Customs and Traditions

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Victorian illustration to download showing a village choir singing Christmas carols in the squire’s house. The squire and his wife…

Victorian illustration to download showing an Irish tradition, the breaking of the cake cooked on New Year’s Eve. A boy…

Victorian illustration to download showing an Irish tradition, the baking of a cake on New Year’s Eve. The cake cooks…

Victorian illustration to download showing an 18th-century scene: dancers at a Christmas ball pause under the mistletoe.

Victorian illustration to download showing a country family gathering holly and a Christmas tree and loading them on a donkey…

Victorian illustration to download showing a man standing at the Bar of the House of Commons, accompanied by the Sergeant-at-Arms…

Victorian illustration to download showing a baker’s boy delivering hot cross buns for Good Friday to a family standing outside…

Victorian illustration to download showing a Devonshire Twelfth Night custom: men fire guns at cider apple trees to ensure a…

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 to download showing a drawing of a Yule log being dragged towards a large country house, ready for…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a Chrsitmas Eve party in a farmhouse kitchen.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a robin in falling snow with ivy and icicles.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the custom of wassailing apple trees on Twelfth Night, a widespread tradition…

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a country fair in Tudor times.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the Coronation Chair, which dates from the 13th century and stands in…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of people gathered round a bonfire on Guy Fawkes night.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of village celebrations on May Day. The squire leads a procession of young…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Irish men and women 'drowning the shamrock' (drinking and making merry) on…

Victorian picture showing Robin Hood and Little John in Sherwood Forest.

Charming Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a spray of Christmas holly.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of Father Christmas (Santa Claus) standing on a roof pointing with dismay at…