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Handcross Women's Institute in fancy dress
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Handcross Women's Institute in fancy dress

To add some gaiety to their regular afternoon meeting on 17th June 1935 many of the members of the Handcross Women’s Institute arrived in fancy dress.
The event was scheduled to take place in the Recreation Ground but bad weather forced them to use their regular venue, the Parish Hall.
On the left is the WI President, Mrs Eveline Warren, disguised as an old “Balloon Woman”.
With assistance from Mary Habershon (née Warren), it has been possible to suggest that the lady on the left in the back row may be Mrs Ethel Jeffery from Slaugham, and on the right, also with balloons, is perhaps Mrs Hepsy Brown.
Please can anyone add more names.
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Comments:
The balloon lady on the right is Mrs Hephzibah Doggett, my grandmother and Hepsy Brown's mother.
Added by Linda Knight (née Brown) on 09 January 2017
My father, Peter Brown, has the same photograph in our family album, and also a newspaper article of the event.
The newspaper cutting can be seen by selecting Open Document.
Added by Linda Knight (née Brown) on 10 January 2018
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