Lundi limerick #97

A lassie from Ilkley who swore

that she lived with a wolf on the moor

said there’s nowt wrong with that

or not wearing a hat

a traditional life’s such a bore


Habitation in Ilkley dates from the Mesolithic period, from about 11,000 BC onwards. It is in one of the most beautiful areas of the United Kingdom, The Yorkshire Dales, alongside the River Wharfe. You can read more about the town here.

lkley Moor is part of Rombalds Moor, the moorland between Ilkley and Keighley (pronounced Keethly) in West Yorkshire, England. The moor, which rises to 402 m (1,319 ft) above sea level, is well known as the inspiration for the Yorkshire “county anthem” On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at (dialect for ‘on Ilkley Moor without a hat’).





20 thoughts on “Lundi limerick #97

  1. Living with a wolf on the moor and not wearing a hat… I have a couple of daughters who would likely be happy with that (well… at least for a day or two.) Personally, I’d have to check out the credibility of the wolf first. 😀

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  2. Living on the moor with a wolf sounds good, but not without a hat! I definitely agree that ‘a traditional life’s such a bore’. And the moors of Yorkshire are such a beautiful part of the country. 💚😊💚 Great post, Peter.

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  3. Oh wow. This is lovely! and I truly must come out from under my rock sometime!!! I had never heard this song! Cool video. That kind of choiring sounds like fun. 😅 Love this whole post! Thanks Peter! Cheers!!! 🙂

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