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Naomi Buckley

Summer holiday were always a very special time, staying at the Hyde in Handcross.
My grand father was a gardener on the estate and his own garden was a real picture.
Ernest and Ruby Tomsett lived at the Hyde for nearly 50 years.

The Hyde house The Hyde house overlooking the lawn. I would like to think that the timber-framed building to the l...
The Hyde house The Hyde house with a more open aspect than nowadays. A glasshouse is shown attached to the house. ...
The Hyde, Handcross For the first time, this picture of the Hyde shows the new open-sided summer house as a replacement ...
The Hyde, Handcross At the start of the last century it seems that the owner of the Hyde preferred planting the shrubs i...
The Hyde, Handcross Following on from the last picture of the Hyde the rhododendrons have obviously thrived, and so too ...
The Hyde drive The Hyde drive leading downhill to the lake.
The Hyde lake This view of the lake at the Hyde is almost the same as picture #56 except that the charming summer ...
Lane to Hoadlands beside Handcross school Located on the Hyde this is the lane leading to former estate workshops at Hoadlands with, on the ri...
Handcross Park The third and present Handcross Park arose from the ashes of the second. It provided a residence for...
Handcross Laundry, Brighton Road Hill Top now has a porch (see picture #76) and the roof of the adjacent building has been painted to...
Hibbs & Sons, Handcross Dorset House, in the centre of this picture, is home to Hibbs & Sons which, according to the sign be...
Roger Ray, High Street, Handcross My parents, Roger and Nora Ray, ran the newsagents shop for thirteen years from about 1958 to 1971. ...
Handcross W. I. Shakespeare Society A production by Handcross W.I. Shakespeare Society of The Merchant of Venice at Nymans in 1952. L t...
Handcross W. I. "Mrs Grundy comes to tea" The cast of "Mrs Grundy Comes to Tea'" performed by the Handcross Women's Institute in 1947. From l...
Handcross school Handcross school first opened in 1878 and fortunately the front elevation looks much the same today....
Ashfold house Ashfold was first mentioned in 1787, and was one of several impressive mansions in the parish not to...
Ashfold house Lord Nelson’s sister, Catherine Matcham, lived at Ashfold and it has been written that he used to ...
Ashfold house Ashfold house appears to be overwhelmed by a climbing plant and returning to nature.
Ashfold house The rear of Ashfold house overlooking the gardens and tennis court.
Dencombe A view of Dencombe house from the gardens.
Dencombe House Dencombe House with a couple of garden chairs on the newly-mown lawn positioned facing the sun.
High Beeches High Beeches house was built in the early 1800s but for much of the 19th century it was known as The...
Aerial view of High Beeches An aerial view of High Beeches house. Little did the owners and servants realise at the time that ...
The Handcross Players perform "Bonaventure" The cast of the play "Bonaventure" performed by the Handcross and District Players 1956. Photo co...
The Hyde lake Approaching the Hyde house along the drive one comes upon Darkalley Pond, with Upper Pond above the ...
Carpenters Arms, Slaugham The Carpenters Arms closed as a pub in about 1914 and standing on the right is Mrs Boniface, the lan...
Sunday morning at Slaugham church It is twenty minutes past noon and the congregation are leaving Slaugham church at the end of the mo...
St Mary's Church, Slaugham Slaugham 2010 Year Book - Page 2 St Mary’s Church

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