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Tribute to teacher at 60th Ilkley Flower and Vegetable Show
8:00am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in News
The 60th Ilkley Flower and Vegetable Show will pay tribute to a local teacher who inspired generations of gardeners – including celebrity Alan Titchmarsh, who was brought up in the town.
The show, at the Clarke Foley Centre on Saturday, is to honour All Saints teacher Harry Rhodes with a new trophy for young entrants.
Mr Rhodes, who died in 1992, is credited in Mr Titchmarsh’s memoirs with selling him his first plant, a potted cactus, at a school fair.
The flower show will be open for public viewing from 2pm.