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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...

July

 

Welcoming our New Curate

 

Saturday 4 July, 3.00pmOrdination of Alison Stewart Smith at Ripon Cathedral.

You are welcome to come to this service, and you do not need a ticket.

 

Sunday 5 July, 5.00pm

Welcome Service at St. Andrew’s, Grinton for Rev Alison Stewart Smith.

This will be followed by tea and cake. Please let the vicar know if you can offer some baking for this event.

 

 

Wednesday 8 July, 7.30pm – Christians Together in Swaledale meeting at Keld URC.

This is an open group and all are welcome to the meetings.

 

Friday 10 July - Parish Cake Stall on Reeth Market, organised by St. Andrew’s, Grinton

 

Saturday 11 July, 10.30am - Grinton Conservation Group – meeting in the churchyard.

All welcome.

 

Friday 17 July - Bric-a-Brac stall for Christian Aid on Reeth Green.

Contributions for the stall are welcome.

If you would like any items collected please ring Susan Allison on 884366 or Pauline on 886790

 

Monday 20 July, 1.30pm – Arkengarthdale School Leavers’ Assembly in St. Mary’s Church.

 

August

Saturday 1 August, 10.00-4.00pm – Woolly Day at St. Andrew’s, Grinton

Spinning, weaving, crafts, refreshments etc. All welcome.