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Red Lion boarded up after the fire
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Red Lion boarded up after the fire

In just two hours early in the morning of 7th September 1978 much of the structure and contents of the Red Lion in Handcross were destroyed by a fire.
Eleven staff were in the building at the time and they all escaped with their lives although one barmaid had to receive treatment in hospital after she fled the building from a first floor window.
The building was soon made secure with boarding placed over the damaged windows and doors.
The Large Version shows another view of the Red Lion.
Select Open Document to view three pictures of the charred remains of the timber roof trusses, one of which seems to have collapsed at the rear of the building. The third picture shows the badly damaged roof of the extensions at the rear.

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Picture added on 15 October 2015 at 20:16
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