Stories of the Summer Solstice – the Traditions, Legends, Myths and Science of Midsummer’s Day – The British Newspaper Archive Blog

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Stories of the Summer Solstice – the Traditions, Legends, Myths and Science of Midsummer’s Day

To celebrate the solstice and Midsummer’s Day and Night, we’ve posted two stories that muse on the traditions, legends, myths and science of this magical day.

The newspaper archive contains 100s of fascinating stories about the summer solstice, from the 18th Century right up to the middle of the 20th Century.

So why not go all druidy and celebrate ‘the Golden Dawn’ by reading reports of this ancient tradition in newspapers from a bygone age?

traditions of the summer solstice

Western Daily Press – Thursday 24 June 1948

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000513/19480624/019/0003

traditions of the summer solstice

Western Times – Thursday 23 June 1910

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000265/19100623/054/0004

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