Before the invention of printing, uneducated people in England used wooden calendars to keep track of the seasons and of the religious festivals. These calendars were known as clog almanacs. This booklet describes some of the clog almanacs that survive today and explains some of the medieval Christian symbols used on them. It is illustrated with drawings and photographs and has a useful bibliography for those who would like to know more about this fascinating subject
English Clog Almanacs: An Introduction: Volume 1 Paperback – 16 Jun 2012
The origin of these runic or clog-calendars was Danish and were more prominent in the North. No runic calendar or Clog Almanac has yet been found in any Saxon or German province
Runic inscriptions recorded special dates for example saints days such as June 8th for St William Archbishop of York 1144 a.d. or May 7th St John Beverley from 721 a.d.