The “Cedarwood House” was built in 1960 – a pre-fabricated, interim building created to facilitate children’s accommodation until the first of the planned buildings was constructed. It was located to the west of the walled garden, on the site of the previous farm buildings (which had been demolished by the children the previous year).
A comfortable and reasonably spacious building, it housed around twenty European children until early 1963, when they moved to the new International House and back to the Manor House.
In February 1963, the Cedarwood House was renamed and became home to the newly arrived Tibetan children and their staff.
Did You Know? The life-expectancy of this building, we were told many years back, was twenty-five years. It actually survived for more than fifty years – not bad for a temporary fix!!
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