The Rose Grower, by Attacco Decente

‘The Rose Grower’ is about Hilda Murrell, a professional rose grower, who was also an anti-nuclear campaigner.  She was murdered in March 1984.  It is one of the few songs banned from receiving airplay in the UK.  

Hilda Murrell was the aunt of Robert Green, a former Naval Intelligence officer who reportedly was one of only a few people who knew about the details of the sinking of the Argentinian ship, General Belgrano, during the 1982 Falklands (UK – Argenina) conflict.  The song tells the story of Hilda Murrell’s murder. The song is also an expression of love, respect, admiration and solidarity.  The song was released in 1988 on the album ‘The Baby Within us Marches on’ by Attacco Decente.

On March 18th 2012, The Guardian newspaper reported that Michael Mansfiled QC demanded a fresh police inquiry to establish what the British intelligence services knew about the murder:……

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