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That a song expressing such strong pro-Scots sentiments was collected in Worksop suggest that the singer’s family may have been among those coal mining families who, during the 1960s and 1970s, moved from Scotland to Nottinghamshire to work in the pits. The surname Kirk has two areas of high incidence one being centered on Dumfries in south west Scotland and the other running from the Nottingham area to the area around Lincoln including Worksop where Mrs Kirk lived. [ref: http://named.publicprofiler.org/].

 

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