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Caption for Handcross, High Street C1950: A village on the eastern edge of the St Leonards Forest at a high point on the London to Brighton trunk road. The Red Lion, c1550, is an old coaching inn. Nymans Gardens has an ornate dovecote and is in the care of the National Trust and open to visitors. Handcross Park house is now a school. The buildings in the photograph are little changed today. The village was by-passed in 1959.

An extract from Villages of Sussex Photographic Memories.

Memories of Handcross

Several of the local lads and I took the bell from the chapel on the bridge and for a laugh we hung it over the bridge. When large trucks passed underneath, it rang so loud it could be heard all over the village!

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