Dorset Dialect With John Cluett – William Barnes’ ‘Shaftesbury Fair’

Shaftesbury’s own Dorset dialect expert John Cluett was pleased to hear that Shaftesbury Rotarians are going ahead with their Gold Hill Festival on 4th July.

He’s recorded the classic William Barnes poem ‘Shaftesbury Fair’. And John explains the Dorset dialect words in the verse. Do you know the Dorset for lily? Click to listen and you will!