A common pastime at my primary school was collecting and swapping scraps – die-cut paper images. The scrapbook was an old paperback, each page containing a single scrap or set – the same design in different sizes. At playtime, collectors exchanged scrap books and thumbed through the pages, poking scraps of interest out of the top of the book before beginning trade negotiations. Simple pleasures.
The Three Witches are characters in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”. While they are referred to as the “weird sisters” in most modern editions of the text of the play, the First Folio edition reads: “The weyward Sisters, hand in hand …”
I always thought the body-less angels looked like the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret.