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Handcross School pupils walk to church
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Handcross School pupils walk to church

This is another picture showing the school centenary procession passing Archie Quick’s garage on its way to the church.
Just in front of infants’ teacher, Mrs Harrison in the grey dress, is Darren Ray, the only child refusing to hold his partner’s hand. I was very proud of him that day as I told him on his first day at school to beware of girls who wanted to hold your hand!
Behind Mrs Harrison is Alison Ray dutifully holding the hand of her mother, Josie Ray, on one side and a small boy on the other.
Mr Quick’s prices for putting a “tiger in your tank” were 78p, 79p, and 80p per gallon for the three fuel products served from the old pump (see picture #120), the equivalent of 17p per litre.
Following the day of celebrations, Win Greenfield, who had been associated with the school for much of her life, sent a thank you letter to the headmistress, Miss Stenning, and added “The most moving to me was (seeing) all the children walking through the village to church in costume on 30th June.”
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Picture added on 02 April 2015 at 21:20
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I am just behind in the green dress, Nicola Miles.
I remember the day very well.
Added by Nicola Searle (née Miles) on 12 November 2017
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