Adkins of Beverley and North Frodingham

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Adkins of Beverley and North Frodingham

Postby yakabak » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:37 pm

Trying to trace my maternal Grandmothers family, Adkins.

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Re: Adkins of Beverley and North Frodingham

Postby grinwolf » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:00 pm

Hello yakabak, your user name is interesting and unusual.
It would suggest to me who comes from the area of East Yorks between Driff. and Bev.thati t is a slang name for Aike - the old saying used to be Yak (Aike) aback of Arram.
Am I correct?

Also Did any of your Adkin relatives live at Skipsea?

Grin wolf
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Re: Adkins of Beverley and North Frodingham

Postby aljabra » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:18 pm

Hi Grin wolf, On the topic of Yak aback Arram, I have been looking for a reference to this for a long time. My grandmother used to say something like "Yak (Aike) aback Arram where they shoo pigs with steam"? I am not sure of all of the words as it did not make any sense to us and sounded like a nonsense verse, I have forgotten the context it was used in as I have not heard it for the best part of 40 years. I would be interested to hear anyone else's recollection or knowledge of the phrase and its origins. My grandmother was from Hornsea and her parents from Hornsea and Rise.
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Re: Adkins of Beverley and North Frodingham

Postby DF » Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:28 pm

My Dad used to say " fra Yack aback a arram" When he didn't know where someone or something was from. He was brought up mainly in the Market Weighton area.
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