Farthingale Publications

... Is a hobby website containing articles of local interest to Lancastrians, some favourite walking and cycling routes, selected words and poetry, and some writings of more general nature as well as the authors picture gallery, it can be accessed via the menu at the head of the page.

Words & Poems

This is a small selection of the poems on the site, others are accessible via the link at the head of the page.

Wallgate Chronicles

..... is a series of articles available via the menu at the head of the page. The links below are a sample:-

God Bless these Poor Wimmen that's Childer

A poem by Thomas Brierley 1828 ~ 1909

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God bless these poor wimmen that's childer!
Shuz whether they're rich or they're poor,
Thur's nob'dy con tell whot a woman
Wi' little 'uns has to endure;
The times that hoo's wakken i' th'neet-time,
Attendin' thur wailin' and pain,
Un' smoothin' thur pillow of sickness,
Would crack ony patient mon's brain.

God bless these poor wimmen that's childer!
Heaw patient they are i' distress!
An infant that God has afflicted
Does ever a woman love less?
Not hur! The sick creatur' hoo watches,
Wi' caution ten-fowd in hur ee,
Hoo'll never lose seet on't a minute,
For fear it should happen to dee.

God bless these poor wimmen that's childer!
Aw deem it a very fine treat
To sit eawt o' seet, un' be watchin' 
A woman gi' th'childer some meat;
Heaw pleasant un' smilin' her nature, 
Hur face is surrounded wi' joy, 
Hoo's dealing o th'childer a fist full,
Un' plenty on table t' put by. 

God bless these poor wimmen that's childer!
Aw know that they'n mony a fort,
But chaps has no 'kashun to chuckle,
Men's blemishes are not so short:
Then have a kind word for these wimmen,
If t'maddest un' vilest o' men
Wurn just made i' wimmen a fortneet,
They'd never beat wimmen agen.

God bless these poor wimmen that's childer!
These smoothers of sorrow and death,
These angels of softness and mercy,
That comfort so long as they've breath;
These magical charmers of manhood,
These wreathers of love and delight,
These fairies that never desert us,
God bless 'um aw say, wi' yo'r might!

Local Interest

The articles listed under the links below are just a small selection of the items of Local Interest documented in this section of Farthingale Publications. Other material is accessible via the appropriate link at the head of the page.

Walking & Cycling

More local walking and cycling routes are documented in the Walking and Cycling section of Farthingale Publications accessible via the link at the head of the page. Those available via the links below are just a small selection of favourites.

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