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The Parish of
Swaledale with  Arkengarthdale
Saturday 16 September at 7.00pm at Cogden Hall – Swishing Event
Attention all Ladies!  Please come and bring your ‘fallen out of love with nearly new clothes’ to swap.   Dressing room provided to check out your new look[s] – a bargain for the £10 entry fee and good fun is guaranteed.
Refreshments provided and proceeds will go to the upkeep of St Andrew’s, Grinton whilst leftover clothing will be donated to St George’s Crypt in Leeds.  Please contact Susan Allison, Tel: 884366 or susan.allison@btinternet.com for further information.
Advance Notice
Saturday 21 October, 7.00-9.00pm - Muker Band Charity Concert in St Mary's Church.
This is in aid of Cancer Research, in memory of Dustin Mirrick and to celebrate 120 years of the band.  Tickets, which will be limited to 100, are £7, with all money will be going to “Bloodwise” Leukaemia Research.
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
What’s in a
name...?
The two main types of place-names are habitation-names
(farms, villages) and
nature-names (woods, hills).

The  earliest record of many names is in the Domesday Book but nearly all Dales place-names were given long before that by the Viking or Anglo-Saxon settlers.

Swaledale means, very appropriately,  
The valley of the rushing river”  

Arkengarthdale
probably means “The valley of Arkle’s enclosure”

Both Dales have a number of interesting-sounding hamlets, amongst which are:

Reeth
“The stream”

Gunnerside “Gunner’s high pasture”

Keld
“The spring”

Muker
“The small field”

Smarber
“The butter hill”

Grinton
The green enclosure”

Melbecks
“The stream by the sandbank”  

Booze  
The house on the bend”   

Whaw  
“The enclosure near the sheepfold”
August
Friday 25 August - A Bric a Brac stall will be held on on Reeth Green for St Andrew’s Church, Grinton.  All offers of help and Bric a Brac are welcome on the day.  Any queries to Susan Allison on 884366.
Thank you in advance for your support of this event.

Friday 25 August - St Mary's Church Muker Wine Party in Muker Village Hall, tickets £7 each, which includes 2 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.

Thursday 31 August, 7.00pm – Low Row DCC meeting in church

September
Monday 4 September – Pilgrim Course begins (a 6 week course about the Christian faith) – see leaflets and website for information, or contact the vicar.
All are welcome to join in.

Monday 4 Sept – Standing Committee meeting 7.30pm at the Vicarage

Wednesday 6 September – Bat Count at dusk in Grinton Churchyard

Friday 8 Sept - Parish cake stall on Reeth Green (St. Andrew’s, Grinton hosting)

Sat 9 Sept – St. Andrew’s, Grinton Conservation Group meeting at 10.30am for Green Gym’.

Sun 10 Sept, 3.00pm - Reeth Band in concert at St. Andrew’s, Grinton. They will be joined by the Brompton on Swale ladies’ choir, and this event is to raise money for the Air Ambulance.

Monday 11 September, 7.30pm – Grinton DCC meeting at the Vicarage

Tuesday 12 September, 7.30pm – PCC meeting at Fremington Village Hall

Monday 18 September, 7.45pm – Arkengarthdale DCC meeting at Arkle Town

Monday 25 September, 7.00pm – Harvest Auction at St. Mary’s, Arkengarthdale