Thanks to a very enthusiastic young visitor this afternoon, we were informed that as this is the 'last day of September' today is the day that 'the big ship sails on the alley alley o!'
Interpretations vary from a song celebrating the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, the sinking of the steamship the Arctic in late September 1854 or relating to the Spring tides which follow the autumn equinox. Whatever it means, we can all enjoy this classic ditty!
The big ship sails on the ally ally oh. An animated version of the popular children's nursery rhyme 'The big ship sails on the ally ally oh' with lyrics.