Sunday, 12 May 2013

Jenno's Gangs

Jennospot 95 Jenno's Gangs

 Most ev'rybody in moi village o' Widdlin'ton is in a gang; 'cept fer the girls o' corse, but that depends which gang. There's several of 'em:

There's the Streeters fer a start off, wot don't 'ave no girls, an' the Adare Road gang wot don't 'ave no girls neither. An' cripes, they're a real rough lot down the Adare Road.

There's the Chapel Gang up the top end of The Street, but only fer the chapel kids, an' there ain't many o' them. There's the Lions Avenue Lot, wot is close ter where Oi live. They 'ave girls wot are proper members, but then they're a bit posh up there in the Avenue. They've got water closets instead of an out'ouse down the garden. They've got proper barfrooms wiv 'ot water an' all…

Moi gang (well sort of moi gang) is the Pepper Mill Lane Mob. Oi say sort of, because the boys let girls in, but only as second class members as it were, 'cos the boys keep a lot o' stuff secret from us. That's why Oi set up a gang fer girls only. We called it the "Go Getter Girls", only we 'ad a few little problems getting' it goin' properly...

Yew c'd say that them among us wot go ter the same school make up a gang, an' even them wot are in the same class. But that ain't quite the same as a proper gang 'cos it's the teachers wot are the leaders, an' they ain't kids. Still an' all, them wot are in yer class or at yer school are sort o' special, even if'n they're in anovver gang somewhere else; don't yew fink?

Oi'm showin' yew a picture o' some o' them wot live in Widdlin'ton. It ain't ev'rybody natch, 'cos there are several 'undred people wot live in Widdlin'ton, but them in the picture are the most int'restin' fer me, even if'n they come from different gangs.

 As well as them wot are at school, there's also them wot get tergevver in church, wot are a bit loike a gang, wiv their chantin' an their rules an' all; only most o' the church kids are also in ovver gangs, an' there's lot's o' grown-ups as well, wot kind o' mucks fings up, if'n yew see wot Oi mean…

Ev'ry gang 'as it's own territ'ry, an' they don't loike kids from ovver gangs trespassin' on their bit o' Widdlin'ton (cripes, ain't trespassin' an int’restin' word?). If'n yew troi it yew'll see wot Oi mean. The boundaries o' the territ'ries ain't marked on no map, but if'n yew cross one, yew c'n certainly feel it.

Any'ow, Oi'm a-tellin' yew all this 'cos Peter St John is puttin' tergevver a booklet about the Widdlin'ton gangs. It's goin' ter go up soon on Smashwords (cripes, "Smashwords"! Oi ask yew; ain't nobody got no respect fer the English language no more?). It's called "Jenno's Gangs", an' it's got lots o' pictures in it tergevver wiv moi sayings from Facebook. Cripes, Oi never though moi Facebook stuff would ever be made inter a book. Still an' all, that's 'ow it is…

Ju's thought yew'd loike ter know.

Wiv luv from Jenno…

There’s ovver books about Widdlin’ton; real ones wot are proper novels. If’n yew loike, yew c’n find out about ‘em at

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