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Outside Chodds, Handcross High Street
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Outside Chodds, Handcross High Street

The card was posted in 1983, but I suspect that the photograph was taken several years earlier.
The pollarded trees on the left are outside Chodds and between the last two trees can be glimpsed a couple of milk churns awaiting collection. Reference to these was made in the description of picture #398.
With six indistinct letters on the black car’s boot, I suspect that it is a 1950s Ford Anglia 100E. The car on the right “AHO 491C” has, I think, seven letters on the bonnet. Perhaps someone will be able to identify the make and model.
Picture added on 01 October 2012 at 19:30
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Roads - Handcross - High Street (North)
Thanks to a greatly-enlarged photo of the mystery vehicle on the right it as just possible to make out that the name on the bonnet comprised eight letters and probably started with a “W”.
I would like to say that it was superior police training in tracing a suspect vehicle that solved the mystery, but in fact a simple five-minute search on the internet identified it as a Wartburg 311. This was manufactured in East Germany between 1956 and 1965 and only 550 examples of this were sold in the UK despite this two-tone luxury version being the same price as a basic mini.

Added by David Pearce on 07 October 2012
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