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 3 April - Good Friday
Sunday 5 April - Easter
Saturday 11 April - 2.00-4.00pm - Forest Church in Grinton Churchyard, on the theme,
Water, Wind and Fire. All welcome, come dressed for the outdoors.
Sunday 12 April - afternoon - Reeth band in concert at St. Andrew's Church, Grinton
Saturday 18 April - 10.30am-3.00pm in Grinton churchyard
Grinton Conservation Project Willow Weaving Day.
For information or to book a place, please contact SusanAllison on 884366
Wednesday 22 April - Annual Parochial Church Meeting at Fremington Sunday School.
This is for PCC members, everyone on the Parish Electoral Roll, and all regular worshippers.
Please make the effort to be there as we look ahead together.
Our speaker will be Heather Naylor, who lives in Reeth, and who has worked for Oxfam
and other NGOs abroad.
Bank Holiday Monday, 4 May - from 10.00am - Coffee morning at The Institute, Muker
2.00pm - Arkengarthdale Duck Race, starting
from Langthwaite Bridge. Ducks available from members of the congregation, The Red
Lion, the CB and outlets in Reeth.
Tuesday 5 May, 7.30pm - Archdeacon’s Visitation at St. Matthew’s Leyburn.
This is the annual re-licensing of Churchwardens and the Archdeacon’s Charge.
Churchwardensare asked to come and everyone else is welcome to come.
Wednesday 6 May, 7.30pm - “Christians Together in Swaledale” AGM at Fremington Sunday
Monday 11 May, 7.00pm - Low Row DCC meeting in Church
Thursday 14 May, 7.30pm - Deanery Ascension Day Service at Easby Abbey.
All welcome, please bring a chair.
Saturday 23 May - Swaledale Festival begins.
Monday 25 May - Bank Holiday Monday - Car Boot Sale for St. Andrew's Church.
Contact Susan Allison on 884366 for further details.