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Online Talk – 65 years’ memories of Queen Victoria Hospital

An interview with Bob Marchant, who worked alongside McIndoe and the Guinea Pigs

The Guinea Pig Club, founded in 1941 by patients of the famed plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe celebrates it’s 80th anniversary  in 2021.

As part of this, we are hosting a series of events focused on the impact of the club.

This talk is an interview with Bob Marchant, former Chief Operating Department Assistant at the Queen Victoria Hospital. It discusses Bob’s work at the Hospital and his time working under Sir Archibald McIndoe. Alongside this, the interview also covers his role as the Honorary Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club for the last 15 years. Bob will be also discussing his work in setting up the Queen Victoria Hospital Museum. Today the collection is located at East Grinstead Museum.

About the Speaker

As Honorary  Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, and a Trustee of the Museum, Bob Marchant joined the staff at the QVH in 1956, following his 3 years service in the Royal Air Force Medical Branch. Retiring after 42 years as the Chief Operating Department Assistant, Bob had the privilege of working with Sir Archibald McIndoe prior to his death in 1960.

About the Event

The event will be online, via Zoom.

Tickets are £6, plus the Eventbrite handling fee.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite:

(The Cover image is of Bob meeting HRH Prince Phillip in 1995 at the Hospital Museum)

  • November 4, 2021
  • 7:30 pm