•  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: 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
Bank Cottages, 1 & 2: 1845-2021
No. 5 Hampden Gardens (far right) and Bank Cottages next to it in a postcard by the Mezzotint Co, c1905.
No. 5 Hampden Gardens (far right) and Bank Cottages next to it in a postcard by the Mezzotint Co, c1905.
A detail of Bank Cottages and the paraffin street lamp in front of Hampden Gardens.
A detail of Bank Cottages and the paraffin street lamp in front of Hampden Gardens.
Owner
FromNameUntil
1845Glynde Estate?
Occupier
FromNameUntil
1901William Taylor & James S Brockhurst1901

This pair of cottages were built for the estate by Henry Griffiths, builder and son-in-law of Thomas Wisdom, in 1845. Griffiths was described as a carpenter on the 1851 census so William Weller was probably the bricklayer who laid the distinctive courses of flints with red brick surrounds that typified the estates building style from this date to the end of the nineteenth century.

A Glynde estate account book shows that George Eades paid a ‘half year’s rent of half the new cottage at Glynde’ of £1 19s on 17 November 1846. Brian Taylor, former landlord of the Trevor Arms, lived at number 1 after his retirement and number 2 was occupied by Mrs Ness, widow of Alf Ness. After Brian Taylor’s death Mrs Ness moved to the upstairs flat at Pear Tree Cottage so the two Bank Cottages became empty and they were extensively re-furbished in 2007.

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Bank Cottages, 1 & 2: Now

 

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