See Oliver, p. 46, fig. 54 and 55. Gretna Green is a village in Scotland well known as a destination for eloping lovers. The English legal restrictions of Lord Hardwicke's Act of 1754 did not apply in Scotland. The tradition of a blacksmith clergyman forging the wedding bonds before an anvil became part of the ritual at these clandestine unions. It is interesting to note that Sherratt himself was married at Norton-in-the-Moors, the Gretna Green of the potteries.