Cowslips. Well, if you’re in Essex anyway!


A poser from photographer Gordon Ridgewell…
“Are they cowslips or pagells?” he asks.
“Some say cowslips grow in woodland and pagells grow in roadside verges. Others say they are all the same, but someone said if you live in Suffolk they are called pagells and if you live in Essex they are called cowslips.
“Rightly or wrongly, I call them all cowslips, being an old Essex boy.”