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Yorkshire Oddities ❰Reading❯ ➼ Yorkshire Oddities Author Sabine Baring-Gould – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Excerpt from Yorkshire Oddities Incidents and Strange EventsThis was the only Occasion of my visiting the church I confess the impression left on my nerves was not pleasant, and I do not think I shoul Excerpt from Yorkshire Oddities Incidents and Strange EventsThis was the only Occasion of my visiting the church I confess the impression left on my nerves was not pleasant, and I do not think I should like to risk the effect of a repetition of it Apologising for thus troubling you with my experiencesAbout the PublisherForgotten books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


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  1. Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) says:

    I was sure I found this over at Google Books, but now I can t seem to find the link so here it is at Internet Archive book consists of all sorts of stories about people who were considered oddities eccentrics the man who pretended to be a prophet but who wasn t, the man who was disappointed in love and spent 40 years in bed, the man who trained a bull to accept a rider and rode it in fox hunts, etc Al I was sure I found this over at Google Books, but now I can t seem to find the link so here it is at Internet Archive book consists of all sorts of stories about people who were considered oddities eccentrics the man who pretended to be a prophet but who wasn t, the man who was disappointed in love and spent 40 years in bed, the man who trained a bull to accept a rider and rode it in fox hunts, etc All of the tales have the collected in the neighborhood folklore feel, yet here and there they are less folklore andreally good storytelling For example at the end of The White House p 204 On this hill a gibbet had been erected, and there the three bodies were hung, with their faces towards the dismal flat and the gurgling stream where the murdered man had been drowned There they hung, blown about by the autumn storms, screeched over by the ravens and magpies, baked by the summer sun, their bare scalps capped with cakes of snow in the cold winter, til they dropped upon the ground, and then the bones were buried and the gallows cut down And that s the part of the story that s come after the ghost If you can t imagine those caps of snow, well, then your imagine isn t running amuck like mine is.Having said that there are some that really drag on slowly with the amount of details, so don t expect this to be a book full of exciting stories Some are only mildly interesting But it s almost better that way, when you ve been lulled into a false sense of security by the otherquiet tales of people and suddenly there you are bodies hunt on the gibbet That s not where they were hung by the way leaving a body up to rot was a very old concept of law enforcement here rot those who did evil, thus you should listen to their lesson I enjoyed this one particular footnote, and wished that Baring Gould had addedsuch notes, as I like this sort of information Plus it also gives you an idea of the kind of research he was doing p 274, footnote Greenwood is probably the most prevalent name in the neighborhood Out of 755 entries in a public register in the neighborhood, the name Greenwood occurs 48 times, Helliwell 34, Sutcliffe 33, Cockcroft 18, Smith 18, Akroyd 15, Crabtree 15, Mitchell 14, Stanisfield 13, Uttley 13,.We may here remark on the prevalence of patronymic names, which sometimes are really useful, however inelegant, in a district where the same names recur so frequently Thus John o Abbie s and Joan o Jim s were the ordinary names of two individuals who were each legally designated John Stansfield By how many useful variations is the name John Sutcliffe represented To strangers this practice is thepuzzling from the frequent use of abbreviations, such as Eam, Than, Lol, Abbie, Jooas, Kit or Katie , Joan, Tim, and Tum For Edmund, Nathaniel, Lawrence, Abraham, Joseph, Catherine, John, Timothy, Thomas There was formerly a Jimmie o Jamie, o James, o the Jumps George o my Gronny s and Will o Nobody s are bold specimens of what may be done by the principle in question carried out with a little licence Not unfrequently, also, people are named for their residences, as John up th steps, and Old Ann o th Hinging Royd Bye names also become sometimes attached as if they were real family surnames If it were not personal, many singular instances might be given Persons are frequently unable, without some consideration, to recognize the legal names of their neighbors Upon the hillside at Jumps, near Todmorden, I once asked a little girl who was her father Will o th Jumps, she replied And who s Will o th Jumps I again inquired He s Ailse o th Jumps, fellie, replied the girl and I doubt whether she had any idea whatever of her legal surname.This note came after a point in the chapter The One Pound Note where I d had to turn back and reread to make sure that the Joan in the text who kept being referred to as he was indeed spelled Joan There are multiple John s in the story After reading the footnote it made a lotsense The footnote was probably placed where it was because that was the part of the story where legal names came in


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10 thoughts on “Yorkshire Oddities

  1. Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) Batgrl (Book Data Kept Elsewhere) says:

    I was sure I found this over at Google Books, but now I can t seem to find the link so here it is at Internet Archive book consists of all sorts of stories about people who were considered oddities eccentrics the man who pretended to be a prophet but who wasn t, the man who was disappointed in love and spent 40 years in bed, the man who trained a bull to accept a rider and rode it in fox hunts, etc Al I was sure I found this over at Google Books, but now I can t seem to find the link so here it is at Internet Archive book consists of all sorts of stories about people who were considered oddities eccentrics the man who pretended to be a prophet but who wasn t, the man who was disappointed in love and spent 40 years in bed, the man who trained a bull to accept a rider and rode it in fox hunts, etc All of the tales have the collected in the neighborhood folklore feel, yet here and there they are less folklore andreally good storytelling For example at the end of The White House p 204 On this hill a gibbet had been erected, and there the three bodies were hung, with their faces towards the dismal flat and the gurgling stream where the murdered man had been drowned There they hung, blown about by the autumn storms, screeched over by the ravens and magpies, baked by the summer sun, their bare scalps capped with cakes of snow in the cold winter, til they dropped upon the ground, and then the bones were buried and the gallows cut down And that s the part of the story that s come after the ghost If you can t imagine those caps of snow, well, then your imagine isn t running amuck like mine is.Having said that there are some that really drag on slowly with the amount of details, so don t expect this to be a book full of exciting stories Some are only mildly interesting But it s almost better that way, when you ve been lulled into a false sense of security by the otherquiet tales of people and suddenly there you are bodies hunt on the gibbet That s not where they were hung by the way leaving a body up to rot was a very old concept of law enforcement here rot those who did evil, thus you should listen to their lesson I enjoyed this one particular footnote, and wished that Baring Gould had addedsuch notes, as I like this sort of information Plus it also gives you an idea of the kind of research he was doing p 274, footnote Greenwood is probably the most prevalent name in the neighborhood Out of 755 entries in a public register in the neighborhood, the name Greenwood occurs 48 times, Helliwell 34, Sutcliffe 33, Cockcroft 18, Smith 18, Akroyd 15, Crabtree 15, Mitchell 14, Stanisfield 13, Uttley 13,.We may here remark on the prevalence of patronymic names, which sometimes are really useful, however inelegant, in a district where the same names recur so frequently Thus John o Abbie s and Joan o Jim s were the ordinary names of two individuals who were each legally designated John Stansfield By how many useful variations is the name John Sutcliffe represented To strangers this practice is thepuzzling from the frequent use of abbreviations, such as Eam, Than, Lol, Abbie, Jooas, Kit or Katie , Joan, Tim, and Tum For Edmund, Nathaniel, Lawrence, Abraham, Joseph, Catherine, John, Timothy, Thomas There was formerly a Jimmie o Jamie, o James, o the Jumps George o my Gronny s and Will o Nobody s are bold specimens of what may be done by the principle in question carried out with a little licence Not unfrequently, also, people are named for their residences, as John up th steps, and Old Ann o th Hinging Royd Bye names also become sometimes attached as if they were real family surnames If it were not personal, many singular instances might be given Persons are frequently unable, without some consideration, to recognize the legal names of their neighbors Upon the hillside at Jumps, near Todmorden, I once asked a little girl who was her father Will o th Jumps, she replied And who s Will o th Jumps I again inquired He s Ailse o th Jumps, fellie, replied the girl and I doubt whether she had any idea whatever of her legal surname.This note came after a point in the chapter The One Pound Note where I d had to turn back and reread to make sure that the Joan in the text who kept being referred to as he was indeed spelled Joan There are multiple John s in the story After reading the footnote it made a lotsense The footnote was probably placed where it was because that was the part of the story where legal names came in

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