The Origins, History and Traditions of Boxing Day

Posted on December 26th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

We think that this is the perfect day for, once again, refreshing the old, pugilistic memory about the origins, history and traditions of ‘Boxing Day’.

newspaper story about the origins and traditions of boxing day

Evening Telegraph – Wednesday 26 December 1928

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newspaper story about the origins and traditions of boxing day

York Herald – Thursday 27 December 1883

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newspaper story about the origins and traditions of boxing day

Morning Post – Wednesday 04 January 1899

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