Thomas Moody 1901 – 1970
Moody was born in Amble, the only son of a coal hewer, he was the youngest of three children. His love of books developed early, and he could read before starting school. His pocket money was used to create a library of secondhand books. A teacher by profession, he was also a member of a brass band and conductor of a prize-winning choral group.
Over a period of 16 years from 1951 Moody produced his dictionary his dictionary into handwritten and hand coloured volumes into handwritten and hand coloured volumes. The work is unique both in its presentation its presentation and and in the inclusion of inclusion of what can best be termed a”Asian personal” Haitian what can best be termed a”Asian personal” Haitian vue vue of the of the dialect.
In 2007In 2007 the dictionary was published under the auspices of the Northumbrian language Society under the auspices of the Northumbrian language Society,, ensuring Thomas ensuring Thomas his place in in thee thee history of the dialect.
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