Mollie in Red Cross uniform

Mollie Lentaigne – Medical Artist – Recorded McIndoe’s surgical procedures – 2nd World war

                               Mollie Lentaigne in her Red Cross uniform    Archibald McIndoe, a pioneering plastic surgeon of the Second World War, operated on hundreds of burnt airmen at the Queen Victoria Hospital. Mollie Lentaigne sat in on

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Sister Meally – Ward Sister on Ward III – Queen Victoria Hospital – 2nd World War

Archibald McIndoe, a pioneering plastic surgeon of the Second World War operated on hundreds of burnt airmen and Sister Mary Meally helped run Ward III, the burns ward. She was well liked by the many war-injured patients under her care and some of the patients she tended formed a support

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Dr. Russell Davies – Anaesthetist for Archibald McIndoe – Founder Member of Guinea Pig Club

Russell Davies (Third from Left) with all the founding members of the Guinea Pig Club July 1941 During WW2 he was a vital member of Archibald McIndoe’s plastic surgery operating team, helping carry out pioneering surgery on burnt airmen and crew, assisting the senior anaesthetist Doctor John Hunter. Early life

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Help Shape our Future!

East Grinstead Museum are looking for a dynamic and creative Trustee to join our board as we embark on a series of exciting projects after the COVID 19 Lockdown. The trustees have ultimate responsibility for the Museum and are collectively responsible for its governance. The role of trustees is to

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Your feedback on East Grinstead Museum

East Grinstead Museum has exciting plans to improve and refurbish the Museum. These include refreshing existing museum displays and introducing new ones. We are also looking at running a range of events and activities for local people. To help us shape the museum, please complete the questionnaire and give us

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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 PHILIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021

HRH PRINCE PHILIP  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 Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Since taken over as President in 1961, following the death of Sir Archibald

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Handmade by Volunteers

Looking for special gift for your loved one for Xmas?     You can find something in our museum shop. Beautiful, all individually handmade by our talented volunteers.     Every purchase from our shop would support our museum. There is something for everyone.        

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Gifts Inspired by East Grinstead

                                                      Discover a range of products, inspired by medieval history of East Grinstead in our shop.                

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