Cobbled Together is a collection of Yorkshire dialect and other poems about Haworth, written by Dorothy Nixon and paired with photographs by her son, Ashley.
“The Navvies” is a poem about the Lower Laithe reservoir constructed in 1925 by her father, grandfather, and many other local workers named in her verse. She writes about Top Withins, the farmhouse described in Emily Brontë’s classic novel Wuthering Heights. There’s a verse about the windmills that appeared on the moors of Haworth and Oxenhope in the 1990s. “Summat an’ Nowt” and “T’ Jumble Sale” are written in the West Riding of Yorkshire dialect, and she often finds something funny to say, such as in “The Octopus.”
Cobbled Together features images of Haworth and the surrounding moors made between 1985-2016. They were selected to fit with Dorothy’s words, relate visually to Ashley’s childhood roots in Yorkshire and connect with the family that has grown from them.
Published in 2021 by Betula Books
66 pages, Perfect Bound, 203 x 254mm (8 x 10in)
Black & White images