"I might 'a' married Gillian Partridge. Aunt Emily thought I should 'a' done."
"Who were Gillian Partridge?" asked Mr Wilks.
"Oh, very talented, Mr Wilks, very talented!" said Amos. "You've not seen her like this side 'a' Bridlington!"
"Mmm, sounds very impressive - what did she do?" asked Mr Wilks.
"George Formby impersonations," said Amos.
"Oh dear!" Mr Wilks began to chuckle. Even Walter was smiling. But then neither was what you might call sensitive.
"She'd 'a' won that talent contest - if Uncle Arthur 'adn't sat on her ukulele!" continued Amos. "It were all his fault. He ruined what were likely to be a very fruitful relationship!"
And so, it seems, Amos' youthful dreams of romance were crushed.
Just like Gillian's ukulele.