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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:


male sheep




cold, shivery

to be upset

to begrudge





T’ardest wark is doin’ nowt.      
Tha’s nithered and twined...
Saturday 4 October, 10.30am - Grinton Conservation Group meeting at St. Andrew’s Church.
(This will be a Willow Weaving day - See details on the Parish News page )

Sunday 5 October, 2.30pm - “Across the Wood” Grinton Forest Church meeting in the churchyard at St.Andrew’s. All are welcome; there will be activities and worship for all ages. Please dress for outdoors.      Families are encouraged to come and take part in this together.
Please contact the Vicar (884706) for more information.

Saturday 11 October, 7.00 for 7.30pm - Low Row URC Harvest Supper in the Institute with speaker Colin Alderson who will give us an illustrated talk on his time as a chef in the Royal Household.
Tickets are £10 from Sue Alderson: Tel.: 886292

Wednesday 8 October, 7.30pm - Swaledale Christian Council meeting at Low Row URC.

Wednesday 15 October - 2.00pm to 4.30pm
The Children’s Society
IIt is now time for the annual opening of our boxes so there will be a tea party at the Vicarage, Reeth 2.00pm – 4.30pm when the money will be counted.
Iif it’s not possible for you to come that afternoon you may leave your box at the Vicarage in advance or contact Pauline Oldershaw on 886790 for other arrangements to be made. If you are not a box holder, but would like to join us for a cup of tea, you are very welcome. Further details of the Society’s work may be found on www.childrenssociety.org.uk

Saturday 25 October - There will be a Make Do and Mend session at Fremington Village Hall on Saturday 25 October from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please do come and drop off your mending or ironing - or perhaps stay to enjoy a cuppa whilst waiting for your jobs to be done. The work will be done on a donation basis and proceeds will be for St’ Andre’s Church. Please contact Susan Allison, Tel.: 884366 or susan.allison@btinternet.com for further information.


Saturday 1 November, 10.30am - Grinton Conservation Group meeting at Fremington Sunday School. Come and help make plans for 2015.


Tuesday 11 November, 7.30pm Standing Committee meeting at the Vicarage.


Wed 19  November, 10.00am to 12 noon Low Row village coffee morning at The Institute


Wednesday 19 November, 7.00pm Holy Trinity DCC at The Long House, Low Row


Saturday 22 November, 7.00pm Swale Singers Concert at St. Mary’s, Arkengarthdale.

Concert in memory of Chris Goldthorpe.


Thursday 27 November, 7.30pm Swaledale Christian Council Advent Service at Reeth Methodist Church. All welcome.


Saturday 29 November  St. Andrew’s Lunch at Fremington Sunday School.

We will welcome Helen Benson as our speaker - she works for the Farming Community Network and Gamekeepers Welfare.



Tuesday 2 December, 7.30pm - PCC meeting at The Buck Hotel, Reeth.


Parish Lending Library - Advent

Christine Ford (886509) will again be organising an Advent lending library. If you have suitable books which you would be willing for others to borrow please let her have them during October.

They will be made available in each of the four churches during November and returned to you after Christmas.

Many thanks