Customs and Traditions

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Victorian illustration showing children at a children's party grouped round a Christmas tree lit with candles. Parents and adults look…

Victorian illustration showing morris dancers performing in front of a village inn. The landlady brings out a jug of ale…

Victorian illustration showing a traditional Irish custom, Chalk Sunday. Young women and boys tease bachelors by marking their clothes with…

Victorian illustration showing men, women and children at a Christmas party playing the game of snapdragon. They are snatching raisins…

A Scottish piper wearing kilt and plaid plays his bagpipes to welcome the laird and his wife back to their…

Victorian picture showing a ducking stool with a young woman in 18th-century dress.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the regalia, or Crown Jewels, of England.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of four young women gathered round the fire on All Hallows Eve (October…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an old harvest custom, 'cutting the neck', the last patch of wheat.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a mother and three children decorating their Christmas tree. A little girl…

Charming Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of children in a May Day procession carrying a garland.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of children, a boy and a girl, delivering Christmas holly in a street;…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of villagers dancing round a bonfire on Twelfth Night, the twelfth day of…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of an old village whipping post with its iron loops to hold the…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two young women gathering mistletoe and ivy for Christmas decorations.

Victorian picture shoiwng rejoicing villagers bringing in the hay.

Victorian illustration to download, a copy of a painting by Orcagna, showing two angels, one playing a psaltery (stringed instrument).

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a romantic young couple. The man is carving their initials on the…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a group of women and children singing Christmas carols in the snow.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of one of the crews in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race disembarking,…

Victorian picture to download showing a troupe of mummers in costume and wearing masks.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a formal men-only banquet. All rise for a toast to Queen Victoria.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of three little boys paying homage to the little girl who is Queen…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Christmas celebrations at a charity school. Boys and girls in uniform sing…

Victorian picture showing a crowd of schoolboys and teachers watching a cook as he tosses a pancake.