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The Late Mrs Wendy Akers – Funeral Arrangements

The non-religious funeral service to celebrate the life of Wendy Akers will take place on Friday 25 August 2017 at 2:20pm at Wakefield Crematorium, Standbridge Lane, Wakefield, WF4 3JA. All present are warmly invited by Wendy’s family to join them … Continue reading

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The Late Noel Burr

It is with sadness that we report that Noel Burr died on Tuesday 6 June 2017. Noel’s love for daffodils produced some outstanding flowers including Cherry Gardens 2W-GPP, Saxonbury 2 Y-Y and Dunstan’s Fire !Y-O for which he was awarded … Continue reading

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Editor’s email. Change of address

Please note, that from 1 June 2017, you should contact our Editor Camilla Bassett-Smith on the following email Please delete her freeserve address as this will expire at the end of May.

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The Late Richard Brook

It is with sadness that we record the death of Richard Brook. Richard’s main interest in daffodils was as a hybridiser but many of the flowers that he bred were never made available. The one flowered he registered remains a … Continue reading

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The late Kees Breed 1938-2017

It is with sadness that we learn of the death of Cornelius Petrus Jozef Breed, well known to many as Kees. A modest, quiet man Kees had a great love for daffodils and tulips as can be seen from the … Continue reading

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Important Coughton Court entry arrangements 14/15/16 April 2017

Message to Daffodil Society Members attending the Daffodil Show at  Coughton Court 14 April (staging only) and 15/16 April 2017 All members have been issued with 2 membership cards. You MUST  bring the membership cards with you to gain entrance … Continue reading

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The Late Irene Austin

It is with sadness that we hear of the death of Irene Austin on 18 March 2017. Irene, the wife of Fred Austin, was a warm, generous hearted woman with a lovely sense of humour. Her laugh often preceded her and despite her … Continue reading

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The George Tarry Award 2017

At the 2017 Annual General Meeting the President of the Daffodil Society Jackie Petherbridge presented Show secretary Gill Griffin with the George Tarry Award. Gill’s workload was doubled last year with the launch of the Daffodil Society late competition at … Continue reading

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Vic Coe Vice-President Presentation

Vic Coe was made a Vice President of The Daffodil Society in 2016 but unfortunately was not able to attend the annual dinner. for his presentation. We were delighted that he could join us for the Annual General Meeting on … Continue reading

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Congratulations!

Rae Beckwith has been honoured by the Royal Horticultural Society and presented with the Harlow Carr Award in recognition of his contribution to horticulture in the north of England. Rae is well known for his work with Britain in Bloom … Continue reading

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