•  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
Dacre Cottage and Downsview: 1950-2021
1950Glynde Estate?

Originally numbers 1 and 2 Dacre Cottages, the name taken from the Brand family title of Lord Dacre, a title taken by the eldest son of Lord Hampden who always inherited the Hertfordshire estates of the Brand family.

Built as a pair of farm labourer’s cottages to replace cottages that had stood on the Downs in Beddingham near Blackcap Farm but were destroyed by (allied) artillery practise in World War II.

Dacre Cottage and Downsview: Now


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