Lancashire tongue twisters at library as expert stops in

Photo Ian Robinson Lancashire dialect performer, Sid Calderbank, from Euxton
Photo Ian Robinson Lancashire dialect performer, Sid Calderbank, from Euxton
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A popular singer, impressionist and poet is in town for a night of tongue-twisting entertainment.

Dialect expert Sid Calderbank brings his show, A Lancashire Garland of the Songs, poems and stories of St Annes, the Fylde and Rossendale, to St Annes Library on October 17 from 7pm.

Sid, who is known as a Lancashire dialect historian, has more than 40 years’ experience compiling the county’s unique vocabulary.

Community heritage manager Andrew Walmsley said Sid promises an evening of fun for guests.

He added: “During the evening Sid will be bringing us the work of some of the Lancashire Poets, many of whom came had connections with the Rossendale area.

“He’s chairman of The Lancashire Society, committee member of the Edwin Waugh Dialect Society and founder of the National Dialect Day to be held later this year in Exeter.”

The evening is part of a series of events marking the historical connections between the Fylde coast and the Lancashire town of Rossendale.

Tickets cost £2.50