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Handcross school in 1903
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Handcross school in 1903

A wonderfully-clear photograph of about 1903 shows teacher, Miss Dolly Pay, with a group of 39 well-dressed pupils of Handcross school.
Their footwear was certainly more sturdy than that worn by today’s youngsters; no trainers then!
My grandfather, Thomas Silas Dudley, later to be a blacksmith operating from Tilgate Forest Row, Pease Pottage, is in the back row, the fourth boy from the left.
His brother, William “Bill” Dudley, later to run Woodhurst Farm, Pease Pottage, is next to him, third boy from the left.
Please, can any anyone give names to the others?
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Picture added on 27 June 2014 at 08:54
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I am wondering what the No. Vl means on the sign being held in the front row.
Added by Janice McDonald on 07 December 2014
I can only assume that they are letters from the Roman alphabet and that VI indicates that you are looking at Class 6.
Added by Barry Ray on 08 December 2014
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