Business partners reunited at event 75 years after their first meeting

Jeffrey Bernhard and Brian Crosby were reunited at Peter Seabrook's recent 60th anniversary event, 75 years after they first met.

Reunited: Bernhard and Crosby - image: ©Roger Crump
Reunited: Bernhard and Crosby - image: ©Roger Crump

Lancashire-based Crosby's Nurseries owner Brian Crosby said: "I was about seven or eight when he came to work for my father, who started the business in 1939. Jeffrey left in 1948 and went to Rugby because he had a contract with the council to cut the grass verges. It's a piece of history for our business. When I saw him at Peter Seabrook's 60th anniversary event he reminded me that I was about 3ft 6in when we first met."

Crosby said 2014 was the best year the business has ever had, helped by a spring and autumn pansy and viola contract with Wyevale Garden Centres as well as a drier growing season.


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