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Handcross Bowling Club

This shows the Handcross Bowling Club with some silverware on the table. As the present bowling green was not opened until 1936 it seems probable that this was taken on the green at the rear of the Red Lion sometime in the 1920s.(See comments below).
My grandfather, James Wilson, is seated front right with his legs crossed. Frank Jeffery is standing in the back row, fourth from the left. Jim Longhurst is on the extreme right sitting on the bench, and Ralph Tulley is on the extreme right seated on the grass bank.
Please can anyone name the others?
Picture added on 09 February 2013 at 19:41
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Handcross Bowling Club
I have found further details of those appearing in this photograph, and also a note that it was taken in 1931.
The names are as follows, from left to right.
Back row:- Henry Plant (landlord of Red Lion), Mr Alexander, William Ives, Frank Jeffrey, Harry Snelling, Mr Unsted, Edward Ware, William Snelling (Jnr), Mr Keylock.
Seated on bench:- John Kennedey, Alfred King, Alfred Martin, James Longhurst.
Seated on bank:- Edward Wailes, William Snelling (Sen), Mr Davis, Mr Grey, Mr Cheal, Ralph Tulley.
Seated in front:- Howard Parsons, James Wilson.
Added by Barry Ray on 13 November 2013
Mr Keylock must be the Mr. Keylock who owned the extremely narrow "Wards Stores", now boarded up, but which was accessed via the right-hand door in the porch of "Hibbs".
This used to be one of three grocery shops in the High Street; the others being "Hoadleys" and "Tulleys", who all managed to prosper in post WWII years.
Added by Arthur Shopland on 15 November 2013
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