Charles Walter Gregory (1908 - October 22, 1980)
See also Gregory's Roses nursery.
[From The Ultimate Rose Book
, by Stirling Macoboy, 1993, p. 166:] It is not often that a raiser puts out two roses from the same parentage in the same year, but that is what Walter Gregory did in 1965, with 'Pink Perpetue' and 'Etude'.
[From GC & HTJ
, Vol. 196, 1984, p. 148:] At the age of eight, Charles Gregory left hometo start work on a rose nursery. In due course, he established himself as one of the leading rose breeders of the century; a name continued by his son Walter, who gave us roses such as 'Wendy Cussons', 'Pink Perpetue', 'Living Fire' and 'Summer Holiday', and his grandson, Tony,...
[From The Rose Annual
, 1981, p. 166:] Obituary. Charles Walter Gregory, DFM. During the night of 21-22 October Walter Gregory died peacefully in his sleep, having spent a normal day around his nursery and his home, with the normal plans and arrangements for tomorrow. He was 72 years old, having been born in 1908, and in those years he had done much to make his family's name highly respected...He lived in Chilwell, just west of Nottingham.
[From GC & HTJ
, Vol. 188, p. 57:] Mr. Charles Gregory, the first rose grower to produce a coloured catalogue listing his rose stock, has died. He was 72. Charles Walter Gregory was the son of the founder of the firm of C. Gregory and son of Stapleford...He developed the rose garden at Stapleford into the largest in England and was soon selling more than a million rose bushes per year. A council member of the Royal National Rose Society...1973 The Rose Annual, UK
p80. Nigel Raban. The Men Behind the New Roses. C. W. Gregory. [and photo]