FOND WELCOME TO YOU, MY BEWTIES!
SKIPPER MBE, DL, FOUNDER OF FOND
when yewre dewin suffin useful!
It seems like only yesterday when a FOND dream started to
come true with a passionate meeting in Yaxham Village Hall.
In fact, it is over 26 years since a band of enthusiasts decided
it was high time to put our dialect fight on an official footing.
accepted the role of chairman with pride and optimism and
noted in my diary for Sunday, October 3rd, 1999: A day
for celebration. A day I hope future generations will salute
Of Norfolk Dialect is now a highly-regarded and flourishing
organisation as the battle continues to preserve and promote
such a vital strand of our cultural heritage. There have even
been examples of television, radio and theatre drama producers
trying that little bit harder to get the sound right
but there are still many acres to plough in this field of
must carry on pointing out that Norfolk is not a strange little
place in darkest Mummerzet,
wedged somewhere between Devon and Dorset. And there are enough
members of the acting profession with proud Norfolk roots
to spread the message in places where it really counts.
with the Norfolk
and local schools are growing stronger while social gatherings,
known famously as FOND-dews, are staged successfully in all
parts of the county. Current chairman Norman Hart and his
hardworking committee can look forward to even wider support.
an internationally renowned linguistics expert, waves the
flag colourfully and defiantly for his native Norfolk. We
have some leading local citizens on board as vice-presidents,
a former Lord Lieutenant of the County.
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Merry Mawkin, our regular newsletter crammed with features
both light-hearted and serious, is the perfect platform from
which to help spread that true message of defiance. Dont
be shy. Have your say.
recall a good old Norfolk boy coming up for a quick mardle
after that historic get-together in October, 1999. He has
long-since gone to the Great Norfolk Snug in the Sky, but
his words live on along the fertile furrows cultivated by
FOND and its supporters.
said: I hope yew lot ent agorn ter sit abowt clackin
when theres helluva lot more ter be done. Yewre
gotta dew suffin ter mearke a diffrunce.
think weve taken his homely advice to heart.
Skipper MBE, DL, Founder of FOND
leave your comments or any questions in the FOND
as wed like to hear from yew, tergether!