Posts Tagged “Easter”

No milk for the baby: Lent, from the historic Irish newspapers

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by BNA

The end of Lent is nearly in sight, so for those of you who’ve managed to abstain from a chocolate bar or cheeky tipple, here’s some inspiration to help you through the final days… Search the newspapers   As a predominantly Roman Catholic country, Lent has been of national significance in Ireland for hundreds of […]

Pancake thrown at American President and First Lady

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Keep an eye out for low-flying pancakes today! The Pall Mall Gazette reported that a pancake was thrown at US President Grover Cleveland and his wife during a visit to St Louis in 1887. View the whole newspaper page Pall Mall Gazette – Tuesday 25 October 1887 Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS […]

Have you heard of Collop Monday?

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by The British Newspaper Archive

Did you know that the day before Shrove Tuesday is known as Collop Monday? As this snippet from the Nottingham Evening Post explains, it’s traditionally the day to use up any fresh meat you have in your house before the start of Lent. View the whole newspaper page Nottingham Evening Post – Tuesday 17 February […]