Poetry

Conker Time

By Bruce Parry Wind and rain push the branches of horse-chestnut to scatter childhood across the land, green shells break open to reveal the promising brown shine, tiny wellingtons jump and squash them apart for [… read more ]

Social Issues

A Childhood Destroyed

Cathy Fox is an independent investigator into historic child abuse. Here she tells the story of Portsmouth man Les Cummings, who suffered horrifically at the hands of foster parents and children’s home employees in the 1950s and 1960s. [… read more ]