The Yorkshire dialect can be traced back to invaders who crossed the North Sea in the Fifth Century and who left behind a rich language full of words that had Norse and Danish origins. Dales people had a particularly dialect-filled speech that included both verbs and nouns peculiar to the district in which they lived. Here are just a few examples: Skep basket Tup male sheep Laithe barn Gripe muck-fork Dowly sad Nithered cold, shivery Twined to be upset Thoil to begrudge Wick lively Sneck Door-catch; Slape slippery and....... T’ardest wark is doin’ nowt.
Welcoming our New Curate
Saturday 4 July, 3.00pm – Ordination of Alison Stewart Smith at Ripon Cathedral.
You are welcome to come to this service, and you do not need a ticket.
Sunday 5 July, 5.00pm
Welcome Service at St. Andrew’s, Grinton for Rev Alison Stewart Smith.
This will be followed by tea and cake. Please let the vicar know if you can offer
some baking for this event.
Wednesday 8 July, 7.30pm – Christians Together in Swaledale meeting at Keld URC.
This is an open group and all are welcome to the meetings.
Friday 10 July - Parish Cake Stall on Reeth Market, organised by St. Andrew’s, Grinton
Saturday 11 July, 10.30am - Grinton Conservation Group – meeting in the churchyard.
Friday 17 July - Bric-a-Brac stall for Christian Aid on Reeth Green.
Contributions for the stall are welcome.
If you would like any items collected please ring Susan Allison on 884366 or Pauline
Monday 20 July, 1.30pm – Arkengarthdale School Leavers’ Assembly in St. Mary’s Church.
Saturday 1 August, 10.00-4.00pm – Woolly Day at St. Andrew’s, Grinton
Spinning, weaving, crafts, refreshments etc. All welcome.