I thought it would be interesting to create a group dedicated to local tales, written works, legends, poetry and prose from these here parts.  General guidelines for posting are that it doesn't have to be true, or validated, but obviously validation helps any tale.  It can be your own work or someone elses, but please try and acknowledge the author of the original piece.

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Monday, 14 April, 2014 - 19:00 to 23:00
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Join Nicola And Alex for their first ever proper gig outside of Newcastle!

Don't lose your connection

With the ways of the past.

There's been a bit of talk around the cloggin' campfire about the noble sport of Dwile F

I was talking to a friend the other day about the dumbing down of society, and especially the loss of cool associated with poetry and literary arts

Saturday, 22 March, 2014 - 19:30 to 23:30
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Shaw Playhouse This Saturday - A Few Tickets Remaining     


It looks like the link to buy tickets from the Shaw Playhouse is broken.   - It's sorted now, so, get down there, or phone, or click the big ticket thing below: because this looks like it's going to be a great gig.  I'm going to have it laugh

I've had this conversation a few times before, in occasional pubs, with fellow tipplers, seemingly prepared to offer a willing ear to bend.

I'm having an OCD nightmare with our Facebook page being stuck on 99 likes, please get your fb friends to like it.

This is a great poem about clogs possibly attributed to the late Rochdale dialect poet

“If tha can’t see th’ills, it’s rainin’
If tha can see ‘em, it’s gonna”
Th’ owd mon as used to live next door

Wi’ t’jingle o’ bells and the beat of a drum
Look up t’road, for t' Rushcart ‘as coom.


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