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Coronation of George VI at Handcross
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Coronation of George VI at Handcross

Heading the parade on 12th May 1937 to celebrate the coronation of King George VI is five-year-old John Sprigge escorted by his father Arthur Sprigge.
Following close behind is Mrs Amy Shearlock with four-year-old Iris Shearlock on her tricycle.
Just to the left of the policeman is patriotically-dressed Mrs Elsie Cosens with Tony and Gerald in the pram.
It seems most probable that the policeman on duty is PC Steve Message who kept law and order in the village from 1932 to 1953.
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