|• 1841: Glynde School built||• 1842: Irish "Potato Famine" starts||• 1847: British Museum founded||• 1848: Marx & Engels write Communist Manifesto||• 1851: Great Exhibition opens in Hyde Park||• 1854: Start of Crimean War||• 1859: Darwin's Origin of Species published||• 1861: American Civil War begins||• 1865: Salvation Army founded||• 1869: Suez Canal opened||• 1871: Trades Unions legalised||• 1872: Secret ballots introduced for elections||• 1873: Dr Livingstone dies||• 1876: Bell invents telephone||• 1878: Electric light bulb invented||• 1881: Pasteur invents innoculation||• 1884: Fabian Society founded||• 1884: Speaker Brand retires||• 1885: Glynde & Beddingham Cricket Club founded||• 1887: Queen Victoria's Jubilee||• 1894: Manchester Ship Canal opened||• 1899: Boer War starts||• 1901: Queen Victoria dies||• 1903: 1st aeroplane flight by Wright Bros.||• 1905: Ragged Lands established||• 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: ITV starts broadcasting||• 1955: Glynde Place opened to the public||• 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|
The building of Glynde National School began in 1841 and the school opened in February 1842, having cost £305 1s 5d to build and equip, the contract for building coming to £215 and a Miss Turner was paid £8 5s 6d for 'two months attendance to organise the school and salary, travelling expenses, board and lodging in the village, etc.'The first known teacher at the school was Anna C Rose, daughter-in-law[?] of Rev Rose, vicar of Glynde, who left the school in 1844. The first entry in the school logbook was made on 1 December 1862 when the schoolmistress Eliza Cox recorded that she had entered upon her duties 9 January 1857 and her assistant pupil was Emily Maria Cox, her sister. The Cox sisters left on the 13th December 1862 and Catherine Downing entered upon her duties as the new schoolmistress on 5 Jan 1863. On 5 January she noted that the reading in the 1st and 2nd classes was ‘good, except for accent’ and on the 22 January ‘the majority of the boys here are exceedingly rough and uncultivated. They look, speak and act as if they had been bought up in the woods far from the habitation of man’. Many of the school's official documents survive and so we have a list of the teachers who followed at Glynde School up until 1884, more extracts from the school log books and the school admissions registers for 1910-1952 & 1947-1965.
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