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Dialect workshop in Grimsby

Ever wondered whether to put up your “gingham” when it’s “mizzling” or if it’s just better to run? Or are you worried about your “weeuns” playing with “woggums” when they’re out in the garden?

If you’ve no idea what the words mean, and would like to find out, why not come along to one of two talks to be given in Grimsby next month by Lincolnshire dialect expert, Loretta Rivett.

Loretta will run workshops on rural crafts, work and traditions of Lincolnshire and how they have influenced the language spoken by Lincolnshire people. The workshop will also explore language used by different social classes through Lincolnshire over the years.

The talks will take place at Grimsby Central library on Friday 9 August and again on Friday 23 August, both days from 10am to 1pm. These are free events, but as places are limited, please book yours by calling (01472) 323628, or email or

The Village Voices season is a series of projects aimed at getting more people involved in exploring the local history, customs and traditions that are important to them. The season has been made possible through a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.



Put up your “gingham” when it’s “mizzling” = put up your umbrella when it’s raining

Worried about your “weeuns” playing with “woggums” – worried about your children playing with worms?