The Slaugham Archives

High Street, Handcross
The Slaugham Archive
High Street, Handcross

With so little traffic to worry about, Tom Wadey and John Tomsett saunter along ignoring the footpaths. The railings on the roof of the building beyond the old garage were removed in the early 1930s and I was always told that it was part of the war effort. I assumed that this meant that they were removed during the war, but I note that they had already been taken away before the coronation celebrations in May 1937. See picture #127.
The Post Office was being run by David Tulley and Mr Quick had yet to install his petrol pump. There are few people around, just a lady in white with a very young girl, a lady outside the newsagent’s shop, and a small girl outside Chodds farmhouse. The ornamental gate with lantern atop at the entrance to the Baptist church is impressive.
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