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Bus and rail services for Handcross (2 of 2)
The Slaugham Archive
Bus and rail services for Handcross (2 of 2)

This is a single-sheet flyer promoting a daily bus service between Handcross and Crawley operated by Stanley Charles Ball, landlord of the Red Lion in Handcross.
Stanley and his wife, Amy, had moved to the Red Lion from the Royal Oak in Crawley Down where they were living when the 1901 census was held. Their son, Percival, was born in Handcross in early 1903 which suggests they moved to Handcross in 1901/02.
The flyer offers livery and bait and perhaps this indicates that the mode of transport for the journey to Crawley was horse-drawn and not motorised. “Livery” is effectively full board for a horse charged on a daily or weekly basis, and “bait” would be simply food and water for a horse on a journey.
The term “job master” indicates that a horse, perhaps with a carriage, could be leased on an hourly or daily basis.
The Large Version shows a flyer from 1960 promoting mid-week shopping excursions by rail to London from numerous stations including Crawley and Three Bridges
Select Open Document to view three documents. The first is a copy of the 1911 Census showing the occupants of the Red Lion. The next shows the 1975 faretable in pence for the 475 bus service connecting Handcross, Pease Pottage and Crawley. I was pleased to see that even dogs could purchase the Rover Tickets!
The third shows the faretables for the local Crawley buses in 1975.

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Picture added on 25 June 2019 at 12:05
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