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Friday, 17 June 2011

LINK: YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM MIDDLEWICH WHEN...


This might be something of a culture shock to many, but not to me. Someone had the bright idea of starting a Facebook group with this enticing title and the results are astonishing - a cavalcade of authentic memories from people who grew up in Middlewich and remember it warts and all, rather than through the rose-coloured glasses many of us like to wear. There's even a brief mention for my own contribution to Middlewich Night Life - 'Dees Disco' at The Vaults (1979-1982).

4 comments:

  1. On Facebook Geraldine Williams commented:

    You Know you're from Middlewich when you know how to spell 'Aqueduct' correctly - this is because Middlewichers always pronounced it 'Akkerduct'!

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  2. Or even, in extreme cases, 'th'ackerdock'. This is a rare example of Middlewich dialect using the definite article (or a bit of it, anyway). In most cases it's dropped altogether, as in 'down pub', 'down street', 'down Dillon's'.

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  3. On Facebook Geraldine Williams replied:

    You're quite right Dave, 'th'ackerdock' was the norm. Perhaps I've been away too long......!

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  4. Also on Facebook, Geraldine Williams said that "You know you're from Middlewich when you call people from Winsford ''Tater cakes'!"

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