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 to download showing a drawing of druids meeting in a wood.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of children singing Christmas carols in a church.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a May Day custom: girls in the Scottish highlands bathe their faces…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a group of children playing in the snow forming a large snowman…

Victorian illustration to download showing an 18th-century scene: men and women eat, drink, smoke and flirt outside a country inn.…

Victorian picture showing St George killing the dragon.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a family about to eat their Christmas pudding.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a stagecoach in the snow at Christmas time dropping off a passenger.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the traditional harvest celebration: the last sheaves are brought home.

Victorian illustration to download showing ceremonial trumpeters playing a fanfare at the state opening of Parliament. Behind them stand members…

Victorian picture showing a family gathering and ducking for apples.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a family celebrating round a tall Christmas tree.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of New Year's Eve celebrations at the squire's house with the village choir…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the wax effigies in Westminster Abbey. The custom was for these effigies…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a Chinese New Year procession. Men prance wearing a dragon mask and…

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…