..Wigan Dialect

A Collection of Lancashire Dialect Poems, Photographs, Phrases & Sayings from around the Wigan area. By Jeff Unsworth



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I was born in No 55 Tram St, Platt Bridge,
near Wigan, Lancashire in 1946.
Having been raised in a place where dialect
was a normal way of speaking, it was natural to pick up words and phrases that for many people have long since become redundant.

Not wanting these dialect words and phrases to disappear and to keep the memories of where I originated, I decided to commit some of what I remembered to verse for posterity.

After writing a few verses over a number of years, I entered a local Festival of Arts competition in 1996. I entered a very short but funny poem entitled "El Toopay".

To my surprise, it won 1st prize in the humorous section.

It was at this time that I decided to compile a small collection of dialect poems. This compilation of verses is not meant to be an in depth study of Lancashire Dialect but a collection of situations and events that I hope would bring a smile to the readers face.
I realise that dialect is difficult to read or understand.Therefore I have included translations to each poem.Please bear in mind it is not always easy to translate each word or phrase without losing the rhyme.

.........................................Jeff Unsworth

( Tram St original street sign. )

Preserved thanks to Eric Turner of Hindley Green
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Wigan Dialect Copyright © 1998 Jeff Unsworth

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