This is the speech of a man in his early fifties who was born and raised in the West Riding and who is a lifelong resident of that area. The following is an extact from the informant's description of the locality, the various places he has lived within it, and the quality of life therein. The mention of animals at the end refers to the fact that a type of private nature reserve has been created in his back garden. To hear the spoken version, click here.
moving from Brighouse and going over to Ripponden. Ripponden is er a posh ... posh place. It's .. erm
|.. conservative er run, [constituency], and er pretty wealthy. Property's erm expensive ... you|
|know. Moving to where we are now was er a pity we didn't move here in 1974 when we got married.|
|The view and everything, which you've seen, is absolutely spot on ... er ..It's better living here than going|
|to the doctor's for stressed out for relaxation. You just go out there, get your lager out ... sit yourself|
|down watch time fly away your animals your foxes. We feed them. We do everything hanging|
|baskets for them everything.|