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The Parish of
Swaledale with  Arkengarthdale
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...

August

Monday 31 August – Reeth Show Day

 

September

Tuesday 1 September, 7.30pm – Standing Committee at The Vicarage

 

Wednesday 2 September – Muker Show Day

 

Saturday 5 September, 3.00pm – Reeth Band Concert at St. Andrew’s, Grinton, in aid of The British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK.

 

Friday 11 September – Parish Cake Stall, run by St. Mary’s, Arkengarthdale

 

Saturday 12 September, 10.30am – Grinton Conservation Group – in the churchyard.

All welcome.

 

Tuesday 15 September, 7.30pm – PCC meeting at Fremington Sunday School

 

Saturday 26 Sept – St. Andrew’s, Grinton - Flowers/cleaning day for Harvest.

All are welcome to come and give a hand.

October

Tuesday 6 October, 7.30pm – Concert in St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton.

Neil and Elizabeth Lobley will sing a selection of music. Donations in aid of St. Andrew’s Bell Project.

 

Wednesday 7 October, 7.30pm – Christians Together in Swaledale meeting at Gunnerside Methodist church.

 

Saturday 10 October, 6.00pm

Confirmation Service at St. Andrew’s, Grinton, led by Bishop James.

This will be an informal service, in the style of ‘Forest Church’, reflecting our work with young people at this time. All are invited to come and support the candidates and their families.

 

Wednesday 14 October from 2.00 – 4.30pm

It is now time for the annual opening of our Children’s Society boxes so there will be a tea party at the Vicarage, Reeth when the money will be counted. If 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. £50 raised that afternoon would provide basic provisions including warm clothes, toiletries and a blanket for five homeless young people.

 

Saturday 24 October

There will be a Make Do and Mend session at Fremington Village Hall from 10.00am until 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 Andrew’s Church. Please contact Susan Allison, Tel: 884366 or susan.allison@btinternet.com   for further information.

 

Monday 26 October, 7.45pm – Arkengarthdale DCC at Arkle Town.

 

November

Saturday 14 November, from 10.00am – Grinton Conservation Group meeting in the churchyard.

 

Tuesday 24 November, 7.30pm – Standing Committee at the Vicarage