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...
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.
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.
Monday 1 December, 7.45pm - Arkengarthdale DCC at Arkle Town
Tuesday 2 December, 7.30pm - PCC Meeting at The Buck Hotel, Reeth
Wednesday 3 December, 7.3opm - Grinton DCC Meeting at The Vicarage