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Marriage by clog and shoe

  • Posted On: 21 May 2018

Prompted by weddings being in the news, Alex Medcalf of the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project has been looking at models of marriage in centuries past. Some  were rather informal, and presumably didn't have any official status. But what is marriage 'by clog and shoe'? Is it what used to be called 'over the brush'? Alex would like to know! See her blog for the full story.

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Annual report and AGM

Members, if you've not yet received your annual report and papers for the AGM, they will be with you shortly. The AGM is on 30 June at Stringer House. We're looking at new formats for future reports, and also planning to...

Wednesday 13 June 2018


Sheffield conference in memory of David Hey

Working on my paper for the British Agricultural History Society-organised conference, in which YAHS is a partner. Focusing on the themes for which David Hey was noted, it's on 23 June in Sheffield. There's still time to sign...

Monday 11 June 2018


Yorkshire Dales: exhibition and events

Dropped in at the Dales Countryside Museum to see their exhibition relating to the Hartley and Ingilby celebration. It's well worth a visit - YAHS archival images and research notes meet text, and meet the objects which founded the...

Sunday 10 June 2018


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