..Wigan Dialect

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

Conveners Address


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Conveners Address

" Reet lads , we'll have a meetin."
Is usually the sheawt.
" Wiv geett'n a bit o bissniss,
We'll at get sortid eawt.

Awt lads ,they start a gathrin,
Un meetins on the go.
Un then we hear them famous words.
" Reet lads. Us yo know."

Meetins cawd to order.
Un soon gets under way.
Un then convener tells us,
Were on abeawt ar pay.

" Eaw much ar they off'rin."
One mons er'd fot sheawt.
" Is it wot we ast for,
Or are we cummin eawt."

" Neaw calm deawn lads,
There's no talk of us strik'in.
Fust, lets consider worr thiv offered.
Afoor we aw start skraak'in.

" I'll read yo wot thiv offered then.
Burr a want yo keep yo cool.
If yo don't like wot yor ear'in.
Yo con allus werk to rule.

Wigan Dialect Copyright © 1998 Jeff Unsworth

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