EDWIN WAUGH DIALECT SOCIETY
Welcome to our website
We trust that you will find it interesting and hopefully you will be able to contact any of us should you wish to do so, via e-mail or by telephone to any of our committee members.
Better still, why not come and visit us at one of our meetings? Tha'll find a gradely welcome theer. Then, if you'd like to join us, we'll be more than happy to welcome you as a member.
The Society was formed in 1938 by a group of Lancashire Dialect enthusiasts.
It lapsed in 1940 due to the effects of the Second World War but restarted in 1950.
It has continued to the present day.
Meetings are held on the second TUESDAY of every month from October to June, commencing at 7.30pm
The meeting starts with a welcome to all from the evening's Chairman, followed by a rendition of Edwin Waugh's song "A Lift on the Way",.
We then have a reading of a poem or extract from one of Waugh's works by a pressed volunteer and hear the 'Parish Notices' from the Secretary.
Members are then entertained by a speaker, or a performer. You can find full details of each of our monthly meetings on the Events Calendar page.
A vote of thanks is given followed by a second Waugh song, "Toddlin' Whoam", being the most appropriate!
After this, in the immortal words of our previous President, Jack Lye, "Tha con aw pike off whoam neaw!"
The evening ends at around 9.00 pm.
Your first meeting is free. Please do come and see if you like what we do.
The annual subscription of £5 is due at the October meeting.
Voluntary donations at each meeting help defray the cost of the room hire.