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Hoadlands Cottages, Handcross
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Hoadlands Cottages, Handcross

This is a picture of my maternal grandmother, Ann Gander (née Longhurst) (1881-1974) with her son, Alan, who died in 1952 aged 32. My grandfather was Fred Gander who is featured in picture #115.
As a child, my grandmother lived in one of the so-called Rabbit Hutches (picture #700) in Horsham Road with her parents and large number of siblings.
The photograph shows the middle cottage of three Hoadlands Cottages in a block next to the School House and facing the old A23. The plaque reads “JW 1879”, indicating that it was built by John Warren, Snr, father of Col. J. Raymond Warren of the Hyde Estate.
In about the 1930s the cottage was divided into two with a door under the porch on the left to number 7, and another on the right to 7a.
My mother was Gladys Gander who married policeman, William “Bill” Goring, who was based at the Haywards Heath police station at the time. During his career he was stationed all over the constabulary. By the time I was 11, I had lived in seven different (police) houses!
Picture added on 17 September 2013 at 09:19
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