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In England and fancy a day out this Saturday, 6th January 2018?

It is Haxey Hood day – the day when a part of the Isle of Axholme goes a bit crazy for the afternoon to mark one of England’s oldest traditions.  1,042 more words


♔The Game Of Conkers

Conkers is a game that dates back as far as 1821, the first ever recorded game of Conkers was played on the Isle of Wight in 1848, and Britain is believed to be the only country in the world where the game of conkers is traditionally played with horse chestnuts in the autumn. 105 more words


“The horn, the horn, the lusty horn”

There was rain and wind and troubled sleep.

There were tired eyes and weary limbs.

But it was worth it. For the thrill of a new and strange experience. 1,419 more words

Britain Now & Then

The Diary of a Farmer's Wife 1796-1797

This is a lovely book that does just what it says.  Anne Hughes is that Farmer’s Wife and she prefaced her book with these words: 253 more words

We enjoyed this in years gone by

Britain has many ‘traditional’ activities that, in summer or harvest time, bring all members of the community together for a celebration – a celebration that can go on for the best part of a week or more.  348 more words

20th Century

John Knill - St James's Day - and a 5 yearly habit

John Knill was an articled clerk to a solicitor in Penzance. He was a Collector of Customs at St. Ives between 1762 and 1782 and was, also, Mayor of the town in 1767. 298 more words


Just in case it rains on 15th July this year

15th July has a rhyme: St Swithin’s Day, if it does rain; Full forty days, it will remain; St Swithin’s Day, if it be fair; 316 more words

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