788 – 13 April 1872, was an English radical and writer, who was born in Middleton, Lancashire. In August 1819, Bamford... More > led a group from Middleton to St Peter's Fields, to attend a meeting pressing for parliamentary reform, where they witnessed the Peterloo Massacre. Bamford was arrested and charged with treason. Although the evidence showed that he had not been involved in the violence, he was nevertheless found guilty of inciting a riot and sentenced to a year in Lincoln gaol. The experience of the massacre made a deep impression on Bamford, and convinced him that the state's power would always succeed against radical militancy. He came to be seen as a voice for radical reform, but opposed to any activism that involved physical force. Bamford was the author of poetry (mostly in standard English)but of those in dialect several showing sympathy with the conditions of the working class became widely popular.< Less
Passages in the Life of a Radical By Samuel Bamford
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Volume 2 of Samuel Bamford's autobiography. Samuel Bamford (28 February 1788 – 13 April 1872, was an English radical and writer, who was born in Middleton, Lancashire. In August 1819, Bamford... More > led a group from Middleton to St Peter's Fields, to attend a meeting pressing for parliamentary reform, where they witnessed the Peterloo Massacre. Bamford was arrested and charged with treason. Although the evidence showed that he had not been involved in the violence, he was nevertheless found guilty of inciting a riot and sentenced to a year in Lincoln gaol. The experience of the massacre made a deep impression on Bamford, and convinced him that the state's power would always succeed against radical militancy. He came to be seen as a voice for radical reform, but opposed to any activism that involved physical force. Bamford was the author of poetry (mostly in standard English)but of those in dialect several showing sympathy with the conditions of the working class became widely popular.< Less
Ice Made and Other Stories By Terence Park
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“It’s the writer’s job to find the facts and build them into his story.” Is this drudgery or are you inspired? In Little Jimmy, Asbestalux and Pax Imperii an enormous... More > reservoir built in the Rossendale Valley is backdrop to the hazards of asbestos and a still supreme British Empire. Message for Oeipa and Winter in Alexandria are set against the slaughter of three Roman legions in 9 AD. What would our pets say about us if they could talk? Carrie gives a cat’s view and Dodger a dog’s. If an alien came to this planet, what would she see? In Night of Life, first contact with aliens comes with strings. Cuckoo looks at cross species hook-ups. In Joe and the Xenophids, first contact has gone badly wrong and the extinction of the human race is on the cards. Brant is a knight-errant who gets drawn into the intrigues, as the royal blood line of a kingdom comes under threat. Not all fantasy is happy ever after as our heroine discovers in City.< Less