On this page you can experience dialect speakers reading Lancashire literature by not only hearing the dialect but seeing the source poem as well. This will be particularly beneficial to those unused to the sight and sound of the County's dialect and we hope will encourage people to start 'having a go' themselves once familiarity is achieved.

Home and Family Life - Houses

Ada Jones First House described HI Audrey Rigby Early house HI
Carole Dar Soot in Darwen DAR Carole Gibbs Move for School HO
Christine Bishop House rooms PE Elizabeth Robinson Birthplace WI
Geoff Draper Living in Boatman Cottage BU George Fairhurst Owned all street WI
Gwen Charnock Poor house abbatoir WI Joan Vernal Modern House 1936 UW
John Marg Ibbotson Her house BL Karl Shacklady Finch house demolished SH
Lawrence Rigby Wigan Terraced House WI Maggie Bracegirdle Mill dam Council Estate BU
Margaret Ad Red House story AD Margaret Arkwright Old Council House WI
Margaret Ladner Chorley house and Cockroaches HC Mary Devey Gillibrand Farm Home CH
Peggy Freestone No house after war BU Percy Harrison Buying a Council House LEY
Raymond Davies Lived First Council house WI Rose Winstanley 1970s Furnished flat WI
Sharon Lowe Council house Culdesac WI Susan Draper Family at Cedar Farm RU