The Merry Mawkin, newsletter of the Friends of Norfolk Dialect (FOND), is packed full of interesting features, pictures and letters, all with one thing in mind – to help preserve our vernacular for future generations.

The A5-size, twenty-eight page glossy magazine – with several pages in colour! – is published three times a year and is free to members of FOND, although non-members may purchase copies if required.

We welcome anything on a Norfolk theme: stories and poetry in dialect, photographs of bygone days, as well as letters or emails describing what living in Norfolk means to you.

The Merry Mawkin publication is edited by Zena Tinsley. Please forward articles to editor@friendsofnorfolkdialect.com

The Merry Mawkin logo was designed by Tony Hall.

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  • In 2003, FOND recorded a number of local Norfolk people, preserving their unique perspective of their lives in Norfolk, in their own words. Hev a listen!

  • Taken from an 1883 directory of placenames – gives many examples of Norfolk towns and villages that are/were pronounced very differently to their spelling.

  • A nostalgic visit to Rookery Farm to see the wheat and barley being harvested the old-fashioned way with tractor and binder... Poetry too...