In 1986 I had attended the National Bonsai Exhibition in Bristol and saw this cascade hawthorn exhibited by Dan Barton.
I decided that it was what I wanted to copy for this tree, but with my level of knowledge of bonsai in those days it was rather an ambitious project, but it gave me something to aim for.
This photo of Dan's tree was taken at the exhibition in 1986 and has been scanned from "The Bonsai Book" by Dan Barton. This book also shows the history of this tree from a seedling.
Check here to see how this tree has improved over the years. The photo was taken May 2005.