My Father met my mother when he was working at Knight’s Nursery in Hailsham. He drove all over East Sussex delivering fruit vegetables and garden produce. Knight’s Nursery actually once invented a new fruit called the Hailshamberry!
It was first grown in 1911 and was a large, almost ever-green bush with large leaves which protected the fruit – a profusion of red berries which were a cross between a blackberry and a raspberry. According to the advertising, the new fruit ’caused a sensation’ when it was exhibited at the Festival of Empire Great Fruit Show held at Crystal Palace.
They seem to have been popular until the 1940s – are they still about?