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Barry Ray Year: 1950 Villages: HandcrossGardener at the Hyde, Handcross
This undated, tiny photograph is of the Hyde house and not of good quality. However, it was not until a closer inspection revealed a man, presumably one of the gardeners, with what seems to be a huge reel of hose pipe.
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In the course of conducting research for one of his books, my father, Roger Ray, approached Michael Warren who lived in Barcombe, East Sussex with his wife, Gillian, and their family.
Michael’s reply was very comprehensive and I am hoping he would not have minded me reproducing it here in full. It is well worth reading and can be viewed by selecting Open Document.
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Picture added on 28 June 2016 at 17:20
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