Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Day: 14 February 2023

  • 18th-Century Valentines

    18th-Century Valentines

    I noticed new trees have been planted on Busby Moor, that stretch of Cleveland Hills below Cringle Moor and Green Bank. And so to St. Valentine’s day, isn’t this year flying by? Francis Grose’s ‘A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue‘, written in 1785, defines a ‘valentine‘ as ‘the first woman seen by a man, […]