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...
Forthcoming Parish Events
Lead has been mined in Swaledale since at least pre-Roman times and by 1820 there
were more than 40 smelt mills scattered along the dale.
Millions of tons of lead were sent from here all over the country - the Tower of
London and Dover castle are covered in lead from Swaledale.
Men, women and children worked long, hard hours the result of which were vast profits
that went to distant shareholders, in some cases to the already wealthy abbeys.
Coal has also been mined in the dale since at least the 13th centuty, mainly around
There are records of coal being supplied to Richmond Castle and nearby abbeys.
Kisdon Gorge and Swinnergill above Keld, are excellent for bird watching. Species that may be seen include: red grouse, skylark, lapwing, curlew, wheatear, raven and peregrine falcon. Using a car as a portable “hide”, the moorland roads around Reeth will enable you to observe at close- quarters golden plover, lapwing curlew and redshank.
Saturday 1 October, 9.00am - Church Growth meeting at Ripon Cathedral. Please let
the vicar know if you would like to come to this event.
Saturday 8 October, 10.30-12 noon - Grinton Conservation project invites you to join
us for a Foraging Day, led by Lisa Cutcliffe of Edulis Wild Food –www.eduliswildfood.co.uk
£5 per person on the day.
Monday 10 October, 6.00pm – Muker Harvest Auction in the Public Hall
The Children’s Society – Box Opening
It is now time for the annual opening of our boxes so there will be a tea party at
the Vicarage, Reeth on Wednesday 12th October from 2.00 – 4.30 pm 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. £25 raised that afternoon could pay for a hot
meal, shower and living essentials for a young runaway. Further details of the Society’s
work may be found on www.childrenssociety.org.uk
Saturday 22 October, 2.00-4.00pm – Forest Church in Grinton Churchyard.
Sunday 6 November – St Andrew’s Church, Grinton.
A service of light and music, after the style of Taize, will take place at St Andrew’s
Church, Grinton on Sunday 6th November at 6.00pm.
This reflective service with light, readings, prayers, singing and music will also
include times of silence. Everyone is welcome.
Saturday 12 November, 10.30am onwards – Grinton Conservation Group – planning for
2017 and leaf bagging in the churchyard
Tuesday 22 November, 7.30pm – Standing Committee meeting at the Vicarage
Tuesday 29 November, 7.00pm – Low Row DCC meeting at The Long House, Low Row