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.
Friday 19 December, 1.30pm - Joint Schools' Christingle Service at St. Andrew's,
Sunday 18 January - The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity starts today
Thursday 22 January, 7.30pm - Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian
Unity at St. Mary's, Arkengarthdale. The preacher is Rev Antony Kirby from Richmond.
Tuesday 27 January, Muker DCC Meeting at Armsleigh.
Wednesday 28 January, 7.30pm - Swaledale Christian Council Meeting at Reeth Methodist