Sunday, 1 November 2015

A History of Working-Class Marriage in Scotland, 1855-1976

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 breakdown.

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

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