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Companion website for The Great British Limerick Book

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A small selection of filthy limericks from the book

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Click on any of the images below to see the complete limerick. The left and right arrows can then be used to scroll through and read all the limericks in the gallery.


The gallery of limericks here will be regularly updated - The Great British Limerick Book has a filthy limerick for (nearly) every town in the UK - if you'd like to see the limerick for your home town just send us a tweet to @gb_limericks or email us.  

List of limericks currently featured in the gallery and their first lines

Ashington, Northumberland

In Ashington there was a miner


Bath, Somerset

There was a professor from Bath


Cheadle, Greater Manchester

To his girlfriend, a young man from Cheadle


Hackney, Greater London

As a chemist I worked once in Hackney


Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Anglesey, Wales

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Nuneaton, Warwickshire

There was a young man from Nuneaton


The Isle of Skye, Highland, Scotland

When I was on the Isle of Skye


Waltham Abbey, Essex

A young lady from Waltham Abbey












It's also available as a Kindle edition and from Amazon worldwide

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As well as being available as a high-quality paperback, The Great British Limerick Book is also available as a Kindle edition, which has all 919 limericks and all the same great content as the paperback edition.


You don't need a Kindle e-reader. With the FREE Amazon App here you read Kindles on your phone, iPhone, tablet, PC or Mac.