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Schoolchildren in Handcross High Street
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Schoolchildren in Handcross High Street

The northerly end of the High Street was extremely forested when this picture was taken. I assume that school had just finished for the day as some 40 mothers and children can be seen walking back into the village centre. No sign of any 4x4s or people carriers then!
On the left is the Working Men’s Club, which operated from 1878 for about 30 or 40 years before it was closed and the building converted into two houses. To record the history of this part of Handcross they are named appropriately Tollgate Cottage and The Old Clubhouse. Obviously it was considered not appropriate to name one of them after the smallpox isolation hospital that stood on this site for a short period!
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Picture added on 20 November 2012 at 10:25
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