40 Little Known Humorous English Traditions

40 Traditions 500Britain has many well documented, yet strange traditions such as Bog Snorkelling, Bonfire Night, Cheese Rolling and Haxey Hood. This book describes 40 more traditions in a similar vein, all of which are less well known.

Read about Turtle Rinsing in London, Arrow Catching in Staffordshire, and Animal Gambling in the Forest of Dean. Discover where a Duck Quacking contest, a Pipe Cleaner Festival, and a Thimble Throwing competition take place. Marvel at people’s spitting, blowing, and digging exploits.


All the stories are distinct and can be read independently; this is a book for the busy individual who has a spare five or ten minutes to discover the secrets of Biscuit Rolling.

Meet The Author

I was born in Kirby Muxloe near Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and university in Liverpool.

My father always said he would travel when he retired but he never got the chance as he died at the age of 49.

I was determined to travel before I retired and so far I have been to 83 countries including Romania, Turkey, Spain, and the UK in April – May 2013.

I now live in Vancouver, Canada but I still retain my British sense of humour distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, The Fast Show, Brass, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders (see what I mean?).

I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling.



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