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Annual Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 364 pictures in our Annual collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Opening of the Colchester Oyster Fishery Featured Print

Opening of the Colchester Oyster Fishery

Ceremonial scene at the opening of the annual Colchester Oyster Fishery. On the first Friday of September the Mayor of Colchester, the Town Clerk, and the Town Sergeant go out on an oyster dredger into the Pyefleet Channel of the Colne estuary off Mersea Island, in full civic regalia. The Mayor dredges and consumes the first oyster of the season. He and his guests then proceed to an oyster lunch to celebrate the opening of the fishery. The ceremony dates back to medieval times.

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Braemar Gathering, men in kilts Featured Print

Braemar Gathering, men in kilts

Scene at the annual Braemar Gathering, showing three men in traditional Highland costume and one man in a suit. Braemar in Scotland holds an annual Highland Games Gathering on the first Saturday in September, traditionally attended by the British Royal Family. Since the reign of Queen Victoria the reigning monarch has been the patron of the Braemar Royal Highland Society. (1 of 4)

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire Featured Print

Longest Day at Stonehenge, Wiltshire

People gathering at Stonehenge, Wiltshire on the longest day of the year, on or near 21 June 1912. This photograph shows a daybreak pilgrimage by members of The Universal Bond of the Sons of Men, or Church of the Universal Bond. This was a religious group founded in Britain in the early 20th century by George W MacGregor Reid, promoting socialist revolution, anti-imperialism and sun worship. By 1912 Reid was becoming attracted to Druidism, especially as Stonehenge was at the time regarded as a solar temple. His church began holding rituals there, and this continued until the site was given to the state in 1918. When the growing Stonehenge free festival caused the monument to be closed at midsummer in 1985, the Church faded into obscurity but has maintained a presence at the reopened solstice festivities since 2000.

© Mary Evans Picture Library