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Ist Slaugham Cubs from Handcross (3 of 5)
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Ist Slaugham Cubs from Handcross (3 of 5)

There are no details attached to this photograph of Cubs from the Ist Slaugham Pack based in Handcross, but I am fairly confident that it has no connection to the Minstrels tradition.
There used to be a well-known nursery rhyme called “Ten Little Indians”, often sung to a catchy tune. However, there was a common variant to the lyrics which replaced Indians with Nigger Boys. Time has changed attitudes, and, quite rightly, such practices would be considered abhorrent and unacceptable today.
It is difficult to identify the Cubs due to the copious amounts of black boot polish, or the more traditional burnt cork.
Perhaps that is Andy Sargent on the extreme left, Dennis Johnson 6th, Bob Mills 8th, and Andrew Wickham 10th. Please can anyone add more names, or correct my suggestions?
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Picture added on 07 December 2016 at 15:10
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I am quite confident that I can name the boy second from the left as Richard Beet.
Added by Andrew Wickham on 03 July 2017
Another possibility! In 7th place could be Derek James from Truggers.
Added by Andrew Wickham on 14 July 2017
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