Your Words – Interactive Yorkshire Dialect Exhibition come to Hawes

The acclaimed Leeds University Dialect & Heritage Project exhibition will be visiting the Dales Countryside Museum, in Hawes National Park Centre, Old Station, Hawes, between February 1st and April 19th.  Films, recordings, exhibition items, and illustrations of varieties of Yorkshire Dialect, written and spoken, will be on display.   Visitors will be asked to contribute their own “local” words remembered from childhood or schooldays – or even in constant daily use!

The Dales Countryside Museum is open daily 10am – 5pm.

For more details of the Leeds University Dialect & Heritage project and to be registered for their newsletter  (which covers other parts of the UK) see Home – The Dialect and Heritage Project.  For other news, dialect recordings and events linked to Yorkshire dialect, including the Talk Yorkshire project, visit the Yorkshire Dialect Society’s website at  The Yorkshire Dialect Society are proud members of the Yorkshire Society Heritage Guardians network.


PLACE Yorkshire  – Yorkshire-wide heritage walks and events

PLACE stands for People, Landscape and Cultural Environment and is the name of a York-based charity and Yorkshire Society Heritage Guardian that arranges regular events for its members and the general public in all three Ridings of Yorkshire.  Their Spring 2023 programme has just been announced.  This includes monthly easy walks, 4-6 miles, in different locations with a heritage theme, all free of charge, and also pre-bookable special heritage visits and talks with local experts looking at particular sites (including some not always available to the general public) of cultural or natural interest, for which there is a nominal

charge of £5 to cover speaker and room hire costs. PLACE also publishes a regular newsletter and offers a wide range of specialist publications and also arranges conferences and seminars on various aspects of Yorkshire’s natural and cultural heritage.  For full details visit  PLACE – People, Landscape and Cultural Environment of Yorkshire


Calling all Geologists in Yorkshire – your Society needs you.

The Yorkshire Geological Society was founded in 1837, and is one of the is one of the oldest and most highly respected scientific societies in the British Isles. One huge advantage of membership is access to on-line archived copies of reports and Proceedings going back to the 1840s, a treasure house of information about the nature of Yorkshire and the origins of landscape exploration.

However the Society now faces a crisis with insufficient members prepare to serve on its Council or fulfil key officer positions.  If you are a keen professional or amateur geologist and think you can help the Society – and meet many new friends in so doing- contact the Society’s acting secretary at  But to learn more about the Society’s many publications and activities visit 


HISTORY & HERITAGE YORKSHIRE  – free offer for Yorkshire Society and Heritage Guardian Members

A highly praised new monthly online subscription heritage magazine with articles by top Yorkshire writers has been launched by historian, writer and journalist John Heywood.  Until recently, until funding streams came to an end, John was in charge of an extremely  successful  community and heritage project at Castleford Mill on the River Aire. He is now using his experience, many skills and contacts within the heritage industry, to launch History and Heritage Yorkshire.

John is offering a free copy of the February issue of the magazine to any Yorkshire Society member or member of any Yorkshire Heritage Guardian organisation who contacts him at



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