May 2007 - Thomas Blackah / Situation Leeds

Saint Mark's Church, Woodhouse.
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Postby Basher » Mon 21 May, 2007 10:03 pm

Uploaded atlast! My little contribution from St Mark's.
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Postby munki » Thu 24 May, 2007 10:16 am

wsmith wrote:
I found this in Saint George's Field cemetery (which might itself make a good subject for one of your features). It was nice to see the words of this forgotten poet shown again in the place of his burial, although a little more information about the poet might be nice, like, a name or something!

Does anyone know anything more about this poet?


Hi wsmith! I asked around a few friends at the University & was told that St. George's field contains the bones (somewhere) of one THOMAS BLACKAH, a poet who wrote in the Yorkshire Dialect & was popular in his day - forgotten now.

It's a pretty unusual name, so let's see what we can find out about him. Reclaim a Leeds poet and bring him back from the forgotten past.

Let's see if we can get one of his poems up here, & even a picture.

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'Are we surprised that men perish, when monuments themselves decay? For death comes even to stones and the names they bear.' - Ausonius.
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Postby pid » Thu 24 May, 2007 11:52 am

     Coom, don on thy bonnet an' shawl
        
     a fine thomas blackah poem for your perusal


Coom, don on thy bonnet an' shawl,
An' straighten thy cap an' thy hair;
I's really beginnin' to stall
To see thee sit dazzin' i' t' chair.

Sea coom, let us tak a walk oot,
For t' air is as warm as a bee;
I hennot a morsel o' doot
It'll help beath lile Willy an' thee.

We'll gan reet throo t' Middle Toon,
As far as to Reavensgill Heead;
When thar, we can sit wersens doon
On t' crags close at side o' t' becksteead.

An' then, oh! hoo grand it'll be
To pass a few minutes away,
An' listen t' birds sing on each tree
Their carols for closin' the day.

An' all aboot t' green nobby hills,
T' lile daisies their beauties will show;
An' t' perfume at Flora distils
Like breath o' the mornin' will blow.

Then don on thy bonnet an' shawl,
An' coom let's be walkin' away;
I's fairly beginnin' to stall
To see thee sit dazzin' all t' day.


Thomas Blackah
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Postby pid » Thu 24 May, 2007 11:56 am

the man himself

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Postby farbank » Fri 20 Jul, 2007 7:54 pm

Hey up there Munki lad,!
                                     I've just latched onto this page. Doin' a bit o' browsing. Are you certain that Thomas Blackah wrote in the Yorks dialect.? Because reading his words seems too easy to be written as pronounced, here in Yorks. It all really seems 'geordie' to me. And I DO talk funny as it is.!
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Postby JanCee » Fri 20 Jul, 2007 8:09 pm

Agree with that farbank. Round about Ashington I'd guess.

And I speak as a formerly adopted Geordie, soon to be re-adopted if things go to plan!
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Postby farbank » Fri 20 Jul, 2007 8:19 pm

Hello Jancee,
                    I hope your'e being adopted to somewhere warmer. But my daughter-in-law is Geordie, and 3 grandsons all living up there in Coxlodge. And they all think it's ME that talks gormless.!
[Jocks with their brains kicked oot!]

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Postby JanCee » Fri 20 Jul, 2007 8:35 pm

Can't afford the villa in Spain just yet unfortunately.

Don't know whether I should say it on here but Geordies have the best accent. Sorry fellow Loiners. [not really]
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Postby cnosni » Fri 07 Sep, 2007 7:41 pm

Bloody Hell

i dont know how i missed this about St Marks in Woodhouse.

Not so much the exhibition in the church but actually been able to get in.

I am doing my family history and part of my family used this church from the very beginning of its opening as they lived and died in Woodhouse from around 1730.

I have been copying monumental inscriptions in the churchyard and always wanted to get inside to see where my great great grandmother was christened,where her grandfather ,his father and his grandfather were buried.

Damn!
Don't get me started!!
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