The Slaugham Archives

Carthorse Derby at Handcross
The Slaugham Archive
Carthorse Derby at Handcross

The race was a very unusual event and was covered twice by British Pathe News and once by the BBC.
For Pathe News go to, and do a search for Handcross. In the 1957 event, organising the apple-bobbing race are Archie Smith and Ted Underdown.
For the BBC coverage go to:-
The winner of the Derby won the Gordon Richards Cup usually presented by the champion jockey himself.
This action photograph shows my aunt, Inez Wilson, clapping her hands with her husband Tom beside her. To their right is Joe Ray holding one of his daughters, with his wife, Peggy Ray (née Munn). Further to the right is Daphne Verlander (née Rapley).
Picture added on 15 December 2012 at 19:22
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Fetes and social events
I think the daughter that Joe Ray is holding is me!
Carol Viner (née Ray)
Added by Carol Viner on 28 December 2014
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