A JOINT EVENT BY THE YORKSHIRE SOCIETY AND THE YORKSHIRE DIALECT SOCIETY
A chance to discover Wath-on-Dearne, a hidden gem in the heart of South Yorkshire and take part in a proactive session to learn more about Yorkshire Dialect, Yorkshire’s own very special linguistic heritage.
Meet at 18th century Wath Hall, close to Wath centre; easy free parking at the Hall or frequent 22X bus from either Barnsley or Rotherham Interchange direct to Wath, bus stop by Hall)
11.00am Welcome to Wath
11.15am An introduction and brief history of Yorkshire Day & Wath Hall by Joshua Daniels and Steve Bradwell of the Yorkshire Society
11.45am Questions and Answers – and short break
12.00noon Talk Yorkshire
Rod Dimbleby, Chairman of the Yorkshire Dialect Society and Joshua Daniels, Rotherham film-maker and member of the Yorkshire Society, will introduce three short films by Josh exploring different aspects of Yorkshire Dialect and why it is relevant for our time:
1.00pm Discovering your Dialect Rod Dimbleby explores the words and phrases people in Wath, Barnsley and Rotherham and other parts of the West Riding of Yorkshire have grown up with and which is part of who they are. You will be asked to share some of the familiar words you and your family know and use!
2.00pm Saving Yorkshire Dialect Rod, Joshua and Steve lead a discussion on how we can make the most of our rich linguistic heritage in Yorkshire by sharing our dialect and stories.
2.30 – 3.30pm Tea Break Bring sandwiches or use a choice of cafes/pubs in Wath town centre.
3.30pm Discovering Wath A Guided tour of Wath Hall followed by a short guided around this historic Yorkshire town in the Dearne Valley led by Steve Bradwell and Joshua Daniels
5.00pm event ends
Only £5 per person and you can pay on the door.