Words by Jessica Peace

The War of the Roses, won by Henry Tudor who defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth and marked the end of the middle ages... But do you swing a red bud for Lancashire or white for Yorkshire?...

Was your house a Roses or a Quality street? Cadbury brought out ‘ROSES’ in 1938 and they’ve been passed over knees in sitting rooms ever since.

In 1976 punk rockers The Damned told us, ‘I got a new rose… there’s a new rose in town…’

This was the first single released by a british punk band.

Child of the nineties? Remember turning that key in your Clarks’ ‘Magic Step Shoes’? You might have found a rose...

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