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Handcross buyer and seller at livestock market
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Handcross buyer and seller at livestock market

Two prominent residents of Handcross feature in this story of Haywards Heath livestock market held on 13th December 1938.
From the text it is not clear if the photograph shows the actual steer sold to Handcross butcher, Mr Harry Field. Possibly not.
However, someone has added a cross to the cutting and I am wondering if anyone can name the person so indentified. It seems likely that he was from Handcross.
The highest price paid on the day was for a steer from Col. Giles Loder’s herd at High Beeches, Handcross, and purchased by Harry Field. According to the cutting the selling price worked out at £2 15s per cwt, the equivalent of 2½p per pound weight. Seems like a fair price!
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Picture added on 26 April 2017 at 18:19
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The man under the cross looks like George Tester, Jnr. (1866-1943)
Added by Rex Tester on 30 April 2017
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