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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...
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 Tan Hill.

 

There are records of coal being supplied to Richmond Castle and nearby abbeys.

Below ground...

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.
Watch the birdie....

August

Saturday 13 August from 7.00pm - BBQ at The Ghyll, Arkengarthdale. Contact Richard & Sheila Good for more information – 884353

or: richardtyneholme@gmail.com

 

 

 

Friday 25 August, 7.30pm - St Mary's Church Muker Wine Party in Muker Village Hall, tickets £7 each, which includes two glasses of Wine, Supper and Muker Silver Band. Tickets are available from Church members or pay on the door. This is our main fund raising event of the year; your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

Friday 26 August – Bric a Brac stall on Reeth Green in aid of St Andrew’s, Grinton.

 

Sunday 28 August, 3-4pm – Hymns on Reeth Green with Reeth Brass Band

 

Tuesday 30 August, 7.30pm – Standing Committee meeting at The Vicarage

 

September

Monday 5 September, 7.30pm Grinton DCC meeting at The Vicarage

 

Tuesday 6 September, 7.00pm – Low Row DCC meeting in church

 

Wednesday 7 September – Muker Show

 

Friday 9 September - Parish Cake Stall on Reeth Green (run by Holy Trinity, Low Row). Cakes and offers of help are welcome.

 

Saturday 10 September – Conservation Group at St Andrew’s, Grinton.  Churchyard tidying and clearing for the autumn – many hands welcome!

 

Monday 12 September, 7.45pm – Arkengarthdale DCC meeting at Arkle Town

 

Tuesday 13 September, 7.30pm – PCC meeting at Fremington Sunday School.

 

October

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline

 

 

Rev Caroline Hewlett

 

Vicar of Swaledale with Arkengarthdale

 

The Vicarage

 

Reeth

 

Richmond, N. Yorks. DL11 6TR

 

01748 884706

 

 

Parish website: www.swaledalearkengarthdaleparish.org.uk