The Slaugham Archives

Outside Chodds, Handcross High Street
The Slaugham Archive
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
This picture is in the following groups
Roads - Handcross - High Street (North)
Comments:
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
Please add your comments about this picture using the form below.

Comments


Your Name


Your email address - this will be shown on the page and will allow the system to notify you of further comments added to this picture.




Handcross

Stagecoach at the Red Lion, HandcrossValderbilt stagecoach Athletics race in Handcross High Street Veteran car run in Handcross High StreetWalking on a ball in Handcross (2 of2)Walking on a ball in Handcross (1 of 2)Handcross Youth Club concertGirl buglers and dancers in Parish Hall, HandcrossDancing girls in HandcrossHandcross and District Players