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For those interested in the history of Dunstable and its many nurseries we’ve uploaded this image gallery of various old pictures and items that we’ve kept in storage at The Cottage Garden Flower Shop.
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A Boots scribbling diary from 1951, used by T Headey to record his daily work schedule.
Cottage Garden Spring Catalogue, date unknown, probably 1950’s.
Proposal plans for the extended soil shed and retails area at the Cottage Garden Flower Shop. Approved and built in the 1950′s.
One of the internal pages from the diary showing three days of work at the nursery.
A story from a 1967 edition of the Dunstable Gazette bemoaning the decline of the tomato growing industry in the town. 50-60 years ago Dunstable tomatoes were widely renowned as being among the best you could buy. Featured in the photograph is Terence Headey one of the few remaining growers at the time.
An envelope from W. Seamons & Son of Ryecroft Nursery. W. H. Seamons established the first nursery in Dunstable in 1871.