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THAT WAS THE WEST THAT WAS: Gardening and horticulture

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: May 26, 2014

By Simon Parker @simonparkerwmn

  • Boys tend the school garden at Illogan, near Redruth in the 1950s

  • Evacuees picking daffodils at Tredethy, near Bodmin on 1 March 1943

  • British Rail floral display at North Road Station in Plymouth on 19 November 1968

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THAT WAS THE WEST THAT WAS... In our continuing series looking at the Westcountry through archive photographs, this week’s collection focuses on gardening and horticulture. With the generous help of South West Image Bank and Cornwall Studies Library, That Was The West That Was is a weekly print and online pictorial feature. From community life to major events, farming to industry, sport to war, churches to festivals, the everyday to the dramatic... in fact everything that made the region tick. And we’d like you to share in the project by dusting off your old photograph albums. If you have a great picture from the region’s past and want to share it with readers, please either send it to That Was The West That Was, Western Morning News, Studio 5-11, Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3LF or email it to: sparker@westernmorningnews.co.uk

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