Dec 1 2011: Pagan Pageantry In Our Islands: May Queens to Telling the Bees (from The Childrens’ Encyclopaedia, 1930s)

“One need not go abroad for quaint customs and picturesque survivals, since these are to be found in abundance in our own islands. Scarcely a village in Britain but has its bit of pageantry, scarcely a day but is marked by some special observance. England on the highways may be commercialised and industrialised, but in the lanes and byways she is Merry England still…” (from the article: Pagan Pageantry in Our Islands, author unknown).

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