(June 1985) The last cowslip

This Spring, Grange Lane possessed just one cowslip plant. It was thriving and beautiful with many flowers. On May 24th the plant was gone, and in its place there was only a trowel-dug hole, faintly disguised by a handful of hastily plucked grass.

So, next year, instead of a further spread of this lovely wild flower, there will be no cowslips at all in Grange Lane.

M.H. Franke