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 Post subject: Lost--stolen or strayed
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:00 pm 
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LOST STOLEN OR STRAYED

one of the Advertising Booklets given out by Burnley Corporation included a street map. Unfortunately these maps omitted several streets in Briercliffe.

Thers one thing abairt Sykers at strangers cairnt abide,
air much they get messed abairt, they still hev all ther pride.
Abairt them streets ats missing, that'll noorn worry us owld chap,
a lot of us Owd Sykers doornt put Burnley on their map.

Ah seem ter remember Burnley, ah once went theer on mi bike,
its weer Bob Lord hes a football team, between Worsthorne and Harle Syke.
Burnleys nair done owt fer Syke, it really is a sin,
A village ats prospered on its own, as burnleys getten its gin.

We've allus getten theer on air own s why meck all this fuss,
its noorn us ats joined wi Burnley, its them ats joined wi us.
the chap ats drawn this blooming map, he really wouldn't know,
if yer axed him weer Th'Hicker Biggin were, or Siberia an Nick hearps Row.

or Cock o Tabbies Corner Shop, an other things that matter,
like weers White Elephant reservoir, weer Harle Syke gets its watter.
But when ah really look at map, an start a ruminating,
the moor ah look at what tha sez, its far frae illuminating.

Cos nair ahm really worried,
soor Gabriel blow thi horn,
cos if King Street isn't on that blooming map,
then ah were never born.

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Places referred to above
Bob Lords Football team----Burnley
Hicker Biggins---refers to Higher Buildings between Hill End and Lane Bottom.
Cock o Tabbies Corner Shop-----opposite Hare and Hounds and Sun Inn Haggate.
White Elephant Reservoir---opposite Herd House farm between Holt Hill and Thursden.
Siberia----Harle Syke Mill now Sutcliffes Antique warehouse.

Th'Owd Syker

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Hicker Biggins is where I am Gloria :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:16 pm 
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I know David.
Not sure which is Cock o Tabbies corner shop though at Haggate, it could be either.

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