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Tom Bailey at Woodhurst Hospital
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Tom Bailey at Woodhurst Hospital

The picture is of Tom Bailey attired in appropriate clothing to fulfil his job as a handyman at Woodhurst Hospital, Pease Pottage. Tom lived at 1, Finches Cottages.
Around this time I lived for several years in a flat at Woodhurst with my parents, Doug and Constance Kennedy. My father was maintenance caretaker.
Picture added on 20 October 2018 at 12:50
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Tom (1900-1976) lived at 1, Finches Cottages, Pease Pottage with his brother, James “Jimmer” Bailey (1897-1982), and Jim’s wife, Ada Bailey (née Beet)(1911-1980).
Also living in the cottage was John Beet, presumably a relative of Ada.
I met Tom and Jim in 1971 when I first frequented The Fountain in Handcross.
If I remember correctly, Tom was a good darts player in the Fountain team, as was John Beet.
Added by David Pearce on 24 October 2018
Thank you for posting this picture. Tom was my great-uncle but I've never seen a picture of him before.
I remember my dad Percy Bailey talking about him with great fondess.
Added by Clare Bailey on 07 November 2018
Aw, that's lovely Claire, so pleased I did!
Added by Sally Kennedy on 09 November 2018
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