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The number of marriages showed a general upward trend, accelerated temporarily by two world wars, to a high plateau between 1948 and 1975, followed by a general decline. 3 The popularity of first marriage was waning very sharply, and even more sharply than the crude statistics show. 4 The greatest single cause of this was the blossoming of Gretna Green as a location of romantic marriage for visitors to the country. 5 One feature late in the century was that changes to the nature of the family meant shifting experiences for children.
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11 41 Leisure activities: usage of facilities within the last week, 1999–2000. uk/Topics/Statistics/16002/shs-search, accessed on 13 November 2008.