Month: December 2015

‘Where’s Our Spake Gone?’ Tipton
This is the first of four films exploring the dialect of the Black Country using the voices and images of local people. This film is based up 10 audio recording of people living in Tipton.
Produced and edited by: Geoff Broadway
Recordings: Juanita Williams

Joseph Jones

Joseph Jones is a WW2 veteran aged 94 who lives in Rowley Regis in the West Midlands. Joseph served in the navy on a destroyer escorting merchant ships on the treacherous Arctic Convoys that took supplies to the Russians as part of the Lend-Lease program. Russia recently awarded him a medal for his part in the supply convoys.

He invited me into his home and allowed me take photographs for a project called “Where our spake gone?” That explores the changing words of the Black Country dialects. Continue reading