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333 Histon Road, Clive Vale Nursery

History of Clive Vale Nursery

Clive Vale nursery founded by William Dear in 1890s.


William Dear, 42, florist, b Chesterton

Sarah A, 41, b Swavesey

Annie M, 17, b Chesterton

Grace, 16, b Chesterton

James, 13, b Chesterton

Ada, 11, b Chesterton

Percy, 6, b Chesterton

Horace, 3, b Chesterton


William Dear, gardener and florist (Clive Vale Nurseries)


William Dear, gardener and florist


Percy died aged 22 during the war and after William’s death Horace took on running the business with help from his brother James.

Percy was an Air Mechanic 1st Class, HMS ‘President’, Royal Naval Air Service. Died 28/04/1917. Age 22. HMS President seems to have been used as an accounting base for the Admiralty.

See A Community Remembers: Histon Road p.76.


J P Dear & Co, nurserymen, Clive Vale nursery

Harold Stanford, Clive Vale Nursery

Daniel Leonard Marshall, Clive Vale Nursery



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