The Hilder period continues, 1960-1979
1960: The map below shows that by 1960 most of the houses that now exist surrounding the Old White Lodge had been built. Several of these have been recently demolished.
1961: The original flat in the northern part of The Sycamores into flats prior to 1961 showing the original laundry, conservatory and Air Raid Shelter. We would assume this was added during the second world war. The outline of the house can be seen in a map of the time above. Click on the picture to see the plans full size.
1961: On December 20th 1961, Herbert Hilder applied for planning permission to convert the single flat in the northern wing of The Sycamores into three smaller flats. This was followed by an alteration to the plans in January 1962. Finally there were a total of six flats. The conversion plans are shown below: Click on the picture to see the plans full size.
1961 - Hilder Gardens: Planning permission was first requested to build Hilder Gardens in 1961 - a mention was made in the request to the demolition of part of The Sycamores.
The access road to the house became Hilder Gardens and the land south of The Sycamores was split into individual lots. A photo of the house in 1979 taken from Hilder gardens can be seen on the 1980-2007 page. It's interesting to note that The Sycamores icehouse is still shown on the map (in red). However, this has likely been filled in.
Prior to the building of the houses in Hilder gardens the original southern wing was demolished.
1971 - Hilder Gardens: The aerial photograph below shows the 'truncated' house and Hilder Gardens in 1971. The truncated house can be clearly seen.
1977: In the March quarter of 1977 Henry Herbert Hilder died.
1979: The Hilder family continued to live in The Sycamore through to 1979.