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National Dialect Festival 2020 CANCELLED

Unsurprisingly, given the extraordinary events of the past few months, this event has been cancelled – there are plans to host this event in 2021 – please see ‘Events’ page for communication from the organisers

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Paying for membership online

Attention all members who pay their annual subscription by bank transfer or other banking method.   Account Number 12468068, Sort Code 77-71-14 is being phased out.   Payments should now be made to Account Number 17797068, Sort Code 77-71-14 New members who wish to pay for their membership online can either use our new online payment system […]

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Paying for publications online

The Paypal facility has now been removed and those wishing to purchase publications online can now do so via our new payment system or, if preferred, via BACS  – please contact the YDS secretary, Margaret Baker  (mgt.bkr@care4free.net , stating  details of the publications to be purchased ) – for a reply with bank account details […]

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YDS Summer Bulletin Database

  If you are looking for a particular article from any of the Summer Bulletin editions, the latest database is now available (link below) that should  facilitate your search – listed are author, date, SB edition, title / content and Riding YDS SB Database June 20

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Council Vacancies

If any members would like a more active role in the running and shaping of the YDS, here’s an opportunity – the society currently has several general vacancies on the  Council (duties are minimal and require attendance at twice-yearly meetings). In addition to the general vacancies, for anybody who likes working with numbers, there is […]

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Membership payments by PayPal

If you have paid for membership  recently  (and not so recently, as it turns out) using the website’s PayPal facility and believe that your membership has not been processed, please contact the membership secretary  (contact info below) asap, with details of date of  payment etc.  –  needless to say, the problems and glitches associated with […]

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The Voice of Yorkshire

        The YDS’ very own Eric ‘Bloodaxe’ Scaife (looking rather more ‘pastoral’ than usual) and the rather more contemporary bus on which his dulcet Yorkshire tones can now be heard – Eric’s commentary on the Airedale line bus route is not the only mobile environment where Eric projects his unique view on […]

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Transactions – Call for Submissions

  Transactions of the Yorkshire Dialect Society (TYDS) is one of the two annual publications produced by the society (the other being the Summer Bulletin). Both publications are included in the annual membership fee. TYDS brings togetherresearch, discussion and debate focusing primarily on Yorkshire dialects but also encourages submissions which consider dialect(s) more generally. We […]

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New YDS publications

NEW PUBLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE     Dales Dialect Verse. Roger Nelson. £5.95 + £2.80 p&p   Readers of the YDS Summer Bulletin will be familiar with Roger Nelson’s poetry and with his distinctive style of writing. This collection of more than fifty of his poems on a wide variety of subjects reveals the versatility of […]

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YDS – Going Underground

  Not yet being a proscribed organisation (nor yet on the radar of MI5), this is literally, rather than metaphorically. Contrary to popular perception that the council spend all their time on YDS business doing little but pontificating and sipping spring water, here are some of them putting in a shift at Caphouse Colliery (aka […]

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National Dialect Festival 2020 CANCELLED

Unsurprisingly, given the extraordinary events of the past few months,... Read more

Paying for membership online

Attention all members who pay their annual subscription by bank transf... Read more

Paying for publications online

The Paypal facility has now been removed and those wishing to purchase... Read more

YDS Summer Bulletin Database

  If you are looking for a particular article from any of the Sum... Read more

Council Vacancies

If any members would like a more active role in the running and shapin... Read more

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