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.
Monday 31 August – Reeth Show Day
Tuesday 1 September, 7.30pm – Standing Committee at The Vicarage
Wednesday 2 September – Muker Show Day
Saturday 5 September, 3.00pm – Reeth Band Concert at St. Andrew’s, Grinton, in aid
of The British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK.
Friday 11 September – Parish Cake Stall, run by St. Mary’s, Arkengarthdale
Saturday 12 September, 10.30am – Grinton Conservation Group – in the churchyard.
Tuesday 15 September, 7.30pm – PCC meeting at Fremington Sunday School
Saturday 26 Sept – St. Andrew’s, Grinton - Flowers/cleaning day for Harvest.
All are welcome to come and give a hand.
Tuesday 6 October, 7.30pm – Concert in St. Andrew’s Church, Grinton.
Neil and Elizabeth Lobley will sing a selection of music. Donations in aid of St.
Andrew’s Bell Project.
Wednesday 7 October, 7.30pm – Christians Together in Swaledale meeting at Gunnerside
Saturday 10 October, 6.00pm
Confirmation Service at St. Andrew’s, Grinton, led by Bishop James.
This will be an informal service, in the style of ‘Forest Church’, reflecting our
work with young people at this time. All are invited to come and support the candidates
and their families.
Wednesday 14 October from 2.00 – 4.30pm
It is now time for the annual opening of our Children’s Society boxes so there will
be a tea party at the Vicarage, Reeth when the money will be counted. If it’s not
possible for you to come that afternoon you may leave your box at the Vicarage in
advance or contact Pauline Oldershaw on 886790 for other arrangements to be made.
If you are not a box holder, but would like to join us for a cup of tea, you are
very welcome. £50 raised that afternoon would provide basic provisions including
warm clothes, toiletries and a blanket for five homeless young people.
Saturday 24 October
There will be a Make Do and Mend session at Fremington Village Hall from 10.00am
Light refreshments will be served. Please do come and drop off your mending or ironing
- or perhaps stay to enjoy a cuppa whilst waiting for your jobs to be done! The work
will be done on a donation basis and proceeds will be for St Andrew’s Church. Please
contact Susan Allison, Tel: 884366 or email@example.com for further
Monday 26 October, 7.45pm – Arkengarthdale DCC at Arkle Town.
Saturday 14 November, from 10.00am – Grinton Conservation Group meeting in the churchyard.
Tuesday 24 November, 7.30pm – Standing Committee at the Vicarage