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YGA02083.pdf
A document is based on Sybil Spencer’s notes for a talk “The story of York Gate Oct. 1970”.
Appropriately dated pictures from this archive have been added to give an impression of what her talk might have been like.

YGA02082.jpg
Sybil Spencer walking (with a stick) past the front window of York Gate House

YGA02081.jpg
A portrait of Sybil Spencer, seated in the garden at York Gate

YGA02080.jpg
A Postcard from the National Gardens Scheme showing the original Sybil's Garden. Ornate bronze Chinese vase, containing a cordyline, in a central paved area surrounded by raised flower beds. Seat designed by Sybil behind.

YGA01996.pdf
Transcript of a recorded interview with Julia Davies who worked as Robin’s secretary for 30 years;. She was Robin’s close friend, attended dinner parties, and helped with events.

YGA01995.pdf
Transcript of a recorded interview with John Whitaker who has frequently photographed the garden.

YGA01994.pdf
Transcript of a recorded interview with Joan Cunliffe. She used to see Sybil in Church and was part of the Church Ladies’ Group which Sybil attended as a speaker.

YGA01993.pdf
Transcript of a recorded interview with Margaret Wildig, a straw craft expert who undertook craft work alongside Sybil, and introduced Sybil to the root house thatcher.

YGA01992.pdf
Transcript of a recorded interview with Jack Jowett, a business acquaintance of Fred and Robin

YGA01990.pdf
Transcript of a recorded interview with Dr Layinka M Swinburne who visited York Gate to buy duck eggs; became friendly with Sybil and gave her plants from her own garden.
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