Our Forest dialect is a window into the past heritage of the English language and its Anglo-Saxon roots.
Come and hear about the tradition of dialect writing in the Forest of Dean past and present, presented by Dr Michelle Straw of the University of Gloucestershire.
Look at the role of dialect writing in the community and the skilful linguistic observations made by Forest writers. You might even like to try some dialect writing yourself!
This event will be held at Ruardean WI meeting, Ruardean Village Memorial Hall, Ruardean, GL17 9US. The hall is next to the playing field and the doctors.
For more information please contact Ruardean WI Secretary Janette McCutcheon.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!