Charlie Yeates' Girls - The Wildflower Archive

A Flower A Day

In 1946 Charlies Yeates tasked his eldest daughters, Jennifer and Gillian, to collect a new wildflower to be catalogued and pressed each day. Tessa was too young to be involved in the mission.

The Yeates Wildflower Archive

A substantial collection of wildflowers grew; all beautifully identified and dated by Charlie Yeates himself. A snapshot of nature in post war England is held in the extensive collection of pressed flowers still treasured by his daughters to this day.

Recognition in Print – Nature Feature, Daily Mirror

Excerpt from Out of Doors, John Armitage.

Read in full below:

A Brighton reader has sent me for inspection part of his collection of over 300 flowering plants, all carefully preserved, artistically mounted and correctly named.

The accompanying letter from John Armitage, Nature Feature Daily Mirror, is dated December 28th 1946

Great Mullien, Novington 29.06.1946
Yeates Family
Blue Flower Hadshrove 01.08.1946
Yeates Family
Sun Spurge
Yeates Family
Nature Feature Daily Mirror
John Armitage
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John Armitage
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John Armitage
Charlie Yeates at the gate
Yeates Family

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