The Slaugham Archives


Welcome to the Slaugham, Handcross, Pease Pottage, Warninglid and Staplefield Archives

The collection contains 2031 pictures of the Slaugham Parish in Sussex which comprises Slaugham, Handcross, Pease Pottage, and Warninglid, and also those of an adjacent village, Staplefield.   

Many are images from a bygone age; some are images from present times. New images are always welcome.  Images can be viewed by YEAR, by ALBUM, by GROUP, or by VILLAGE, or you can use the simple SEARCH, or ADVANCED SEARCH.

If you want to check on new additions to the site since your last visit, use the LATEST ADDITIONS link above to see what has been added recently.

Many of the images can be viewed in a “Large Version” by clicking in the magnifying glass symbol.   Clicking on the image will further enlarge and reduce it.   The F11 button on the keyboard will enable the image to be viewed in “full-screen”.   Press the same key to exit. 

When viewing the pictures please leave your own comments using the form at the foot of each page.  You may know a face, a date or a story about the photograph.   In this way it is hoped to build up an extensive collection of information, reminiscences and anecdotes, and to make any corrections necessary.   There are 1269 comments on the site at present. 

You can upload your own images directly using the form further down the page.  You may find it easier to send me the photographs by email with appropriate comments.   Please scan in a fairly high resolution (at least 600 dpi) so that, if desirable, I can use the "large version" facility.   Please give the date of the picture; estimated if necessary.

If you have any suggestions, or you wish to upload a photograph or comment by email, please contact Barry Ray at

Latest Picture
Antique item found in Handcross

Further to the comment on picture #1221 this household item was dug up on a local estate and is now a prized possession, even if it was found in two pieces and had collected several chips! The inscription reads “A Present from Hand Cross”, and o...

2031 Pictures | 1269 Comments
Antique item found in Handcross
Latest Pictures
Thomas Caffyn flagon from Handcross Post OfficeThree tennis ladies of HandcrossHorse and cart in Horsham Road, HandcrossHandcross Motor Sports Club (2 of 2)Handcross Motor Sports Club (1 of 2)Albino peacock on the run in HandcrossAntiques Roadshow filming in Handcross (2 of 2)Antiques Roadshow filming in Handcross (1 of 2)Staplefield & Slaugham Horticultural Soc. (2 of 2)Staplefield & Slaugham Horticultural Soc. (1 of 2)William Doggett, basketmaker of Handcross (2 of 2)William Doggett, basketmaker of Handcross (1 of 2)Warninglid School 1954Warninglid School 1953Mid-Sussex District Council Elections 1983Handcross Fancy Dress party


The Hyde houseThe Hyde, HandcrossCarpenters Arms, SlaughamThe Grange, WarninglidStaplefield school around 1930High Beeches auction 1966 Lots 1 to 5Marbles Championship- Handcross Bulldogs (1 of 7) Scout team at Marbles Championship (9 of 12)Horse and wagon in Truggers, HandcrossHigh Beeches houseAerial view of Handcross High StreetAerial view of Handcross school