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Maypole dancing at Handcross School celebrations
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Maypole dancing at Handcross School celebrations

To celebrate Handcross School’s centenary in 1978, there were extensive activities in the playground and classrooms throughout the day. It seems that the maypole dancing had just finished and the ribbons needed some untangling!
From the left I can spot Samantha Gordon in a blue dress with a white smock and bonnet, headmistress, Miss Roslyn Stenning, holding the ribbons, Miss Morgan in the black dress, Joe Ray in the grey suit in front of the gable end, and Fred Sired on the extreme right.
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Picture added on 02 April 2015 at 21:18
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Comments:
Great photo. I think I am talking to Darren Ray, and Matthew Petch is bending over next to Jane Turville(?) who is tying her shoelaces.
In the background with a pram is Mr Beet.

(Sam, it looks a bit like Darren talking to you, but on that day he was dressed as a grubby chimney sweep's boy as seen in the video at picture #771. Barry Ray)
Added by Sam Butler on 07 April 2015
That's me on the left in the green clothes, Dad's cap, and a black tie.

Added by Anthony Shopland on 11 April 2015
In the background talking to Mr Beet, is Mr Bob Mellish.
Added by Barbara Mellish (née Kinnard) on 12 April 2015
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