Oral History Training Workshop- Saturday 23 July 2022

We have several volunteering opportunities connected with the project including Events Assistant at Avoncroft museum and local fairs and festivals and Oral History and Dialect Fieldworker roles. Contact Leila Prescott, Dialect & Heritage project Engagement Officer at Avoncroft for more information: l.prescott@leeds.ac.uk .

…And in case you were wondering, a yaffle is a green woodpecker and naskgel is a Worcestershire dialect word for ‘newt’!

Get involved!

  • Volunteer at Avoncroft Museum, come to museum events and visit our dialect roadshow events in various locations around the West Midlands
  • Visit the Leeds University Library Special Collections website and explore the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture


  • Volunteer as an Events Assistant, an Oral History and Dialect Fieldworker, a Transcription Assistant, or a Publicity and Project Advocate
  • Visit the Dialect and Heritage Project website dialectandheritage.co.uk and contribute your words to Leeds University’s present-day dialect research in our new online dialect survey
  • Follow us on Twitter @DialectHeritage