Category Archives: History

His Last Shot

I recently came across this picture of my Great Grandfather (founder of The Cottage Garden Flower Shop) on a putting green at Dunstable Downs Golf Club. He was captain of the club in 1929 and the photograph appears to be some sort of memorial possibly presented to the family. I also remember my Grandmother, Clarice […]

Tall Tales Of Dunstable Life

Alfred George Headey who originally established the Cottage Garden Flower Shop and Nurseries was very much a larger than life character about whom many tales were told by his contemporaries. One concerned a drinking bout in the Red Lion (top of Church street, now demolished) with the landlord, Johnny Crute, and Alfred, who fell to […]