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A Gardener at Suttons Seeds, 1945
 
   
A Gardener at Suttons Seeds, 1945
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Brief Description: Black and white photograph of a Sutton's gardener pollinating a begonia in one of the big begonia houses. One of a series of photographs taken by the Ministry of Information
Subject Date: 1945
Creator: Ministry of Information
 
Full Description: The world famous seed merchant's business was founded by John Sutton in 1806 and supplied flower, vegetable, and agricultral seeds to customers all over the world. The offices and warehouses and the glass houses and seed testing grounds were on the outskirts of the town and covered many acres of land. This photograph shows one of the gardeners pollinating a begonia in one of the big begonia houses. Sutton's increased this flower in size, altered its form and developed a splendid double class, full of petals and substance.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Sutton Seeds, Reading, Berkshire
Subject: war, social history, trade <gardener>, plant, flower
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1946.52.37
Unique ID: rm-rm-1946_52_37~s0205032-i-00-000.jpg
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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