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Charabancs at Black Swan, Pease Pottage
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Charabancs at Black Swan, Pease Pottage

On a summer’s day at the weekend, hundreds of vehicles would leave London for a day at the seaside. Some of these were charabancs heading for Brighton, and on their return many would stop at the Black Swan in Pease Pottage to allow the passengers to enjoy a few drinks in the pub, or buy flowers, seafood, or fruit from the many stalls located nearby.
Most popular with the day-trippers were the flower sellers, some 30 in total, and a group photograph can be seen on picture #186.
In this picture the weather was sunny and pleasant and all the charabancs had their hoods folded down at the rear.
Most noticeable, however, is the rubbish thrown down by passengers and this, prompted by complaints from local residents, led to angry correspondence between the parish council and the pub’s owner, King and Barnes.
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