John Pulford, was named after a Cheshire Police Officer. He was an avid fuchsia grower. Unfortunately he died tragically on duty and his wife on learning of my interest in breeding fuchsias, contacted me and asked if I would name a new variety after her husband Tom. She insisted on paying me for my work. The following year I had a suitable batch of seedling and she came and choose one. We gave her a basket in full bloom for several years until she died.