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Ox roasting at Stratford-upon-Avon Mop Fair
Scene showing an ox being roasted at the Stratford upon Avon annual Mop Fair, Warwickshire. Farm workers, labourers, servants and some craftsmen would work for their employer from October to October. At the end of the employment they would attend the Mop Fair dressed in their Sunday best clothes and carrying an item signifying their trade. A servant with no particular skills would carry a mop head hence the term Mop Fair. Employers would move amongst them discussing experience and terms, and once agreement was reached the employer would give the employee a small token of money and the employee would wear bright ribbons to indicate that they had been hired. The stalls at the fair sold food and drink, while others offered games to play.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection
Chaouis Camp - Algeria - Barbequeing
Chaouis Berber Camp - Algeria. Barbequeing a goat. The men sit and stand in the foreground close to the fire, whilst the women stand at the rear close to the low camel-hair tent. The Chaouis are a Berber people who live mainly in the Aurs Region and Aurs Mountains. They call themselves Icawiyen and speak the Chaouia language
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
The King and Queen at the Windsor festivities
George III (1738-1820)and Queen Charlotte observing the roasting of an ox at Windsor, part of celebrations to mark the king's Diamond Jubilee in 1810. Accompanied by the queen and several of their children, the royal family watched from an erected pavilion and were served slices of beef with plum pudding. The festivities at Windsor were among many held throughout the country to mark the fifty year reign of this popular monarch. Shortly afterwards, George's favourite daughter, Amelia fell ill and died. The shock brought on mental derangement (now thought to be caused by porphyria) and in 1811, the Prince of Wales was appointed Prince Regent
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans