My good friend Cllr Ian Sams posted on his Facebook page a video by Black Country comedienne Doreen Tipton. She’s new to me. So, I’ve spent an hour or so enrapt.
I’m not a true Black Country person. Being born in Wolverhampton doesn’t qualify, nor does being a Brummie [from Birmingham] by the way. I worked and socialised in the Black Country, learning to enjoy the accent, attitudes, and passions. This love of all things Black Country has stayed with me. We all need that sense of place and rootedness, even though, like me, we left it when young.
Here’s a couple of Doreen’s videos. Oh, how they made me laugh, and tears came to my eyes in the second video. Nostalgia, gets me every time. What’s Doreen eating – pork scratchings of course.