Station Road

Here is a very nice postcard photograph of Station Road dating to some time in the thirties.

Station Road, Cippenham

It has been digitally processed by us to increase the detail as much as possible. Click on the image to see it at full resolution.

The word ROSES can be seen on a hut on the far left. This is probably the plant nursery of George Lilley. Lilley was previously a foreman for Charles Turner the “King of Rose Growers”, when he raised the Lady Curzon, a very beautiful single rose. He branched-out on his own and developed the Marcia Stanhope variety in 1922, after which Stanhope Road is named. This rose was described as a beautiful white flower with a delicious musk perfume. It won gold medal from the National Rose Society.

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