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A puncture on Staplefield Common
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A puncture on Staplefield Common

A gentleman with the bicycle has a puncture but it is a nice sunny day for running repairs. Beyond the white milepost (London 35 – Brighton 17) one can just make out the village pond which was filled in sometime soon after the Second World War. It was at that time, no doubt, that the road leading to the church was straightened thereby removing the curves. It is now hard to believe that the main London to Brighton road ran through the village as indicated by the signpost which shows Crawley and London to the left, and Cuckfield and Brighton to the right. The present sign shows Handcross and Crawley to the left, and Cuckfield and Haywards Heath to the right. The present Bolney and Hickstead road between Handcross and Pyecombe was opened in 1813.
Picture added on 23 June 2012 at 09:45
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