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Cattle outside Snelling's butcher's shop
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Cattle outside Snelling's butcher's shop

It’s probable better not to attempt this with today’s traffic, but a herd of steers are being driven passed the butcher’s shop in Horsham Road with the Red Lion just off to the right. I can spot six men standing around the beasts but perhaps not all are escorting the animals.
The quality of the photograph is not good and I cannot read the name over the shop window, but I note from a 1927 directory that the butcher’s shop was being run by Mr Harry Snelling at that time.

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Alf Gardner, who used to live at 8, Coopers Wood, once told me he used to have to collect cattle and sheep from Haywards Heath market and drive them back to Snelling's butchers.
One time he picked up some bullocks from the market and had gone as far as Whitemans Green, Cuckfield, but unfortunately the bullocks which had come from Balcombe, must have caught a scent of home, and took off down the valley towards the railway viaduct, with Alf in hot pursuit!
Added by Peter Cooper on 29 November 2015
My uncle was Len Snelling the butcher. He married Lily Doggett, my mum's sister.
Added by Caroline Miller (née Brown) on 09 January 2017
A small world. My mum is William Snelling's daughter, Eileen, and we were just looking at the photos on here together.
Added by David Miles on 10 January 2017
Caroline, there is another photo on here you may or may not have seen. It has Lily Doggett, as well as Hepsy Doggett who married Arthur Brown.
Search for "1407" using the search box at the top of the page.

Added by David Miles on 10 January 2017
It is a small world.
My Mum, Renea Redrup (née Jennings), is Will Snelling's niece and Eileen's cousin.
Added by Sally-Anne Turner (Spain) on 05 August 2017
I am grateful to Linda Knight (née Brown) for supplying a photograph of Len Snelling’s wedding to her aunt, Lily Doggett, in 1957.
The picture shows, in the back row, William Doggett (1888-1973) (Lily’s father), Len Snelling (1918-1972), and Olive Doggett (William’s second wife).
In the front row, Lily is on the right, but the lady on the left has not been identified.
Select Open Document to view the wedding photograph and, on a more sombre note, a newspaper cutting announcing the death of Bill Snelling (1913-1996), Len’s brother and partner in the butcher’s shop.

Added by Barry Ray on 24 January 2018
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