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Hilary Peters

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Peters took our a lease on the derelict wharf and a house on Ballast Quay in 1963. Here she created a communal riverside garden from which grew a landscape business, Union Wharf Nursery Garden. Projects included: gardens at St. Katherine's Wharf and the founding of the Surrey Docks Farm, about which she wrote a book: Docklandscape, 1979.

Information from our Picture source: Ballast Quay and London Gardens Trust.

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Hilary Peters

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Foot-and-mouth epidemic - original memorial

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