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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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Our dialect dictionary's on the BBC website...

BBC is reporting the Yorkshire Historical Dictionary... will we be on Look North, I wonder??

Thursday 17 January 2019


Renewing your membership - and lost your membership number?

When renewing your membership: if you don't have a membership number to hand when entering Paypal or bank crediting - it's not a problem, don't leave the screen, please simply put your post code in as a reference. It does the job as...

Sunday 13 January 2019


Sneak preview of Yorkshire Historical Dictionary online - now live

Here's your chance to explore the Yorkshire Historical Dictionary online - a few hours ahead of its launch. The Society is a key partner, and it's a matter of great pride to be closely associated with this wonderful project.

Friday 11 January 2019


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