By gblrps

Gretna Green

On my way to visit friends in Yorkshire.

Stopped briefly in Gretna Green.

Gretna Green, just one mile over the Scottish border, has for 250 years been associated with clandestine marriages although now it is one of the world's most popular wedding venues.

At one time young runaway couples would flee to Gretna Green for "Blacksmith's Wedding", a hastily performed ceremony according to the Marriage Law of Scotland, which required only a declaration by the couple in the presence of two witnesses.

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