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Eccentric Britain: From cheese rolling to bog snorkelling, these weird and wonderful traditions leave our European neighbours scratching their heads

Mirrorpix Logo By Mirrorpix of Mirrorpix | Slide 1 of 12: Hands up if you played Conkers as a kid? For many of us, scrambling around under Horse Chestnut branches, looking for spiky green shells encasing the shiny hard seed inside is all part of Autumn. After an adult helped thread on the string, you'd then take it in turns to hit your opponent's conker. Genius!

Conker games

Hands up if you played Conkers as a kid? For many of us, scrambling around under Horse Chestnut branches, looking for spiky green shells encasing the shiny hard seed inside is all part of Autumn. After an adult helped thread on the string, you'd then take it in turns to hit your opponent's conker. Genius!
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