BIRD'S-NESTING has always been the most thrilling of all the sports of the country boy-and it is possible to enjoy all the thrills of finding the nest without going on to rob it when it is found. This afternoon Mr. Eric
Parker will describe' the early nests, heronries and rookeries, and how the thrush, the missel thrush, the robin, and the blackbird build their nests.
BUYING a new hat is well known to be one of the groat comforts and refreshments of the feminine mind, but there is a subtler and a rarer thrill in making a now hat out of, an old one. In this talk Miss Violet Brand , who has already imparted much useful information about trousers and carpets and what not, will explain how this economical pleasure can be enjoyed.
With regard to Miss Brand's talk of last week, you will find the diagrams which she mentioned on page 567-
It is a startling thought that so recently as 1847 children of any age from five upwards were still working over ten hours a day in insanitary and uninspected mills, factories, and mines. The conditions of labour which are so vividly described in Mrs. Trollope's 'Michael Armstrong, the Factory Boy,' wore the inspiration of Lord Shaftesbury, the great philanthropist and social reformer, who, in addition to many other campaigns, was responsible for the Mines Act of 1842 and the Ten Hours Act of 1847. He has, however, an even more rare and striking monument in one of our few really popular songs:-
And such a man as that was Lord Shaftesbury, A good man and a true friend of the poor.
IVAN FIRTH and PHYLLIS SCOTT
THE THREE NEW YORKERS
Under the direction of VLADIMIR ZAALOFF
(Violin) and the B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Personally conducted by JACK PAYNE
THE literary traveller ' who rushes round
Belgimn or the French Riviera with a notebook and a camera and then comes home and produces a book about it, is becoming a curse. Luckily, his vociferations cannot quite drown the quieter voice of the real travellers, real observers, and real artists in words, such as Miss Stella Benson , who is to broadcast tonight. Readers of her books —' The Little World,' for instance, or ' Sketches of Travel '—will know what to expect from her when she has so wonderful ' a subject as China, that interesting land of paradoxes, in which she has lived for several years.
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