The Cock - looking across the car park. The boundary of Stock and Buttsbury used to run right through the middle of The Cock. A man once dropped down dead in the pub and his body fell across the border. Half was in Stock and half in Buttsbury. They didn't know in which parish to bury him. It was eventually decided that he should be buried in the parish in which his head fell. The car park was at one time a field where fun fairs were held and after that it became part of the new school playground. The lower picture was taken in 1950
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