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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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More on North Yorkshire county archives

I've been to Northallerton to find out more about the consultation currently in progress about the future shape of North Yorkshire's archives service. I am reassured that there's no suggestion of services in...

Thursday 10 May 2018


MPs pick up on industrial heritage

Here's something cheering: the value of industrial heritage comprehensively addressed by MPs. An all-party group has been sittting, led by Nick Thomas-Symonds MP whose constituency includes Blaenavon. There's a summary on...

Wednesday 09 May 2018


More about the office move

The less glamorous end of YAHS involves office moves. Leaving Claremont was an epic, and the shift now in progress should be relatively straightforward. But these things are never easy. Furniture is going tomorrow, phones and wifi should be...

Tuesday 01 May 2018


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