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Yorkshire Dialect Society Events

Please note that an entrance fee of £3 per person will be charged at all meetings. Newcomers always welcome. All meetings to start at 2 p.m unless otherwise stated.

Mar14Next Council Meeting

The next Council meeting is to be held at York St. John University at 1300 on March 14th, 2020

Room DG 102

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Mar25Yorkshire Entertainment (Jan, Feb, March Schedule)

YDS Council member and raconteur extraordinaire, Rod Dimbleby, is giving a series of entertaining and lively talks at various venues over the coming months – these constitute, in Rod’s words, “a mixture of entertainment and talk about Yorkshire dialect and stories and poems in dialect”. The schedule for Janauary, February and March is as follows, including  hosting organisation and venue details: 

22nd Jan 10.30 – 11.30 hrs
Idle & Thackley retired Men’s Forum
Thackley Methodist Church, Thackley Road, BD10 0RH
“A Yorkshire Dialect Treasure Trove”, Talk on John Hartley, Yorkshire dialect Writer 1839 – 1915
23 January      14 – 15.00 hrs
Ladies Group
Woodhouse Church ,Woodhouse Hill, Fartown, Huddersfield, HD1 1DH
“Tellin t’ Tale” -  stories and poems in Yorkshire dialect, emphasis on humour. Includes brief history of YDS.
29 Jan      10.30 – 11.30 hrs
Ripon & District Forum
Allhallowgate Methodist Hall, Victoria Grove, Ripon HG4 1LG
“Tellin t’ Tale” – stories and poems in Yorkshire dialect, emphasis on humour. Includes brief history of YDS.
3rd Feb      20 – 21.00 hrs
“Beer & Banter”, Brighouse & Rastrick Churches’ Men’s Group, The Four Sons Inn, 129 Clough Lane, Huddersfield, Brighouse HD6 3QJ
A fun-with-dialect evening: dialect stories and poems with the theme: “Yorkshire Farmers”
 
10 Feb      19.30 – 20.30 hrs
Oddfellows
Meanwood Institute, Green Road, Leeds, LS6 4LE
“Tellin t’ Tale” – stories and poems in Yorkshire dialect, emphasis on humour. Includes brief history of YDS.
11th Feb      10.30 – 11.30 hrs
Thorner Probus club
37 Main St, Thorner, Leeds LS14 3DX
“A Yorkshire Dialect Treasure Trove”, Talk on John Hartley, Yorkshire dialect Writer 1839 – 1915
 
20th Feb      19.30 – 20.30 hrs
Thurgoland Local History
Thurgoland Village Hall,  2 Roper Ln, Thurgoland, Sheffield S35 7AA
“A Yorkshire Dialect Treasure Trove”, Talk on John Hartley, Yorkshire dialect Writer 1839 – 1915
 
27th Feb      10.30 – 11.30 hrs
Aspire Group Gomersal, Grove UCR Church, Oxford Rd, Gomersal, BD19 4JR
“Tellin t’ Tale” – stories and poems in Yorkshire dialect, emphasis on humour. Includes brief history of YDS.
3rd March
Whitley Old Folks
“Tellin t’ Tale” – stories and poems in Yorkshire dialect, emphasis on humour. Includes brief history of YDS.
 
25 March      14.30 – 15.30
Friendship Hour, New Hope Church, Warley Road, Halifax, HX2 0AD
“A Yorkshire Dialect Treasure Trove”, Talk on John Hartley, Yorkshire dialect Writer 1839 – 1915
 

If anybody would like to attend any of these events and would like further information, please contact Rod:    rod.dimbleby@googlemail.com

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