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Stagecoach arrives at the Red Lion, Handcross
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Stagecoach arrives at the Red Lion, Handcross

This overhead photograph appeared in a newspaper and is of poor quality (see comment below) but shows the Red Rover stagecoach pulling out of the Red Lion in Handcross on the next lap of its London to Brighton run.
The early photographers largely ignored the eastern side of the High Street and it is therefore interesting to get a glimpse of Walter Shearlock’s shop through the branches of the tree on the right. Just beyond is the notice board of the now-demolished Methodist church.
A policeman has turned up to stop the traffic, consisting of just two cars!
The Large Version shows a close up.
Click on Open Document for a newspaper cutting reporting on two old-timers who turned up watch the stagecoach arriving, and another giving more details of the run.

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Picture added on 16 February 2014 at 11:39
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Comments:
With thanks to Jennie Pettit I now have a good quality copy of the above photograph and I shall immediately upload it to replace the inferior one taken from the newpaper cutting.
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Outside of Roberts House with its white-painted wall are three generations of Jennie’s family being Mrs Mabel Field, Mrs Betty Hood and Jennie in the push chair.

Added by Barry Ray on 15 November 2018
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