Local Historian and resident Dorothy Hatswell remembers VE Day This month sees the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. May 8th 1945, was the date on which the German army finally surrendered to the Allied forces. VE Day, stands for Victory in Europe. When
Mollie Lock (nee Lentaigne) was a VAD Red Cross Nurse, who became a Medical Artist working with Sir Archibald McIndoe doing her time at the Queen Victoria Hospital during the war years. Mollie met McIndoe at a party where she was attempting to draw him. He was impressed by her
Archibald McIndoe after the Second World War With the end of the Second World War in 1945, Archibald McIndoe showed no interest in slowing down his heavy workload at the Queen Victoria Hospital. He was knighted in the honours list in June 1947 and that year’s annual dinner of the
We are saddened to report the recent passing of both Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mounsdon, and Eric Pearce, who were both members of the Guinea Pig Club. Maurice served in the RAF during the Battle of Britain, receiving burns to his arms and legs after being forced to bail from his
East Grinstead Museum is looking for someone with a strong financial background to act as our Treasurer. Working closely with the Trustees, who have ultimate responsibility for East Grinstead Museum you will help ensure that the Museum has a clear vision and strategic direction, is sustainable and complies with the
Born on 1st July 1919, Eric Pearce is one of only a few non-RAF personnel who became a member of the famous Guinea Pig Club. As a Lieutanant in the Fleet Air Arm, Eric was testing a newly delivered Air Sea Rescue Sea Otter plane at Lee on Solent, Hampshire.
Sir Archibald McIndoe, the pioneering Plastic Surgeon had a brilliant team assisting him with his ground-breaking surgical methods. “The Immortal Trio” or the “Firm of Three” as they were called, consisted of Archibald McIndoe, Plastic surgeon, John Hunter, Anaesthetist and Jill Mullins, Theatre Sister. Jill was a slim attractive woman
Whilst many people are familiar with the work of Archibald McIndoe within the field of plastic surgery, few people are aware of part that East Grinstead plays within the history of eye surgery, especially with the setting up of eye banks. Rycroft Arrives The most important person behind this story