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Staff of the Black Swan, Pease Pottage
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Staff of the Black Swan, Pease Pottage

The staff of the Black Swan are gathered outside the pub for a photograph.
Back row, from left to right:- unknown lady, unknown lady, Audrey Fiveash (née Miles, my uncle’s wife), man who owned the flower shop, unknown lady who worked in the kitchen, Doris Smith (née Fiveash, my mother), Roger Smith (my brother), Frank Short (my uncle), Florence Fiveash (my grandmother), Charles William Fiveash (my grandfather and manager of the pub).
Front row, from left to right:- Unknown lady, Charles J. Fiveash (my mother’s brother, married to Audrey), Irene Short (née Fiveash, mother’s twin sister, married to Frank), Geoff Short (her son), Elsa Cheeseman (née Mitchell).
Sitting on the ground:- Dog with unknown name.
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Picture added on 04 April 2013 at 11:05
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I have been told by my brother that the dog was called Prince, but he also said he called him "Horse" when riding on his back.
Added by Mandy Hollingsworth (née Smith) on 09 April 2013
A photograph of better quality has now been uploaded and a Large Version is now available.
Added by Mandy Hollingsworth (née Smith) on 13 April 2013
I can now name more of the Black Swan staff.
Second from left in the white overall is Betty Thompson (née Mitchell).
Fourth from the left is Norman Poile, with his wife, Yvonne, standing in front of him. They ran the café next to the pub and also sold flowers. Later, they ran a flower stall in Horsham.
I cannot name the lady on the extreme left, but her nickname was “Tink”.
At that time the Black Swan and café were owned by a Mr Rose.
Added by Mandy Hollingsworth (née Smith) on 29 May 2013
Bill Bridges showed me this photo a few years ago and I seem to remember on the back it said 1949. If so, I'm in this photo as well although not yet born!
My godmother is Elsa Cheeseman.
(Adrian, I have altered the year from 1950 to 1949. Thank you. Barry)
Added by Adrian Poile on 03 March 2017
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