Holly Tree Fish & Chips

6 Pinewood • Holly Tree Village

Blackburn • Lancashire • BB2 5AD

Tel:- 01254 200401

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Th’ Owd Seights



Th’ owd seights o’ Blegburn are gooin’ one bi one,

An’ afoor long nowt’ll remain

But mem’ries an’ sad dreeams o’ days thad are gone

An’ fooak thad wey’ll ne’er see again.

Oh, id fills me wi’ sadness such changes t’ see

I’ t’ teawn where aw’ve lived fro’ a lad

In a verra shoort time complate strangers wey’ll be

Neaw thad planners o’ t’ teawn ‘ev run mad.

Th’ owd Technical College ‘ll sooan bi shut deawn

Neaw a new un’s been built fo’ t’ young fooak;

Id’s jest like a fact’ry in t’ middle o’ t’ teawn,

Except id’s ner chimbleys ner smooak.

They’ve pooed deawn owd ‘eauses deawn monny a back streeat –

An’ th’ alleys where wey onest used t’ play

‘ll echo no moor t’ t’ thrampin’ o’ feeat

O’ t’ warkers at fost peep o’ day.

They tell mi as Market Haw’s next thing t’ goa –

Id strike mi theer’s soom soort o’ game,

Fo’ bi changin’ aw t’ landmarks they’re mekkin’ it soa

In a year ‘r two, nowt’ll bi t’ same!



                                                             Mick o’ Pleasington  1964


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