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The Half Moon, Hoggs Hill
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The Half Moon, Hoggs Hill

It was not until the 1950s that a large proportion of rural land in the northern part of the Slaugham Parish was transferred to Crawley to enable the town to expand into what we now call Tilgate and Southgate. Until that time, the northern boundary of the parish was just beyond Hoggs Hill, where the New Moon pub (formerly called the Half Moon) is located.
This picture of the Half Moon is not that clear but shows a horse-drawn wagon laden with, presumably, some agricultural produce parked on the A23, the main London to Brighton road as it was then.
Following extensive refurbishment costing £250,000 the old pub reopened at the end of August 2014, promoting itself as a sports bar with about eight large television screens showing sporting events.
The Large Version shows a picture of the New Moon soon after it reopened.
Compared to the main photograph, the tiny extension on the south side of the building had been greatly enlarged many years earlier.

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Picture added on 30 September 2014 at 20:10
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