Jobs were hard to find after the war. When Reg returned from his war service, he was unable to get back his old job as a nurseryman so he turned to gardening privately.

Over time, more and more of the Henfield nurseries and market gardens were sold for housing development.

Ironically, it was Reg’s rose gardening skills that eventually helped him to get a job as a postman – for 31½ years!

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