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Midsummer’s Day and Night: the Summer Solstice – 21 June

To celebrate the summer solstice and midsummer’s day and night, included below are two terrific newspaper articles that describe the ancient customs, traditions and folklore of the midsummer festival.

If you liked reading the stories below, then you might like to read some more stories on the blog about Midsummer’s Day and Night, and the Summer Solstice.

historical newspaper report about stonehenge and midsummer day and night

Evening Telegraph – Thursday 22 June 1939

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19390622/030/0003

historical newspaper report about stonehenge and midsummer day and night

Derby Daily Telegraph – Friday 25 June 1937

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000521/19370625/059/0011

historical newspaper report about stonehenge and midsummer day and night

The Graphic – Saturday 10 December 1870

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000057/18701210/041/0020

historical newspaper report about stonehenge and midsummer day and night

The Graphic – Saturday 18 February 1899

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000057/18990218/013/0010

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