Yorkshire Dialect Society Yorkshire Dialect Society Publications

A wide range of publications are available for 2005. they can be purchased by postal application only, at the moment. See address below.

Please note:- all prices quoted are in pounds sterling.

For UK purchases ONLY, simply enclose a note of the name(s) of the required publications and the code number (eg. 006 YPO) along with:

  • Your name and address
  • Cheque to cover the total amount ( made payable to "Yorkshire Dialect Society" please )

For international purchases, write to the address below with a note of the name(s) and the code numbers of the required publications, along with your location. We will work out the cost and methods of supply and inform you.

The Yorkshire Dictionary of Dialect, Tradition and Folklore
by Arnold Kellett.
A dictionary of dialect words, Yorkshire traditions, customs and much more. Over 3,000 entries and 130 illustrations - an authoritative reference book.
Published by Dalesman, but available from the YDS.

Latest Edition 8.95 + 1.40 p&p code no: 001 YDD

The York Minster Screen
Dialect poem from the 1830s when the Minster was damaged by fire and argument raged about putting in a new Screen.

1.00 + 30p p&p; code no: 002 YMS

Selections from GOODIES
by Rev. Walter Turner
An attractively presented reprint of most of the loved East Riding Goodies tales, with drawings by Jack Danby. Edited by Jack Danby and Muriel Shackleton. 119 pages.

4.95 + 80p p&p code no: 003 GOS

Ee By Gum, Lord! by Arnold Kellett

A version of the Gospels in West Riding dialect

hardback 10.95 + 1.05 p&p  code no: 004 EBG
softback 6.95 + 1.05 p&p  code no: 005 EBG


Yorkshire Pudden Olmenack
ed. Ben Dyson and Stanley Ellis

Now again available, this popular collection of l9th and 20th century comic working class literature. Printed for the fifth time due to poplar demand and with a glossy cover.
2.95 + 50p p&p code no: 006 YPO

Emily Bronte and the Haworth Dialect by K.M. Petyt
Fascinating analysis of the dialect of "Wuthering Heights" compared with Dr. Petyt's modern dialect research at Haworth.
Reprinted with glossy cover.
2.95 + 50p p&p code no: 007 EBH

Centenary Publications

Goin'Tu T'Spaws
A fine collection of verse and prose selected and edited by Muriel Shackleton from material first published in the Society’s ‘Summer Bulletin’.

3.00 + 50p p&p code no: 008 GTS


Yorkshire Words Today ed. Arnold Kellett & Ian Dewhirst

A unique anthology selected from 100 years of the Society's annual journal "Transactions" published to celebrate the centenaryof the YDS in 1997.

Normally 10.95 Last few copies 8.95 + 1.05 p&p
code no: 008 CYD

Yorkshire Words Today ed. Prof J Widdowson and Sheffield University

A joint publication comprising 100 pages of dialect collated from words and phrases submitted by Yorkshire folk.

Members 4.00 Non-members 5.00 + 80p p&p
code no: 009 YWT

      Latest Publication

The Knaresborough Workhouse Daybook:
Language and Life in 18th Century North Yorkshire

ed. Maria F. Garcia-Bermerjo Giner & Michael Montgomery

About real people, described by one real narrator in his own distinctive way. An unusual, perhaps unique, contribution to linguistic studies combining local history and local dialect.

200 pages 12.75 (YDS Members 11.75) + 2.55 p&p
code no: 010 KWD


ALL THE FOLLOWING AT 2.95 EACH PLUS POSTAGE 50p Note: all books below include a clear plastic dust jacket

Words Throo t'Shuttle Ee  code no: 011 WT
ed. Gerald England
Industrial Dialect verse from the past, reprinted from the best of of the South and West Yorkshire writers.

A Cleveland Anthology code no: 012 CA
ed. W. Cowley
Modern dialect peotry, with an introduction reviewing North Riding dialect writing in the past.

An Anthology of West Riding Dialect Verse code no: 013 WR
ed. Gwen Wade
Dialect poetry from the 1940s to the 60s.

An East Yorkshire Anthology code no: 014 EY
ed. W. Cowley
Third volume of twentieth century dialect poetry.

Dialect Verse from the Ridings code no: 015 DV
ed. by several members
Modern dialect poetry from all three Yorkshire Ridings, some by poets who at the time found themselves located in Humberside - much to their annoyance!

Yorkshire at Work code no: 016 YW
ed. Peter Anderson
A reprint of "work" articles from past "Transactions" - steel terms, mining, ploughing, etc.

Humour from the Ridings code no: 017 HR
The late Ben Dyson's knockabout collection of yarns and sayings, with Geoffrey Robinson's "Chulton Parva Chronicles".
George Meriton's A Yorkshire Dialogue (1683) code no: 018 GM
ed. Professor A.C. Cawley
The 17th century dialect poem that uses spellings much the same as modern dialect writers.

CDs and Cassettes
First o t'Sort code no: FOS01 (state CD or Cassette)
Recorded at the Society's meeting at Ilkley Literature Festival. With Bill Cowley, Jack Danby, Stanley Ellis and Gwen Wade.

CD 5.00 + 60p p&p
Casette 2.50 + 50p p&p

West Riding Tales code no: WRT01 (state CD or Cassette)
More West Riding Tales
code no: WRT02 (state CD or Cassette)
Two cassettes by the late Arthur Kinder of Honley. A fitting reminder of Arthur's dry humour recorded at meetings of Honley Civic Society.
CD 5.00 + 60p p&p
Casette 2.50 + 50p p&p

Square badge of the Society's Logo
with 'clutch' fastening, black and white enamel with chrome rose and lettering. 10mm wide
2.40 post free. (Y.D.S.members only)

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Hon. Librarian YDS
Spring Hill, Woodside,
Hope Valley
S33 7ZB
United Kingdom

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