A Centenary Compendium of the Jabez Stories


Stories in North Staffordshire Dialect

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All profits go to Keele University Special Collection Archive for the maintenance of the W.A.Bloor Manuscript collection of North Staffs Dialect.

Paperback: 376 pages

Publisher: AIRAD (23 Jun. 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1511801832

ISBN-13: 978-1511801836

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A collection of stories in North Staffordshire Dialect which document life in a small mining village in the early part of the 20th Century.


The centenary compendium edition has been produced by the author’s sons to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Wilfred Bloor the author of the Jabez North Staffordshire dialect stories who wrote under the pen name of A Scott.



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The book has been compiled from the original three Jabez books published in the 1970’s. The compendium contains many original photographs taken by the author which portray many of the events and scenes which he used as a background for his stories.


These photographs and his stories provide a unique social record of life in a North Staffordshire rural mining village in the period between the two World Wars.

“Ee!” said Jabez, “Ar spent some ‘appy dees in yon valley. It were a grand spot fer a lad. In th’olidees ar tuk a bit o’ snappin in me pocket an’ ar didna bother a soul fer th’rest o’ th’dee.”

If you purchased a copy of the book book prior to September 2017 then you will find that because of changes to Dropbox the links in the book to the audio files will not work - dunna meyther theesen  we have developed a way round it and you can download a list of the links and QR codes by clicking the box oposite.

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