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STORIES AND POEMS

BY

J. T. TAYLOR.


EDITED BY J. W. EASTHOPE.



OLDHAM
HIRST, KIDD & RENNIE LIMITED, PRINTERS.
1928.


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J T Taylor

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CONTENTS

FOREWORD

MEMOIR AND POEM

A SONNET


STORIES

A TRICK OF FATE

A QUEER CURE

NAN O
DANS CENSUS PAPER

A COOKERY MISHAP

A STRANGE RIDE

OFFICIALLY DEED: A CENSUS SURVEY

A MIXED WEDDING

A REMINISCENCE

SOME REFLECTIONS ON A LIVIN
WAGE

BEAUTIFUL OLDHAM

A PARK EPISODE

ELECTIN
’ TH’ MAYOR

A REMINISCENCE OF BOGGART HO
CLOUGH

RELIGION AN
EDDICATION

SINGIN
’ AN’ TALKIN’ MACHINES

THEER AN
’ GETTIN’ THEER

YELDS GREEN RE-VISITED

WAR AN
’ MUSIC

LAST VISIT TO YELDS GREEN OWD SING

PRACTICAL POLITICS

TIM O
’ TUMS ON HIS WAKES EAWT

THE GREAT DARLIN
ANLITTLE DARLIN

A DOUBLE STORE WEDDING

THE LITTLE BLIND FIDDLER:
A CHRISTMAS STORY


A PRICELESS CHRISTMAS GIFT

DAVID
S CHRISTMAS GIFT:
CHAPTER I.
CHAPTER II.

THE REVEREND JACOB JENKINS
’ CHRISTMAS PUDDIN

BOBBIN CLOOF KESMUS WAITS:
CHAPTER I.
CHAPTER II.
CHAPTER III.


A LITTLE SANTA CLAUS

PHILIP FINCHETT
S FIRST SERMON: AN ECHO OF THE GREAT RAILWAY STRIKE

JOE PEPPER: A TALE OF BONFIRE TIME

SAM TWIDDLEFIELD: A CHRISTMAS TALE

MISS PINK
S VALENTINE

THE TWO GHOSTS: A STORY FOR CHRISTMAS EVE


POEMS
 
CHRISTMAS SONG

THE WEATHER

A WALK IN SPRING

CRICKET

LIFE
S WORK

A SMILE

THOSE CONFOUNDED BUTTONS

NATIONAL HONOUR: A SONNET

NATIONAL RULE: FROM AN ESSAY ON IMPERIALISM

WAR

HUMAN PROGRESS

WHITSUNTIDE

ILFRACOMBE

SAM BAMFORD

FOR OFFICE:
AFTER (NOT MUCH) LORD SALISBURY AT LIVERPOOL


TO THE LIBERALS OF ENGLAND

THE M.P. AND THE BABY

THE SONG OF THE CALLS

A SIMPLE STANDARD

’TIS HARD TO DIE IN YOUTH

A PRAYER

HEAVENLY GRACE

HYMN OF PRAYER

EAWR FOLKS
’ POLITICS

TORYISM

EAWR SPIRITED POLICY

THE ELECTION

THE SHIP CANAL

EAWR JOHNNY

EAWR MALLY

A FAMILY EAWT

TH
’ OWD FOLKS’ TAY PARTY

CLEVER FOLKS

SAM TULIP
S WILL

OWD SARAH

WALKIN
’ REAUND

OLDHAM AND OLDHAMMERS

OWDHAM WAKES

EAWR JAMMIE

JOE TODLIN


REET AN
’ WRUNG

ADVICE TO YOUNG FRIENDS

EAWR MALLY ON TH
’ JUBILEE

EAWR SALLY ON TH
’ STORE

DIVI

MRS. PENDLEBURY
S PICKLE: OR THE CURSE OF CREDIT:
A DOMESTIC DRAMA


LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS


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List of Illustrations

Ed. -- although the book used for this transcription is in good condition, Im afraid to say that the images it contains are of very poor quality and quite beyond repair.

UNITARIAN CHAPEL AND SCHOOL,
LORD STREET, OLDHAM


HOUSE IN CHADDERTON ROAD IN WHICH
J. T. TAYLOR LIVED IN HIS YOUTH

  
STATUE OF THE LATE JOHN PLATT, ESQ., M.P.,
IN ALEXANDRA PARK, OLDHAM

  
MEMORIAL WINDOWS IN THE UNITARIAN CHAPEL,
LORD STREET, OLDHAM

    
REFERENCE LIBRARY,
OLDHAM INDUSTRIAL CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY

    
TULIP BEDS, ALEXANDRA PARK, OLDHAM

STATUE OF THE LATE JOSEPH HOWARTH,
OLDHAMS BLIND BELLMAN

 
HEALDS GREEN, CHADDERTON

HEALDS GREEN “OLD SING,” AUGUST 7th, 1927

CHADDERTON FOLD

INTERIOR OF THE UNITARIAN CHAPEL,
LORD STREET, OLDHAM

      
OLD MARKET PLACE,
OLDHAM, 1860


OLD OLDHAM

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