|• 1840: Queen Victora & Prince Albert marry||• 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|
|1912||John C and Lady Rosabelle Brand||1927|
|1934||Lady Rosabelle Brand||1950|
These four cottages appear on the Beddingham tithe map, 1840, but not on James Marchant’s map of Beddingham in 1785. Built as two pairs of farm labourers’ cottages they were, presumably, originally for workers on the Little Preston Farm (later formed into Littledene Farm).Littledene Farm was part of the Littledene estate, first rented to Charles Brand by his father, Henry Brand, owner of the Glynde Estate. On the death of Henry Brand the Littledene estate was sold to Charles Brand in 1893 and by 1955 was owned by the Crawley family. This small estate was broken up in 1966 when the Crawley’s sold it in lots at auction, however, 1 & 2 Littledene Cottages were not included in the sale because the Crawley’s retired nanny lived in number 2.
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