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Aerial view of Handcross school
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Aerial view of Handcross school

It is playtime at the school and some 25 children are playing outside. The colours on this and the two following photographs were variable throughout, and it was difficult to correct the colour balance overall.
Picture added on 28 January 2012 at 18:13
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Aerial Views
The school has grown a lot since then. And you ain't seen nothin' yet!
Added by Kevin Gordon on 27 July 2012
It's a shame the school has grown so much.
Handcross was once such a nice village! It's now full of people from the towns.

Added by Anon. on 21 July 2015
There is much abuse of the highway around Handcross primary school with selfish car drivers and their parking.
It surprises me that an accident hasn't happened in this spot. It's just a matter of time.
What's it going to be like when the new housing estates are built on the recreation ground, etc?
Added by Anon. on 23 July 2015
I grew up in Hoadlands cottages next to the Hyde estate office. I attended Handcross school until I went to Cuckfield Secondary Modern at age 11.
I have lived in Canada for the past 45 years but I have still to find a town or village that could equal Handcross as it was when I was a boy.
When I see what has happened to the village in the past few years, it is a moral disgrace; all for profits of a few. Destruction of history is a social crime and should be treated as such.
Added by Mike Feist (Canada) on 24 July 2015
I've just stumbled across this site and it's a wonderful trip down memory lane.
It's possible that a 5-year-old me is in that photograph!
Added by Amy on 08 August 2018
Does anyone know what house it was that I recall on a lane going to a lake? It's all a bit vague because I didn’t know which was north or south! It looked Elizabethan to me.
I think it belonged to a family that permitted some girl guides to camp on the other side of the road.
Handcross was so beautiful in 1949-1950....
Added by Molly Lombard (Canada) on 10 February 2019
Guides from London used to camp in the fields opposite Nashlands Farm on the Hyde estate in the 1950s-1960s and it is possible that if you walked down the drive you would pass Hyde house and Dark Alley pond.
I remember guides camping in those fields when I was growing up on the Hyde Estate.
Added by Mick Feist (Canada) on 11 February 2019
Thank you so much. Now I am trying to find a photo, drawing or painting of the house. All the girls wanted to get to the lake; I wanted to admire the house.

Added by Molly Lombard on 11 February 2019
Molly, to view nearly 50 photographs of the Hyde estate, click on "Groups" at the top of the page and then select "Hyde".
Added by Barry Ray on 11 February 2019
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