Ian Burdon reflects on the article in The Northumbrian issue 181 focusing on Lord Haldane and his Newcastle roots. The article was written by Malcolm Campbell, based on the book Haldane, by John Campbell.
Warkworth-based writer Paul Mein, won first prize in the Lost Words Dialect Writing Competition organised by The Word in South Shields for this story…
Ye’ll hev nae doot hord the sayin “ Many a mickle myeks a muckle.”
Nowt sa true as when wa taakin aboot bilberries.
Barbara Brown, of Camberley, Surrey, who sent us this poem, writes: I have had this poem for more than 30 years and I feel it must be more than 50 years old, and felt it might be interesting for your readers…
The fight for the short-shanked shull
Ye’ll hev hord aboot strikes and wars and the likes,
Ye’ll hev hord about “Blackoots and Knockoots”,
But aa’ll tell ye a tale that’ll turn ye all pale
It’s the tale of a Colliery Lockoot.