Category Archives: Names from the Past

Board, Fred

Frederick E (Fred) Board was President of The Midland Daffodil Society and the first President of the Daffodil Society until his death in 1966. He was a prolific hybridiser, with several cultivars including Misty Glen and Strines, still regularly shown … Continue reading

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Goodwin, Horace

A member of the Daffodil Society from Halesowen who died approximately ten years ago.

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Sad News

The Daffodil World lost two ‘Greats’ last week with the deaths of Clive Postles and Tony James on the 1 and 4 November respectively. Many Northern Growers in the 1970s and 1980s combined attendance at the Daffodil Society’s Annual Show … Continue reading

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Sad News

I learned last night, of the recent death of Richard Brook. Richard could only be described as eccentric. Never a great exhibitor, his main interest in daffodils was as a hybridiser and in some ways way ahead of his time. … Continue reading

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Sydenham, Robert

The Rev G H Engleheart in proposing the toast of ‘The Midland Daffodil Society’ at its Annual Dinner in 1912 said “to propose in association with Mr. Sydenham, the Midland Daffodil Society seemed to him a flagrant example of a … Continue reading

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The Backhouse Collection

My name is Caroline Thomson I am a direct descendent of William Backhouse the daffodil breeder, we are gathering together the remaining varieties of Backhouse Daffodils into a Heritage Museum Collection, hopefully this will prove to be a useful resource … Continue reading

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