The Yorkshire Dialect Society is kicking off a weekend of activities for Yorkshire Day in Keighley with something unique and special about Yorkshire people – how we talk! The way we speak is unique and helps define us – it’s part of what makes us Yorkshire!
Speakers will include Ian Stevenson on The Story behind Yorkshire Dialect; Rod Dimbleby, Chairman of YDS, on the prolific 19th century Halifax dialect poet and storyteller John Hartley of Clock Almanac fame; and Eric Scaife on Tyke Talk – readings and recitations of dialect poems and prose.
There will also be an exhibition of books and pamphlets by the noted Keighley librarian, historian, writer and dialect poet, the late Ian Dewhirst who sadly died in 2019.
Yorkshire Dialect was, and hopefully still is, the language of the ordinary people of Yorkshire. So come along to Keighley Library for a day of celebration of this wonderful living part of our Yorkshire heritage.
Tickets (£5 each) can be bought through Eventbrite on the Library’s website:
or contact the Library direct:
Keighley Local Studies Library
Tel: 01535 618215
Please note this is not a History Society event, but we are happy to promote it and it is a great way to support the Local Studies Library.