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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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Leeds: Cradle of Innovation

Leeds: Cradle of Innovation, a lavishly produced celebration of Leeds industry and commerce over the centuries, is now available to buy online. The project website shows extracts from the book and snippets of related news. The link's here.

Monday 03 December 2018


Promoting YAHS collections: Post-doc fellowships advertised

Promoting our fantastic archival collections, YAHS is sponsoring two short-term post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Leeds. The YAHS fellows will spend up to four weeks in Leeds, identifying a promising project which draws on...

Tuesday 20 November 2018


Launch of the Yorkshire historical dictionary online - and you're invited!

Proud and thrilled to announce that the Yorkshire Dictionary, co-sponsored by YAHS, will be launched in January at the University of York by the Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan. Ian will talk about language, history, tradition...

Sunday 18 November 2018


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