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High Street, Handcross
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High Street, Handcross

This is an early photograph of the High Street in Handcross with just two horse-drawn covered wagons parked outside the Post Office.
This side of the wagons can be seen the twin gables of Archpool, and Batchelors Buildings butting the pavement.
Unusually, the writer of the postcard started the message on the face. It was written from Ditton Place in Brantridge Lane and posted in 1903 in Balcombe. It reads “Dear Will. Shall be pleased to see (you) when you have your 3 days and your young lady if she likes to come. I shall be away from Sat until Monday or Sunday but after that you can come. Let me know when you are coming. With love your affec. sister, Lu?” It was sent to her brother, Mr William Wail. There are precious few people with that family name but, alas, I could find no wedding to his beloved in the official records, although I did find his birth in 1879.
It is not very clear, but a close up of the wagons can be seen on the Large Version.

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Picture added on 18 July 2013 at 17:51
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