|• 1909: Introduction of Old Age Pension||• 1912: Sinking of the Titanic||• 1914: Start of 1st World War||• 1916: Battle of the Somme||• 1918: End of 1st World War||• 1919: 1st trans-atlantic flight||• 1920: League of Nations founded||• 1922: Irish Free State founded||• 1924: Lenin dies||• 1926: General Strike||• 1928: Women get the vote||• 1934: Hitler assumes power in Germany||• 1936: Regular BBC TV broadcasts begin||• 1939: Start of 2nd World War||• 1940: Dunkirk evacuation||• 1941: Japanese attack Pearl Harbour||• 1944: "D-Day" landings in France||• 1945: End of 2nd World War||• 1946: USA tests atom bomb at Bikini Island||• 1947: Sound Barrier broken||• 1948: NHS founded||• 1950: Korean War starts||• 1951: Suez "Crisis"||• 1953: Queen Elizabeth II crowned||• 1954: Bannister runs 1st 4 minute mile||• 1955: Glynde Place opened to the public||• 1955: ITV starts broadcasting||• 1957: 1st dog in space|
The fete at Glynde on Saturday proved a great attraction. The weather was fine and the attendance good. The fete was organised by the reading Room Committee in a final effort to clear the debt on the building extension, which has now been completed.
In the stoolball tournament, the prize of one guinea was won by the Glynde and Beddingham Club. The teams included Firle, Lye Green, Hove and Cooksbridge. Bowling for the pig, given by General Holdsworth, provided a lot of fun. The Glynde and Beddingham Prize Band played a pleasing selection of music. A dance followed at the Reading Room in which about 130 people took part. The music was supplied by the Popular Dance Band.
The stall holders and competitions were:- Fruit and drink, Mrs W Goldsmith; vegetables and flowers, Mrs Newnham and Mrs Bish; miscellaneous, Miss R Hastings; darts and rings, Mr C Turner; candle lighting, Miss M Eade and Mrs M Turner; hoopla, Mr G Holding; joy wheel, Messrs W Turner, R Soames, W Goldsmith and Miss M Turner; darts for brace of chicken, Mr J Burchett; coconut shies, Mr T Allport; cork bobbing, Miss E Tompsett; treasure hunt, Mr Davis; rolling road, Mr C Swaine; skittles,Mr E Gaston; Chinese laundry, Mr J Lewis; bowling for pig, Mr G Barnes; cake, Mrs F Hughes; guessing weight of loaf, Miss March and Miss E Holding; teas, Mr W Soames, Mrs Soames, Mrs Diplock, Mrs Holding, and Miss N Sherlock; ices, Mrs C Turner, with the support of the band members.
Winners of competitions were:- Bowling for pig, Mr F W Francis (Lewes); treasure hunt, Mrs M Turner (Hailsham); the cake, Mrs A Huggett (Fire); chicken (darts), Mr W Davis (Glynde); candle lighting, Mrs M Miles (Glynde); cork bobbing, Mr M Turner (Glynde); guessing weight of bread, Miss M Netley and Mr W Avis (Glynde).
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