Wednesday, 3 October 2018

A Rose For Nadja on the 84th Anniversary Of Her Death

At 10.20 am on this very day – Wednesday 3rd October - 84 years ago, Nadja was killed when her car left the road and crashed down a 40 foot embankment near Henley.

She had been staying at Pilgrim Cottage – country home of writer and poet Cecil Roberts – taking a well earned break from London society life – and was just setting off on her journey back to the big smoke. 

It is said that the malmaison rose was Nadja’s favourite flower.
We planted this rose plant in her memory and, in the run up to the anniversary of her death, it has bloomed with these beautiful flowers.