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Handcross Bulldogs marbles team (5 of 7)
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Handcross Bulldogs marbles team (5 of 7)

From 1952 onwards the established arena in Handcross for practising the art of playing marbles was in the Scout hut which was located in the Brighton Road just beyond the last house on the right. (See picture #1545).
Shortly before the 1953 marbles championships due to be held at Tinsley Green on Good Friday, members of the Handcross Bulldogs met in the hut for a press photograph. Two members of the village junior team, the 1st Slaugham Scouts, also turned up to add their support.
Standing, from the left: Tom Chamberlain, David Mitchell, Unknown, Unknown, Brian Scott.
Playing: Arthur Chamberlain, Bill Scott, Jim Longhurst, Bill Baigent, Ted Gasson, Unknown.
The team mascot was Winston, Horace Mill’s bulldog.
Please can anyone identify those not named?
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Standing, from the left 3rd in was my Dad, Gordon Baigent, Bill Baigent's son.
Added by Sue Ryan on 13 January 2018
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