"The fluttering testimonials which he has received... will be sufficient to ensure... a large and liberal patronage."
August 6, 1847
On this day, Edward Kemp, the landscape gardener and architect at Birkenhead, placed an ad in the Liverpool Mercury.
Edward offered his services as a gardener.
[Edward Kemp] begs to offer his services to the Noblemen and Gentlemen in the vicinity of Birkenhead and Liverpool…
The fluttering testimonials which he has received from numberless visitors to the Birkenhead park, induce him to believe that a simple reference to the past and present condition of the park …. will be sufficient to ensure for him a large and liberal patronage.
Edward became a leading Victorian landscape gardener. He served as the Birkenhead Park Superintendent for four decades.