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Slaugham wins Best Kept Village competition
The Slaugham Archive
Slaugham wins Best Kept Village competition

In July 1959 the Slaugham Parish Council met at the Old School, Slaugham and heard from the Clerk that the village had won the Best Kept Village competition, overcoming competition from eleven other villages.
Their prize was a wrought iron litter bin, in a competition sponsored by the East Grinstead Courier. It was decided to celebrate the success in Slaugham and at short notice a ceremony took place on a sunny evening with music and dancing in the street. The photograph shows Morris dancing accompanied by a fiddler.
It’s not often that you see clean-shaven Morris men!
The Large Version shows a country dance taking place in the street. Almost certainly, such celebration would have been organised by local man, Mr Nash, an expert in folk songs and country dancing.
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Picture added on 08 August 2014 at 14:18
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Fetes and social events
My mother, Rose Stewart, is facing the camera immediately to the left of the lady's head in the foreground.
In the Large Version, which is a different picture, she is sitting by the No Through Road sign. I am standing right behind it!
Added by John Stewart on 29 December 2017
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