wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
  Thomas Woodcock VC
  Ancient and Loyal
  Wigan facts
  Famous Wiganers
  Wigan dialect
  Wigan speyk!
  Black & White
  Local art
  Local poetry
  I remember...
  My collection
  Pubs of the Past
  Wigan quizzes
  Picture quizzes
  Jigsaws II
  Wigan Cemetery Index
  Gidlow Cemetery Index
  Hindley Cemetery Index
  Ince Cemetery Index
  Westwood Cemetery Index
  Howe Bridge Cemetery Index
  Roll of Honour
  Reading Room
  Reading Room 2
  Spitfire Crash
  Street History
  Wigan Streets, 1890
  Wigan Streets, 1903
  Wigan Streets, 1909
  Wigan Streets, 1933
  Wigan Yards
  On this day in...
  Court Leet Rolls
  Wigan Past
  Wigan Crest
  Old news
  1825 Directory
  1869 Directory
  1881 Directory
  Hindley Directory
  Ince Directory
  Upholland residents
  1889 Yearbook
  Wigan Views, 1908
  Old Borough Guide
  Picture Post, 1939
  Recipes, 1925
  Your Letters
Th' Ceawncil Meetin'  by Cyril Ashurst.

Neaw here's a grand owd story
Which Ah'd like to bring to leet,
It's abeawt some Wiggin ceawncillers
Who met one Mund'y neet;
Well it seems they had a backlog
O' topics to debate,
Which wur listed o'th' agenda
As th' chermon handed eawt.

Neaw one o'th' topics listed
Which had bin left i'th' dark,
Wus th' ways an' means o' breetenin' up
Th' teawn's municipal park;
So when th' chermon oppen't th' session
An' axed "Wot con wey do"?
Aw th' ceawncillers i' teawrn
Wur gi'ed a chance to air their view.

Well th' fust mon said,
"Some fancy plants an' trees a'll add new face,
An' there's no deawt abeawt it
They'll breeten up th' owd place";
"Statues i' stone o' famous men",
Said another, "They'll add mystery,
An' they're beawn't attract thoose soart o' foalk
Wot like a bit uv history".

Neaw, there wur mony mooer ideas
Wot wur browt up fer debatin'
An' while th' meetin' talked abeawt 'em aw
Owd Tummus set theer waitin';
Then he said, "Ah've getten a proposal
Wod Ah would like to make,
Why don't wey ged a gondola
An' pur it eawt o'th' lake".

Well th' meetin' talked abeawt it
An' gi'ed it a gradely do
An' mooest uv 'em admitted
As it would make a lovely view;
Then th' chermon cawed fer order
An' when th' noise ud deed away
He said, "Ah'm gooin' t'caw fer th' vote
Iv nobd'ys owt else t'say".

Neaw Owd Jem ceawered deawn i'th' corner
Ud ne'er spokken a word aw neet,
But suddenly he storred hisel'
An' geet up on his feet;
Then he said, "Mesthur Chermon, Ah'd like t'amend
That proposal made bi Tum,
Instead uv us geddin' a gondola,
Let's get two an' breed off 'em".


 © 2018 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.