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Red Lion, Handcross with people and postman
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Red Lion, Handcross with people and postman

About ten men are hanging around outside the Red Lion in Handcross, perhaps waiting for the pub to open!
In the foreground is a postman with his peaked hat riding a delivery bicycle. He has stopped in the middle of the road to have his picture taken, but it would not be advisable to do that with today’s traffic!
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Picture added on 11 October 2015 at 11:27
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Pubs - Handcross
Comments:
With many thanks to Jennie Pettit, a better copy of this photograph of the Red Lion has replaced the original.
On the extreme left is a glimpse of David Hoadley's shop (picture #98) which, according to the sign, sold ales and stouts brewed by Ind Coope which was based in both Romford and Burton-on-Trent.
On the extreme right is the old stable block which was pulled down when motor transport replaced the horses. Fixed to the building is a dovecote for either doves or pigeons. Could the Red Lion have served up squabs, young plump pigeons taken from the nest a few weeks after hatching?
The former ostler's cottage on the right of the pub has a sign on the roof. It is partly hidden by foliage, but seems to say "Cycle ***or Depot". Supplying services to the cyclists was certainly big business in those days.

Added by Barry Ray on 19 April 2017
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