•  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•  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
Wisdoms: 1892-2022
A postcard view, c1910, of Wisdoms, on the left, and the two houses attached to it that were joined together to make Welsted.
A postcard view, c1910, of Wisdoms, on the left, and the two houses attached to it that were joined together to make Welsted.
The same view of Wisdoms after the modernisation of the house in 1953.
The same view of Wisdoms after the modernisation of the house in 1953.
Owner
FromNameUntil
1855William Underwood1892
1892FW Lusted1946
1946E Lusted1953
1953G Lusted1976
1976I Lusted1993
1993B Giffin1999
1999A & W Giiffin?
Occupier
FromNameUntil
1877Stephen Lusted1892
1976I Lusted1993

William Underwood of 41 Balham Grove, Balham, Surrey, and former landlord of the Trevor Arms, died in 1892, aged 82, and was buried in Glynde churchyard on 13 May. On 24 June 1892 Wisdoms, in the occupation of Stephen Lusted, and the three attached cottages were advertised for sale in the East Sussex News. The sale was at the Bear Hotel, Cliffe, Lewes on Tuesday 28 June.

Frederick William Lusted of the Post Office, Glynde, grocer, was the highest bidder at the price of £420. He remained the owner of the house until his death in 1946 when the houses passed to his eldest unmarried daughter Elizabeth (Lizzie), who lived and worked at the village Post Office with her father and unmarried sister Gladys. In 1953 Lizzie and Gladys retired and moved into Wisdoms after having substantial improvements made to the houses. The two tiny houses to the south of Wisdoms were converted into a single house which was given the name of Welsted in recognition of the link between the Lusted and Weller families early in the nineteenth century. On Elizabeth’s death her sister Gladys Lusted inherited the property and when she died her youngest sister Ida Kingdon of Mannings Heath, West Sussex, inherited the property. Ida Kingdon sold Welsted and, when she died, the remainder of the property passed to her daughter Barbara Giffin.

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