And since 1900 Easter Sunday and April Fools Day have only been on the same day in 1923, 1934 and 1945.
You could be forgiven for thinking that this Easter Hat Parade from 1955 is an April Fool. But it isn’t!
And what about the green tint on this 1925 film of crowds catching the train for an Easter day out. Surely that’s some kind of joke? Apparently not!
This 1969 film clip of the Easter Princess competition is very entertaining. The winner is nineteen year old Christine who says her main ambition in life is to “get married”. And presumably keeping her winner’s tiara balanced on her beehive.
Are these the oldest uneaten chocolate Easter eggs in the world?
Probably everyone has heard of the York chocolate manufacturers, Rowntree and Terry. This is a charming tale of two chocolate Easter eggs made in the 1920s and still uneaten to this day.
A Terry’s egg was given to the York Museum after the boy it was intended for died before Easter arrived in the 1920s. And a Rowntree’s egg was bought by a 14-year-old boy for his mother in 1926, but she kept it as a keepsake and later presented it to the museum. Now both uneaten 1920s Easter eggs are on display in York.
Could this be the largest chocolate Easter egg ever eaten?
There’s no larger egg than that laid by the ostrich and this sumptuous offering from Hotel Chocolat is an exact replica. The egg comes with 27 luxury chocolates and six small golden eggs hidden inside the packaging. That’s over a kilo of chocolate – and only £75!
Are cream eggs getting worse?
I thought it was only me thinking that Cadbury’s cream eggs weren’t as nice as they used to be. But Ellen Scott writing in the Metro has ranked not only my one-time-favourite cream eggs but several others in her list of Easter eggs and chocolate, ranked from worst to best.
Looking for a cheep(!) and cheerful way to keep the kids busy in the Easter break?
Children’s illustrator Tom McLaughlin provides a step-by-step guide to drawing Easter chicks in this attractive article in The Guardian. Hours of endless fun for all the family and not a chocolate in sight!