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Hybridizer Geoffrey Langton Pilkington (1885-

Liverpool, England

1939 checklist gives: "Lower Lee, Woolton, Liverpool, England, Glass manufacturer, Amateur gardener, Iris breeder. Serverd in the Royal Air Force during War 1914-1916, later Pilot instructor in England. Pesident, The Iris Society (Eng.) 1925,1926, 1937, 1938, 1939, Vice President, 1931, Treasurer 1925. Has written many Iris articles and raised many fine new varieties, among them 'Sahara' (Dykes Medal)." recipient of Foster Memorial Plaque 1929, Victoria Medal of Honour

Registrations/Introductions:

Intermediate Bearded: 'Gold Coast'.

Tall Bearded: 'Aden', 'Africa', 'Antigua', 'Australia', 'Blue Nile', 'Burmah', 'Canada', 'Coastal Command', 'Falklands', 'Gibralter', 'Grey Lady', 'Helvellyn', 'India', 'Jamaica', 'Kenya', 'Khartoum', 'Lagos', 'Malta', 'Manitoba', Mauritius', 'Melbourne', 'Natal', 'Ontario', 'Peridot', 'Pretoria', 'Rhodesia', 'Sahara', 'Sierra Leone', 'Skiddaw', 'St. Helena', 'St. Lucia', 'St. Vincent', 'Swaziland', 'Tobago', 'Trinidad', 'Uganda'.

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Topic revision: r9 - 14 Oct 2015, Betsy881
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