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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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Great demand for YAHS publications online

The YAHS collection online has racked up 26,000 views this year. This is great news. Good to know that a wonderful free service is being appreciated by so many people. I hope the dedicated YAHS members who put in so much work on this feel a warm...

Saturday 03 November 2018


A headstone for Tony Brewster

An appeal is underway to pay for a headstone for T.C.M. Brewster, described as Yorkshire's most productive archaeological excavator of the second half of the 20th century. This year marks the centenary of his birth. Fund-raising is...

Thursday 25 October 2018


Reduced service at Wakefield Deeds Registry

I'm back into the archives, scouting out more 18th-c engineers. Always lifts the spirits, except that year on year the public spending cuts are having a terrible impact on access to record offices. I've just discovered that the deeds...

Thursday 04 October 2018


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