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.

Local Life - Changes

Carole Dar Decline of Cotton DAR Flo Alan Barry Changes to Blackburn BL
John Marg Ibbotson Her Blackburn Town change BL Alan Ashcroft Little rural change RU
Euphemia Goodger Building in Parbold DA Hilda Burton Know the neighbours BU
Ian Hunter Burscough changes BU Marg David Young MY Growth of Bispham PA
Paul Mackenzie Beeching closes boxes BU Alex Holding Traffic Characters HE
Brian Calderbank Chorley changes CH Elizabeth Calderbank Pub changes EU
Enid Catterall Motorway blight HOG Jean Aston Adlington changes AD
Kenneth Baldwin Adlington Cinema AN Margaret Ladner Community loss Lonely HC
Mary Devey Changes in Chorley CH Barbara France Skem changes 1960s SK
Andy Lomax Saving Old Wigan buildings WI Johnson Hurst Worthington Modern life Moans HI
Pam Boardman Hindley and Churchwork HI Phil Charnock Changes to Wigan parks WI