The Slaugham Archives

Handcross Weddings
The Slaugham Archive
Handcross Weddings

During the late 1960s and early 1970s several of my friends, some with whom I played football for Handcross, married, and I collected a few cuttings of their weddings from the Mid-Sussex Times.
Chris Johnson married Julie Gasson from Lindfield in March 1965.
David Knape married Eva Hansen from Norway in August 1965. Sadly, David passed away in July 2003.
Steve Cook married Brenda Murray of Copthorne in June 1971. Sadly, Brenda passed away in April 2013.
Ian Streeter lived in Pease Pottage and played as goalkeeper for the Handcross football team. Unfortunately, I do not appear to have kept the narrative part of the newspaper cutting and therefore cannot name his wife, nor the date of the wedding.
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Sad news has been received from Haywards Heath with the news that Julie Johnson, wife of Chris Johnson formerly of Truggers, Handcross, passed away on 20th June 2018, aged 72.
Among the many attending the funeral were several friends of Chris from his days in Handcross before his marriage to Julie in 1965. One such friend, and former close neighbour to Chris in Truggers, was Steve Cook who brought along a rarely-seen photograph taken at his 21st birthday party held in the Staplefield Village Hall in November 1964.
Select Large Version to view the photograph. Chris and Julie Johnson are on the right and Barry and Josie Ray on the left.
May this image act as a small memorial to Julie, wife to Chris, mother to Sharon and Mark, and grandmother to Harry and Jack.

Added by Barry Ray on 27 July 2018
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