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The Parish of
Swaledale with  Arkengarthdale
Saturday 3 June – from 1.00pm - Arkengarthdale Sports Day at Langthwaite

Wednesday 7 June at dusk (approx. 9.20pm) - St Andrew’s Bat Count – all welcome.

Saturday 10 June, from 10.30am - St Andrew’s, Grinton Conservation Group

Monday 12 June, 7.45pm – Arkengarthdale DCC meeting at Mill Cottage

Tuesday 13 June, 7.30pm – PCC meeting at Fremington Village Hall

Wednesday 14 June, 7.30pm – Grinton DCC meeting at The Vicarage


A SUMMER GARDEN LUNCH

in aid of
St. Mary’s Arkengarthdale & Holy Trinity Melbecks

ALL ARE WELCOME
at
LANGHORNE HOUSE, KEARTON

Sunday 25th June 12:30 onwards

Suggested donation £10

RSVP Tony & Pauline 886790


Saturday 1 July, 10.00am to 4.00pm - Parish churches open day and walks:
All four parish churches will be open with refreshments provided and self-guided walk leaflets available so that visitors can walk from church to church.
More information on the Parish News page.

Wednesday 5 July - at dusk (approx.. 9.20pm) - St Andrew’s Bat Count – all welcome.

Wednesday 5 July, 7.30pm Christians Together in Swaledale meeting at Fremington Village Hall

Saturday 8 July, from 10.30am – St. Andrew’s, Grinton Conservation Group – this is a gravestone recording/checking session

Friday 21 July – Christian Aid Bric a Brac Stall on Reeth Green. Items to sell and offers of help appreciated. Contact Susan Allison 884366.

Saturday 29 July Exploring Faith Quiet Day at St. Andrew’s, Grinton, with Bishop John Pritchard.
Details from Rev John Richards, 886246

May

Bank Holiday Monday 29 May, - Car Boot Sale for St. Andrew’s Church, held on the Parks Field, Grinton by kind permission of the Brown family. Boots: £8, Admission: 50p. Open to buyers from 9.00am

(Please note that no professional traders will be allowed on the field) Contact Susan Allison on 884366 for further details.

 

Advance Notice

Saturday 21 October, 7.00-9.00pm - Muker Band Charity Concert in St Mary's Church. This is in aid of Cancer Research, in memory of Dustin Mirrick and to celebrate 120 years of the band.  Tickets, which will be limited to 100, are £6, with all money will be going to Cancer Research.

 

 

 

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.      
Tha’s nithered and twined...
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What’s in a
name...?
The two main types of place-names are habitation-names
(farms, villages) and
nature-names (woods, hills).

The  earliest record of many names is in the Domesday Book but nearly all Dales place-names were given long before that by the Viking or Anglo-Saxon settlers.

Swaledale means, very appropriately,  
The valley of the rushing river”  

Arkengarthdale
probably means “The valley of Arkle’s enclosure”

Both Dales have a number of interesting-sounding hamlets, amongst which are:

Reeth
“The stream”

Gunnerside “Gunner’s high pasture”

Keld
“The spring”

Muker
“The small field”

Smarber
“The butter hill”

Grinton
The green enclosure”

Melbecks
“The stream by the sandbank”  

Booze  
The house on the bend”   

Whaw  
“The enclosure near the sheepfold”
Advance Notice
Saturday 21 October, 7.00-9.00pm - Muker Band Charity Concert in St Mary's Church.
This is in aid of Cancer Research, in memory of Dustin Mirrick and to celebrate 120 years of the band.  Tickets, which will be limited to 100, are £6, with all money will be going to Cancer Research.