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Deer hunt in Pease Pottage
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Deer hunt in Pease Pottage

Standing, second from the left is Sammy Gates, gamekeeper on the Tilgate Estate and I assume that this is the location of the deer hunt.
Standing, second from right is Sammy’s brother, Alfred “Froggy” Gates
Giving a “thumbs-up” in the centre is Gerry Ray, with his brother, Joe Ray, standing behind him smoking a cigarette. Both lived at Pease Pottage at the time.
Squatting on the extreme left is “Doc” Anderson, a gunsmith from East Grinstead.
The activity seen in the picture would be illegal nowadays as shotguns cannot be used to hunt deer. Deer culling must now be undertaken by stalking with a high-powered rifle and shooting at a stationary target to ensure an instant kill.
The Large Version shows a close up of the hunters and their helpers. Please, can you name any others?


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Picture added on 19 August 2013 at 19:32
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I think that is my Grandad, George Cook, on the far right.
Added by Shirley Cook on 17 March 2015
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