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 crowd watching a medieval quintain.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a cook smiling at a young boy as she brings in the…

Victorian illustration to download showing a light-hearted picture of a butler tripping over a pet dog and in danger of…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of men, women and children fetching their Christmas dinner which has been cooked…

Victorian picture to download showing a drawing of a group of gypsies outside their caravan.

Victorian illustration to download showing a party on All Hallows Eve (Halloween)with adults and children bobbing for apples.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two pilgrims praying at the Holy Well, Galway, Ireland.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of soldiers celebrating Christmas. They have improvised a Christmas tree by balancing their…

Victorian picture showing the performance of a Coventry Mystery Play in medieval times.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of smiling Father Christmas bringing in the Yule Log.

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a Beefeater (guard at the Tower of London) and a boy soldier…

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of two men duelling in a woodland clearing, one man shrinking back as…