Our speaker on Tuesday 3 November 2015 is Dr. Andrea Thomson from the University of Glasgow, who is one of the team working on the above project.
The project will explore the
history of working-class courtship, marriage and marriage breakdown in
Scotland in the period from the civil registration of marriages in 1855
to the introduction of no-fault divorce legislation in 1976. It
aims to establish the structure and form of the working-class family
over time; to identify the basis of selection of choice of marriage
partner; to examine the nature of the relationship between husbands and
wives and to establish the pattern, causes and consequences of marriage
The project has its own website and contains some wonderful wedding photos from the 1880s to the 1970s. Well worth a look.
History of Working Class Marriage 1855 - 1976