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YGA00923.jpg
Metal tree label engraved 'Cedrus Deodora Pendula PRESENTED TO Mrs Sybil Spencer ON HER RETIREMENT AS CHAIRMAN OF ADEL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY 1962-1977' (7x10cm) Sybil lists this plant on page 64 of her Plant Record Book, to see this click here).Sybil…

YGA00939.pdf
Order of service for Sybil Spencer's funeral service at Adel Church

YGA00822.pdf
"A Record of Happy Days", Sybil's Diary 1952-1958 (inside some 1960s entries) written in a Basildon Bond notepaper pad

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Framed preparatory sketch for a portrait of Sybil Spencer by Nicole Milette

YGA00974.pdf
Transcript of tape 5 side 2 (YG10) starts with an article Sybil wrote for 'The Northern Gardener' about her herb garden, and is followed by various memories, mainly of Robin, and also of the family's dogs.

YGA00973.pdf
Transcript of tape 5 side1 (YG9) contains an assortment of items including entries from Fred's diary, a poem written by Fred for Robin, an entry Sybil wrote for 'The Northern Gardener' memories of her early days with Fred and letters written around…

YGA00972.pdf
Transcription of tape 4 side 2 (YG8), mainly consists of passages from Fred's diary.

YGA00971.pdf
Transcription of tape 4 side 1 (YG7) is a series of early memories and diary entries from the years before Fred died.

YGA00970.pdf
Transcription of tape 3 (YG5&6) contains various reminiscences about life at York Gate and about Robin

YGA00969.pdf
Transcription of Tape 2 side 2 (YG4) describes the further development of the garden by Robin and Sybil, the death of Robin in 1982, and how she continued to maintain and develop York Gate with the assistance of her gardener Brian Noble.
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