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