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Shirley Hibberd - book cover 


Book Launch
30th Oct. 2012

Shirley Hibberd book launch - book displayA very successful launch was held at The Tea Rooms, with a large number of people attending. Following Anne's short talk about Shirley Hibberd's links with Stoke Newington, everyone enjoyed the 'Victorian-themed' snacks that were laid on.

Shirley Hibberd book launch - Anne speaking

Shirley Hibberd book launch - cake1The cake was a highlight and was created using a facsimile of the book cover.


Shirley Hibberd book launch - Anthony, Anne and TimTwo prominent people attending were Tim Rumball, the editor of Amateur Gardening, and Anthony Warwick-Ching, a direct descendant of Shirley Hibberd's – his great-grandson.

Tim kindly wrote the humorous and thought-provoking foreword to Anne's book. To those who don't know (read the book?!) Shirley Hibberd was the very first editor of Amateur Gardening in 1884. With Tim as the current editor it was very pleasant to close a 128-year circle.

Shirley Hibberd book launch - crowdAnthony related some interesting stories about his memories and kindly gave Anne his findings, which will no doubt aid her further research.




Anne Wilkinson's new book on Shirley Hibberd successfully launched in Stoke Newington.


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