Oral history, dialect, music & poetry

Please note: The poetry and its attendant newspaper commentary, used on this website link, is Victorian and reflects the ideology and language of that time. Terms may be used, and social attitudes may be expressed, which would be unacceptable today, but in the interests of historical accuracy examples of this have not been amended or censored*.

*Dr Simon Rennie, Senior Lecturer in Victorian Poetry at the University of Exeter.

Edward Roberts dedicated the following poem to his friend John B. Taylor, who between them designed the standing stone on Top of Leach

Fun Days


Apparently there was a cricket pitch in the field opposite the “2 Mile” marker on Rooley Moor Road (just at the start of the rural section after the housing estate). Does anyone have any details?