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MOORE, Peter James Matthes

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MOORE, Peter James Matthes
Peter died in 2017 at the age of 86. Peter leaves his wife Elizabeth, his son Nicholas and daughter Fenella, and four much loved grandchildren. His wife, Elizabeth writes:

Peter joined Tonbridge School in 1943 from Yardley Court School. He spent the year before coming to Tonbridge being treated at home in a chalet in the garden for Pulmonary Tuberculosis. It is a testimonial to both Peter and his treatment that he ran for the school’s cross country team. He gained a place at Seale Hayne Agricultural College where apart from getting a degree in agriculture, he enjoyed playing for their 1st XV for five years.

He built up a herd of Jersey cows at Hambleton Hall farm in Rutland, but only sadly to see the herd wiped out by Johne’s disease.
In complete contrast he joined the family firm of printers in the City of London between Barts and St Pauls. His hobby during this time was collecting cyclamen seed from Greece and the Greek islands. Cultivating cyclamen became an all driving hobby. He made a study of their genetic makeup and was the first in the world to cultivate many new hybrid species. Hobby took over from his newly discovered species from the western Mediterranean. He became the Chairman, and in due course President of the Cyclamen Society.

(WH 45-49)

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