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Mick Hallam from Swadlincote

Mick Hallam from Swadlincote

Derbyshire voices

Over the past few months, BBC Radio Derby has been collecting samples of local dialect from the top and bottom of the county.

As part of the nationwide Voices project, BBC Radio Derby's audio gatherer Marsha Ramroop has been out recording samples of local dialect.

Our group from Belper

Our group from Belper

There are loads of phrases associated with Derbyshire - from cob to gitty and mardy to ey up mi duck - it's clear this is an area rich in distinctive dialect.

So Marsha's been out with her recorder catching the conversations of people from Belper - in the north of the county - and Swadlincote, at the southernmost tip of Derbyshire.

What she got was not only entertaining but a fascinating insight into the variation in accents and dialect across our county.

Our group from Swadlincote

Our group from Swadlincote

You can listen to some of the best bits from each interview using the links up on the right hand side.

And look out for more from Marsha and BBC Radio Derby as the Voices project continues over the coming months.

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