Flora Watkins

The sad death of the pony ride

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Pony rides were once a staple of every village, church and primary-school fête. A brusque, horsey mother would swing you…

Never the doctor, always the nurse: the fate of women in post-war Britain

30 September 2023 9:00 am

For decades, undereducated girls were thwarted before they even started in the workplace, living in the slipstream of men and drip-fed with a sense of their own uselessness

The mystery behind elderflower

18 June 2022 9:00 am

There’s an old saying that English summertime begins when the frothy heads of elderflowers appear in hedgerows – and ends…