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…

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.