The Slaugham Archive
Barry Ray Year: 1935 Villages: HandcrossFire and burglary and Handcross Park
One more aerial picture of the fire at Handcross Park on 24th May 1935 has turned up. This one is from the Daily Sketch.
Note the water tower on the right which is far enough away from the house to avoid being damaged.
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Select Open Document to view a newspaper report on the burglary of several items of silverware taken from Handcross Park during the night.
There is no mention of a date, but the local policeman who attended the crime scene was PC Bertie King who served until 1932. He lived in Redgate Cottages in the High Street until moving into the newly-constructed police house in 1927.
At that time, Handcross Park was the home of Mrs Lily Warren, mother of Col. J. Raymond Warren. She was widowed in 1915 and passed away in 1946.
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Picture added on 15 September 2018 at 16:35
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