Nursing at Queen Victoria Hosptial

This Spring, we have been joined by Masters Student Isabel Pace, who has been researching stories about the Guinea Pig Club as part of her remote placement at the museum. She has researched the role of nurses, based on the work of Liz Byrski who interviewed nurses who worked with

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Prince Philip and the Guinea Pig Club

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

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PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON MEETING HRH PRINCE PHILIP (by Bob Marchant)

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON MEETING HRH PRINCE PHILIP Together with the rest of the country, and the world, it was with great sadness to hear the news of the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. As Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, and having his Royal Highness as our President,

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Tribute to HRH PRINCE PHILLIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021

HRH PRINCE PHILLIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021 As Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, it is with great sadness on hearing the news of the passing of our late President HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Since taken over as President in 1961, following the death of Sir Archibald

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Tributes to the Guinea Pig Club

Tributes to the Guinea Pig Club As part of the Guinea Pig Club’s 80th Anniversary in 2021, Bob Marchant, the Secretary of the Club, looks at the many ways the Club is commemorated. As we are now entering the year 2021 , it will see the 80th Anniversary of the

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McIndoe after the Second World War

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

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EAST GRINSTEAD MARKET

    EAST GRINSTEAD MARKET, HIGH STREET AND CANTELUPE ROAD In 1247, a Royal charter was granted to the Lord of the Manor, for the right to hold a market every week in East Grinstead High Street, and a fair lasting two days on 24 and 25 July. The medieval

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THE WOODBURY HOTEL

            THE WOODBURY HOTEL I have such fond memories of The Woodbury Hotel. My parents owned it during the nineteen seventies and, although I was largely away at university –and later drama school – I remember many happy times spent within its beautiful walls. My

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A History of East Grinstead Target Shooting Club

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

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NAUGHTY DR BEECHING, WHO AXED OUR RAILWAY

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

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