I started my working life as a cadet nurse and suspect there will be few alive today who could correctly roll and apply a gauze bandage or shape a stiffly starched traycloth
of linen into a nurse's winged headdress, held together by a single, hidden safety pin.
Take a look at Miss Selfridge, currently hawking a skirt that seems to have been fashioned from a souvenir de Paris traycloth
. Yes, the mood is devil-may-care and the look is very much gone-to-the-devil.
Competition entries should be in place by 9.30am and these are as follows: Morton Pairs (traycloth
and spring floral arrangement in a cup and saucer); Newforge Trophy (jam-filled Swiss roll); Gardening Scotland (jar of rhubarb and ginger jam).Tickets are PS4 and include afternoon tea.