McGredy's 1964

Showing frontage of main office at Woodside. On left is 'Uncle Walter'.  Sam's father died when Sam was a child, his uncle Walter Johnston managed the McGredy empire until Sam came of age.

To right of Uncle Walter is George Priestly, office manager, now residing in Australia.

A chilly January at McGredys nursery at Woodside.  Bet Sam does miss the lovely cold Irish snow!

Jack Johnston, the company mechanic for many years, he kept all the vehicles in tip top condition.


Sowing rose seed are from left to right:

Pat Judge, (hybridizer), George McNabb, (hybridizer), George Bain, (glasshouse foreman).

In one of the hybridising houses.

 Sam deep in thought, no doubt creating a new McGredy Rose.



Office Staff 1952

Jean McKerr, Helen Stewart, Eileen Mullholand, Pearl Cullen, Leslie McClatchy,

Betty McMullen, Pricilla Ellis, Jimmy Lappin, Lyla Hynes, Gladys Magee, Brenda Mullen.

Masie Prescott, Unknown, Eta hall, Miss Jones, Lilly Allen,

Dorothy Auld, Loretta Willis.