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Rose & Oakley Cottages, High Street, Handcross
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Rose & Oakley Cottages, High Street, Handcross

The sun is setting on the eastern side of the High Street with not a soul to be seen. The railings outside Rose Cottages and Oakley Cottages have since been removed, presumably for the war effort. Of the 19 or so brick pillars only about half survive, and the other half have been reduced in size or removed over the years.
Picture added on 31 January 2012 at 17:13
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Roads - Handcross - High Street (South)
Railings of an authentic nature have been replaced at 3 Rose Cottages by Mr Neil Jarvis.
Added by Steve Latus on 27 August 2012
A huge concrete block was cast in the garden, just behind the double gates, in WW2 as a line of defence. Across the road there were concrete-lidded holes for explosives or tall steel bollards! The policeman lived 100 yards further on.
Added by Arthur Shopland on 22 September 2012
My grandmother moved into No. 3 in 1938 and lived there until the 1980s.
As a child born in the 1960s the best treat on a summer's day was to climb the stairs to the loft and view the very top of Balcombe viaduct in the haze in the distance.
I have many nice memories of 3 Rose Cottages, the High Street, etc.
When I look back I feel spoilt. You kind of pinch yourself recalling the nice memories and people of the time.

Added by Anon on 08 April 2015
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