Spring blossoms

Signpost 51 (26 April)

We are coming to the end of April and Spring has well and truly sprung! We hope you enjoy this week’s selection of resources - even if you are starting to get out and about more!

98 years ago this week, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later the Queen Mother) married the Duke of York (later King George VI) at Westminster Abbey, 59 years ago this week, the joint British and American satellite, Ariel 1, was launched and 29 years ago today, the House of Commons elected Betty Boothroyd as the first-ever female Speaker of the House.


  • Griefcast is a podcast that examines the human experience of grief and death - but with comedians, so it’s cheerier than it sounds! Each week Cariad talks to a different guest about their experiences of grief. Together they share their views on the pain, loss and the weirdness that happens when someone dies. You can listen to the first podcast here and see all of the episodes here.



  • In Ancient Rome the end of April saw Floralia or Florifertum, a festival dedicated to Flora, the goddess of flowers, spring and fertility. You can read about Floralia here and find out more about Goddess Flora here.

  • The Great British Sewing Bee is back on BBC. Each week a selection of amateur sewers complete challenges to become Britain’s best sewer. You can watch all episodes here.



  • As we come to the end of April discover 20 awesome facts about the month, from its place in the Julian calendar to its equivalent in the Southern Hemisphere.

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