Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, and Museum Trustee, Bob Marchant has helped write an article about the role Prince Philip played for the Guinea Pig Club. Article has been published in The Telegraph on 15 April 2021. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/philip-one-boys-meet-survivors-duke-edinburghs-guinea-pig-club/amp/ As we all know HRH Prince Philip had a strong connection
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
Interested in Britain’s military history? Would you like to learn more about how East Grinstead was involved in the Great War and Second World War? Would you like to know more about Sir Archibald McIndoe and Guinea Pig Club? Then please come along and see our two commemorative exhibitions.
Katie Kettle has written as blog about the history of EG Target Shooting Club which is published on their website. She gives us a permission to reproduce it for our blog. http://egtsc.co.uk/page/history Charlie Beard, founder member, Vice-Chairman, and head of the project to build the East Court clubhouse – overlooking
On the 9th of May at 7.30pm we welcome Joan Roberts to the Museum. In her talk, Joan covers the position of women in society in the 19th century, as well as the struggle for the vote by both men and women; the founding of the Suffragists, who predated the
NAUGHTY DR BEECHING, WHO AXED OUR RAILWAY “Oh, Dr Beeching, what have you done? There once were lots of trains to catch, but soon there will be none. I’ll have to go and buy a bike, cause I can’t afford a car. Oh, Dr Beeching, what a naughty
The Hucknall Estate, a small corner of East Grinstead, tucked away behind the railway station, was an investment of coal merchant William Best, who transported coal from Hucknall near Nottingham. It consists of Grosvenor, Crescent & part of Park Roads. Best bought Killick’s, or Copyhold, Farm, whose land had stretched