Easter Greetings

Special Collections staff would like to wish all our readers a happy Easter. To celebrate here are a few Easter related items from the collection.



Firstly, Easter baking in a time of rationing meant Simnel Cake was off the menu due to lack of ground almonds. Hence the ‘Easter Pie’ in the picture, a kind of lemon custard tart.





The Art Journal produced the Easter Art Annual, a special publication usually focusing on the work of one British artist – perfect for reading over the long weekend.

Easter Art Annual on Edward Burne-Jones, 1900Other featured artists included Walter Crane and William Morris:


Those of you with children may find you need some crafts ideas to occupy little hands during the school holidays. Art & Craft magazine was a Scholastic publication aimed at teachers. It has various ideas for Easter related activities:

Easter eggs

Cracking Eggs