Ever wonder how any of your British ancestors may have sounded? Check out these samples of regional accents from the British library. I just had fun listening to West Country, well actually a Dorset accent. Gee it brought back memories of some relatives, particularly on my father’s side – although my father always insisted his hometown was actually in Hampshire. He once got quite upset on a visit to his relatives, when a shopkeeper had mistaken him for a Londoner. Oh yes our regional accents are important. Get it wrong(assume somebody is from Yorkshire rather than Lancashire for example) and you will usually find yourself being hastily corrected.