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Verlie Meek Year: 1930 Villages: WarninglidColwood, Warninglid, head gardener at work
This is a picture of my great-uncle, Alfred Swann, head gardener of Colwood, Warninglid with an enormous bunch of bananas grown under glass on the estate. The man on the right has not been identified.
My mother’s note on the reverse says that they grew 212 sorts of fruit on the estate. Great-aunt Alice used to enthuse about the peaches when I knew her just after the war.
Apparently all the less-than-perfect fruits were enjoyed by the staff!
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Picture added on 03 April 2018 at 18:43
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