•  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•  1958: Gatwick Airport opened•  1959: M1, the 1st motoway, opened•  1961: 1st man in space•  1963: US President Kennedy assassinated•  1965: Post Office Tower opened•  1966: England win World Cup•  1967: 1st heart transplant•  1968: Martin Luther King assassinated•  1969: 1st men on the moon•  1970: North Sea Oil discovered•  1971: Decimal coins introduced•  1972: "Bloody Sunday", 13 killed in Derry•  1974: US President Nixon resigned•  1976: Harold Wilson resigned as PM•  1978: 1st "Test Tube" baby born•  1979: Margaret Thatcher elected, UK's 1st woman PM•  1981: Prince Charles married Lady Di•  1982: Falklands War•  1984: Miners' Strike starts•  1985: Live Aid concert•  1987: Hurricane lashes South Coast•  1987: "Black Monday" Stock Market crash
Harveys: 1921-2021
Harveys, from a postcard by Hamilton of Brighton, c 1930, shortly after it was altered by Tom Pickard from two cottages named Grapevine Cottages and renamed Harveys.
Harveys, from a postcard by Hamilton of Brighton, c 1930, shortly after it was altered by Tom Pickard from two cottages named Grapevine Cottages and renamed Harveys.
Harveys in the 1950s. The right hand door has been filled in and a narrow driveway leads to a garage at the rear of the house.
Harveys in the 1950s. The right hand door has been filled in and a narrow driveway leads to a garage at the rear of the house.
Owner
FromNameUntil
1906H Smith1921
1922T Pickard1955
1955K Pickard-Smith1999
1999King2004
Occupier
FromNameUntil
1922T Pickard1955
1955K Pickard-Smith1999
1999King2004

Tom Pickard, agent of the Glynde Estate, had purchased Harveys, then called Grapevine, and Step Cottages from Harvey Smith because he was worried that the property would be bought by someone who "might become a nuisance in the neighbourhood to everyone and as an old parishioner I want to keep it out of the hands of such." Pickard bought both properties in 1920 or 1921 with a view to moving to Harveys on his retirement. On Pickard’s retirement he evicted the Turner family, who had been tenants since the late 19th century, and converted the house back to a single residence, changing the name from Grapevine to its present name of Harveys, in recognition of the family that he had purchased the house from.

Tom Pickard and his wife had two children - Cuthbert, who died in November 1918 and is recorded on the village war memorial, and Kathleen. Kathleen was interested in music and also flora and fauna. She became the principal and owner of the Brighton School of Music and kept a menagerie of reptiles in the house and garden at Harveys. Kathleen married Frank Smith, a Canadian serviceman who had been stationed in Glynde during World War II and adopted the surname Pickard-Smith.

When her father became ill in his old age Kathleen sold the Music School to give herself more time to look after her father. This also gave her the opportunity to give more attention to her garden and her reptiles, publishing a book Living with Reptiles. Tom Pickard died in 1955 and Kathleen continued to live at the house until her death in the late 1990s.

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