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Who are the British? Do they really drink tea, eat roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and never leave home without an umbrella? Find out more about true Brits; past and present, myth and legend, fact and fiction.

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  • Rationing in World War Two

    Rationing in World War Two

    Ever wondered how much food a person was entitled to during rationing in World War Two?

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  • The Green Man

    The Green Man

    Carved figures of the Green Man appear on our churches and cathedrals yet this is an ancient pagan symbol of rebirth, traditionally associated with May Day...

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  • May Day Celebrations

    May Day Celebrations

    Down through the centuries May Day has been associated with fun, revelry and perhaps most important of all, fertility...

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  • April Fools Day 1st April

    April Fools Day 1st April

    April Fool's Day is celebrated on April 1st each year with pranks, tricks and cries of 'April Fool'!

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  • Saint Piran's Day

    Saint Piran's Day

    Saint Piran’s Day is celebrated each year on 5th March as the national day of Cornwall. Saint Piran, or ‘Perran’ as he is also known, is famed for his discovery of the precious metal tin.

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  • Kissing Friday

    Kissing Friday

    The Friday after Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday is Kissing Friday. You may wonder why you haven’t heard of this strange custom...

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