Friends of Swaledale Museum

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Date(s) - 11/09/2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Swaledale Museum


Will Swales, ‘Insights into the study of place-names in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale’

Investigating place-name clues to 2,000 years of language development in the two dales – from the unknown tongue of the Britons, to the voices of Angles, and then of Norwegians influenced by Irish Gaelic, and possible further ingredients of Old Danish, Old Welsh, Old Scots and Scots Gaelic.
Little wonder that a Richmond newspaper editor writing in 1873 described Harkerside farmers giving evidence in the town court as speaking ‘such a specimen of Swaledale dialect as I fancy was never before heard.’

Friends of the Museum £4/non-members £5
Advance booking advisable.

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