A short sermon on being content with modern conveniences and not hankering for an idyllic rural past. Given that Canning at that time was himself producing books with a very rural and rather idealised background, this does not ring completely sincere. In fact the article takes 600 words to say almost nothing.
The British Weekly was an ecclesiastical paper, most of whose contributors were ordained clerics. This feature comes from a page with four contributions under the general heading "How have the 'Good Old Days' changed?"
The British Weekly, 12 November 1936