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.
Forthcoming Parish Events
Tuesday 9 February, 12 noon - 2.00pm – Shrove Tuesday Soup and Pancakes at Muker
Public Hall. Donations for a charity, to be decided.
Contact Mary Guy (886116) if you would like to help.
No need to book, just come along. All welcome
Wednesday 10 February – Ash Wednesday. There will be a service of Holy Communion
with Ashing at St. Andrew’s, Grinton at 10.00am.
Tuesday 16 February, 7.00pm – Low Row DCC
Tuesday 8 March, 7.30pm – PCC meeting at Fremington Village Hall
Saturday 19 March – Swale Singers Concert at St. Andrew’s, Grinton. Details to follow.
Monday 11 April, 7.30pm – Christians Together in Swaledale meeting at Low Row URC.
Tuesday 19 April, 7.30pm – Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Tuesday 23 February, 7.30pm - Standing Committee at The Vicarage
Wednesday 2 March, 7.30pm - Grinton DCC at The Vicarage
Monday 7 March, 2.00pm - Christian Aid AGM at Low Row URC
Thursday 5 May, 7.30pm – Deanery Ascension Day service at Easby Abbey
Final Journeys... Corpse Ways or Corpse Roads were established as a means of transporting the deceased, often from very remote communities, to consecrated ground of their parish church. In Swaledale the Corpse Way along which the dead were traditionally carried in wicker coffins, runs from Keld To Grintonchurchyard. Beside Ivelet Bridge, a large flat stone is said to be where the coffin bearers rested their heavy loads. The journey could be hazardous and there are stories of both corpse and pall bearers being swept away in floods. Eventually, in 1580, a graveyard was consecrated at Muker and the relatives of the dead no longer had to brave the Corpse Way.