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A selection of poems and ditties
from the pen of J R Booker..
Latterly of High Street and
Hyndley Road, Bolsover
and a proud ex-pupil of:
Welbeck Road Infants,
 Bolsover CofE Juniors (The Nats),
and Shirebrook Grammar.

Compiled and published in awe and admiration by younger brother Geoff.

J R Booker in the mid 60s

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A collection of humorous prose from J R Booker, written in a unique fashion to reflect the local Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire dialect. A number of subjects are covered dating back to experiences in the early 1950s, through his school years and up to more recent events. The approach may occasionally be irreverent, certainly raising nostalgic memories, but the humour always shines through.
Well done John and thanks for sharing big bro.


A Bolsover lad, John Booker spent his formative years in the shadow of the area’s main landmark the 17th century hilltop castle - the work of William Cavendish, grandson of the infamous Bess of Hardwick More


For the benefit of any foreign visitors (or southerners) - there are many regional variations in dialect and accent throughout the UK. Aspects of the dialect in this area of Derbyshire include the use of hard vowels and omitting the word ‘the’. We’ve put together a glossary/dictionary just in case you need a little help with translation. More


Phoenix (Nowt stops a good man from doin woris raight)

Ab Honesto Virum Bonum Nihil Deterret


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