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.
Tuesday 3 February, 7.30pm – Deanery Synod open meeting at Colburn Church Hall. All
are welcome to come and hear Bishop Nick Baines
Saturday 7 February, 2.00pm-4.00pm - Across in the Wood (Grinton Forest Church).
Outdoor activities to explore the Christian faith, meeting in Grinton Churchyard.
People of all ages are welcome. Further dates: 14 March, 11 April, Sunday 10 May.
(There will be the option of Confirmation in the summer for those who attend all
Tuesday 17 February, 12noon to 2.00pm - Cyril and Peggy Purver’s usual soup and pancake
Shrove Tuesday lunch will take place this year in MUKER PUBLIC HALL. Please come
and help us to eat the pancakes! Donations are invited for the Health Centres at
Reeth and Hawes.
Wednesday 18 February – Ash Wednesday
Swaledale Festival Volunteers’ social evening.
Sign up for stewarding, accommodation/hospitality offers, transport help and other
tasks which are so essential to the smooth running of the festival.
6.00pm at Fremington Village Hall. More details and RSVP to the Festival office:
Monday 23 February – Standing Committee meeting at the Vicarage
Saturday 28 February, 10.00am-4.00pm - “Make do and Mend” at Fremington Sunday School.
Enjoy tea and cakes, whilst having your mending jobs done for you. Bring them on
the day or ring in advance to book them in (ring the Vicar on 884706 or Susan Allison
Monday 2 March, 2.00pm – Christian Aid AGM at Low Row URC
7.00pm - Grinton DCC meeting at the Vicarage
Monday 9 March, 7.45pm – Arkengarthdale DCC meeting at Arkle Town
Wednesday 11 March, 7.30pm – PCC meeting at The Buck Hotel
Friday 3 April - Good Friday
Sunday 5 April - Easter
Sunday 12 April - afternoon - Reeth band in concert at St. Andrew's Church, Grinton
Wednesday 22 April - Annual Parochial Church Meeting at Fremington Sunday School.
This is for PCC members, everyone on the Parish Electoral Roll, and all regular worshippers.
Please make the effort to be there as we look ahead together.
Our speaker will be Heather Naylor, who lives in Reeth, and who has worked for Oxfam
and other NGOs abroad.
Bank Holiday Monday, 4 May - from 10.00am - Coffee morning at The Institute, Muker
2.00pm - Arkengarthdale Duck Race, starting
from Langthwaite Bridge. Ducks available from members of the congregation, The Red
Lion, the CB and outlets in Reeth.
Wednesday 6 May, 7.30pm - Swaledale Christian Council AGM at Fremington Sunday School
Monday 25 May - Bank Holiday Monday - Car Boot Sale for St. Andrew's Church.
Contact Susan Allison on 884366 for further details.