CAUGHT ON CAMERA – EXPLORE THE HISTORY OF EAST GRINSTEAD THROUGH MORE THAN 200 YEARS OF IMAGES

The museum holds a collection of about 14,000 images ranging from glass plate negatives, transparencies and postcards to negatives, photograph albums and individual photographs of all sizes. The Image Collection includes scenes of depicting many aspects of life in East Grinstead through the ages. These images provide an invaluable pictorial records of the town’s streets, shops, businesses, houses, people, events, buildings and organisations amongst many others. The collection features a number of local photographers including Harold Connold and Malcolm Powell. Please see some of our key images below and click on each picture to find out more.

Visitors to the museum can also search the Image Collection on the computer in the Museum’s Research Room and make an appointment with a member of staff to view items not on display. A selection of images from the collection can be viewed in our online Collection Database. The scope of the images that we collect are defined in the Museum’s Collecting Policy. For details click here.

The museum offers an image reproduction service. You can purchase a paper or electronic copy of any image in our collection. Popular uses for images include for display at home (we may have a photograph of your home or street), for educational use at school, college or university, for reproduction in a book or publication and we also supply images for television use. Prices start at £5 an image. Please contact info@eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk to discuss your order.

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A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE IMAGES FROM THE COLLECTION