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Truckers Hatch, formerly known as The Hollies
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Truckers Hatch, formerly known as The Hollies

The freehold property owned by the Estate of John Warren, Snr, was the subject of a major auction in the City of London on 25th July, 1905. The principal property was Handcross Park, but about thirty other properties were offered for auction including The Hollies, now known as Truckers Hatch, located adjacent to the driveway to the Hyde in the Horsham Road, Handcross.
The catalogue, which included this photograph, includes hand-written notes of the bids offered and the prices realised on some of the properties, but not The Hollies.
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Picture added on 15 June 2013 at 21:33
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Roads - Handcross - Horsham Road and Coos Lane
Do you have any pictures of the Rowland family who lived at Truckers Hatch in 1881?
Ernest Rowland (born 1869) was my grandfather.
Added by Carrol Beasley on 30 October 2013
The Rowland family did indeed live at Truckers Hatch, but not the house pictured above. In the 1871 census, for example, there were 23 properties listed as "Truckers Hatch" as it referred to a fairly large area of Handcross adjacent to the Horsham Road. As such, I do not know the precise location of the house where your great-grandparents, Joseph and Ann Rowland, lived in 1871 with their four daughters and four sons, one of whom was Ernest.
I have made a search for any members of the Rowland family on the photographs yet to be uploaded to the website but without success. Frustratingly, most of the people in the group photographs of sports teams, brass bands, etc, from the period 1880 to 1920 are not named.
Added by Barry Ray on 30 October 2013
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