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The Frank Carter Memorial Plate

Alan Garner presenting the Frank Carter Memorial Plate to Terry Price in the presence of President of the Goostrey Gooseberry Society, Tom McCartney, and the Chairman, Peter Goode

Alan Garner presenting the Frank Carter Memorial Plate to Terry Price in the presence of President of the Goostrey Gooseberry Society, Tom McCartney, and the Chairman, Peter Goode

November 2008

As a part of making public its research into the history of Blackden and the surrounding area, The Blackden Trust has also instituted the Frank Carter Memorial Archive, which will be kept in The Old Medicine House, the home of The Blackden Trust. It will contain artefacts and copies of the archives of the Cheshire Gooseberry Societies.  The collection will be open to the public.

The Frank Carter Memorial Plate

The Frank Carter Memorial Plate

Frank, a legend among gooseberry growers, was born in Toad Hall and lived all his life in Blackden.  He developed seventeen new cultivars; all grown from seed on Blackden soil.

The Trust hopes to develop a living archive by growing a specimen of each of the seventeen gooseberry cultivars developed by Frank Carter.  Some of these may be hard to find, as some of Frank's earlier cultivars were superseded by his later ones, which are still winning shows.  The Trust is very grateful to local gooseberry growers for the promise of the donation of named trees to this commemorative collection.  These gifts will be acknowledged in the archive.

 

Printed on: 18 Dec 2018

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