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Stagecoach at the Red Lion, Handcross
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Stagecoach at the Red Lion, Handcross

The picture is not that clear but it captures a scene from over a hundred years ago when stagecoaches called regularly at the Red Lion in Handcross on the route between London and Brighton.
The building with the signs and pigeon loft was the Red Lion stables but was demolished long ago to provide parking for a new form of transport, the motor car. The house to the right is Roberts House, which still stands with its gable end fully exposed.
A close up of the coach and its well-dressed occupants with their wonderful hats can be seen on the Large Version.
Some years ago my father, Roger Ray, wrote a short history of the Red Lion for the Parish Magazine. Select Open Document to view the finished item typed up on his ancient and noisy typewriter.

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Picture added on 10 October 2015 at 20:54
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