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Scouts parade in Handcross High Street
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Scouts parade in Handcross High Street

No details are available for this photograph of a Scottish pipe band and Handcross Scouts with various others in fancy dress parading in Handcross High Street.
Usually the scout movement celebrates St George’s Day with a march to the church to hold a service, but with the Scottish band and those in fancy dress I would suggest that their destination is the Recreation Ground for a fete or similar.
With grateful thanks to Rex Ray, Bill Stockton, Ron Cosens and Tom Chamberlain many of those pictured have been identified as follows.
Nearest column:
Dennis Foord-Brown - Blowing bugle
David Mitchell – 1st scout
Ian Hardern – 2nd scout
Jim Brown – 4th scout
Eric Smith – 1st cub
Ronald “Chubber” Newman - 2nd cub
Margaret Jakes or Rita Bosley – behind last cub
Middle column:
Brian Scott (hidden?) - 1st scout
John Vigar – 2nd scout
Roy Lane – 3rd scout
Ralph Bosley – 1st cub
Ron Cosens – 4th cub
Sheila Duncan (Asst. cub leader) after last cub
Mrs Dorothy Streeter – In black dress following Sheila. 4 Chodds Cottages.
Farthest column:
Rex Ray – 1st scout
Tom Chamberlain – 2nd scout
Michael Lane – 2rd scout
Brian Streeter – 1st cub
Jim Biggs – 2nd cub
Sid Sargent – Walking beside the cubs, but in jacket and tie. However, scout records of 1948 show cubmaster as Albert Bushrod, The Lodge, Colwood, Warninglid. Perhaps it is him.
On pavement:
Ted Cosens – Hands in pockets, with pipe and hat.
Mrs Florence Jenner – on Ted’s left, outside her house, 3 Batchelors Buildings
Raymond Trickey - In front of middle window of Batchelors Buildings.
Mrs Marjory Trickey - To the left of Raymond.
Tony Cosens - Beyond Mrs Trickey.
Lizzie Cheeseman or Daphne Dengate – Smartly dressed under “Clothes – Shoes” sign.
Reginald Leppard – At rear of parked car, turning round
Brenda Rowe – Standing on edge of pavement with hands in pockets of fawn coat.
Mrs Elsie Cosens – Behind Brenda with back against the window.
Edie Mitchell – Elsie’s sister, standing to left of her.
Mrs Norah Housby – Under first awning, behind lady with white domed hat
Mrs Lily Jakes – Standing under the nearest corner of the shallow-pitched shop canopy, looking at camera.
shop canopy, looking at camera.
Please can anyone add more names or correct any of those above.
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Picture added on 25 February 2018 at 12:21
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Fetes and social events
The parade would have been going to the Recreation Ground for the British Legion fete. The band was the Royal Scots Band. I remember them playing Scotland the Brave, which has been one of my favourite tunes every since.
The band in front of them was the District Scout Band trained by Mr. Lavender. Gerald Cosens was in the band, but not in this photograph.
The photograph would have been taken by Charlie Jenner.
Here are some more names of those pictured.

(Tom, I have added the names to the main text above. Barry Ray)
Added by Tom Chamberlain on 28 February 2018
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