Poetry

These are the collection poems.

Annual August Bank Trip

The Colin Holt Band at Morley Town Hall in Yorkshire Film and Folk 2009 Colin Holt's songs about his childhood memories of living in Morley are published on his band's CD Reminiscence Deftly Trips. Our community in the 1960s all seemed to be linked to the textile industry in some way, and subsequently linked to...

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Ardsley Station

This poem is dedicated to Carrie Thackrah, Mary Arnold, Edna Sanderson, Amy Merrick and "aar Ida", a happy band of porters who worked on Ardsley station: "They stood unbowed thru' 'itler's war - but fell in peace under t' Beechin' axe"

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Morley Carnival

MORLA CARNIVAL by Peter Walsh In a tahn o muck, in a tahn o moil, Some folk call it Morla Oil A lang time sin', before t'last waar, T'procession began at Tingla Bar. Morla Carnival this peepshow wor called, Summat to liven us when we wor stalled, Held once a year t' aid Medical Charity,...

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Morley Dialect Dictionary

Flat cap and passport packed? Then all you need now is this extract from an 1830's guide to Morley dialect by Norrisson Scatcherd, and no-one will know you're not a Morleian born and bred! A ADDLE, to earn by labour. Agate, doing or performing work. Akin, related, or of kindred. Arr, a spot or freckle...

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My Changing Town

A poem by Margaret Watford.

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Pretty Lane

While researching photographic archives of Morley, on this website I came across a photograph in sepia of a lady in a quiet lane, with a hand written note beneath it “Annie Watson in Pretty Lane Morley 1900”. The Watsons were Mill owners, with a long history in Morley. Both my Father and Mother worked in...

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Railway nostalgia

This poem is dedicated to Carrie Thackrah, Mary Arnold, Edna Sanderson, Amy Merrick and "aar Ida", a happy band of porters who worked on Ardsley station: "They stood unbowed thru' 'itler's war - but fell in peace under t' Beechin' axe" ARDSLEY STATION A strange silence lingers in t'small empty hollow wheear t'station used to...

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