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Conservative Assoc. fete at Handcross (9 of 14)
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Conservative Assoc. fete at Handcross (9 of 14)

The local Conservative Association held a fete at Truckers Hatch next to the southern entrance of the Hyde estate in Handcross.
One of the highlights was the winning of a live pig by a schoolboy from Cottesmore School in Pease Pottage. He was offered £2 in place of the pig but he refused the offer, insisting that he was going to look after it at the boarding school.
There was a balloon race and Joe Ray, father of Carol, Sara and Jane, decided to use unfair tactics to charm his balloon to win the race. Needless to say, he failed!
The Large Version shows the complete newspaper cutting of the fete.
On 26th July 1952 the Slaugham and Staplefield Horticultural Society held their annual show. The programme does not name the location but I assume it took place in the Recreation Ground in Handcross.
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Lady Isobel Dundas from Slaugham presented the prizes to the winners.
I have been pondering quite what the “Mixed Sack Race” was. If two people climbed into the sack, surely they would require enormous coordination to jump forward at the same time!

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That's my Dad! He was a bit of a joker!
Added by Carol Viner (née Ray) on 17 March 2019
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