Friends of East Grinstead Museum Street Collection 17th August

The Friends have been given permission from Mid Sussex District Council to run a box collection in the centre of East Grinstead on Sat. 17th August from 10-0am-1-0pm. We are looking for volunteers to do a one hour slot on the day. Those volunteers do not necessarily need to come

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Community Matters programme at Waitrose, East Grinstead

  The Friends of East Grinstead Museum  have been successful in being voted for the Community Matters programme at Waitrose East Grinstead for the month of May 2019. At the end of the month, Waitrose will donate a proportion of £1,000 based on the proportion of votes customers cast for

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Calling all Friends! We need raffle prizes!

Please help us to restock our prizes for the May Fair Tombola stall, raising money for the Museum. New and unwanted toys, games, cuddly toys, wine and toiletries will be gratefully received. Please leave at the Museum by 1st May

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Request for tombola and raffle prizes

After the success of or tombola stall at the Christmas Fair, our stock of prizes is sadly depleted! Do you have any unwanted Christmas presents which you can donate  to us? If so, please leave at the Museum for the attention of Jennie Hollins.

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EAST GRINSTEAD HIGH STREET

 Image 1. East Grinstead was founded in medieval times.  The broad High Street was designed as a market place, lined on either side by long narrow strips called ‘portlands’, each about 200 metres, or one furlong  in length. (Ah, the rods, chains and furlongs of my youth, so diligently learned,

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MY HOUSE, IN THE MIDDLE OF MY STREET ….

Museum volunteer and local resident Loral Bennett uses the Museum archives to look at the history of 85 West Street At one time, West Street was known as Chapel Lane, as it led to the town cemetery chapel, with its separate areas for the established church worshippers and dissenters. Until

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“….in what was formerly a dusty lumber-room of the Church Tower…”

A volunteer bought these lovely ‘East Grinstead and its Parish Church’ booklets to my attention. The oldest of these seen on the left, is dated 1934 and sold for Threepence;  beautifully illustrated and printed by Exors of H.W. Cullen of East Grinstead, and low and behold include articles about East Grinstead Museum. The Museum

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JOIN OUR TEAM…

Would you like to join East Grinstead Museums friendly team of stewards? Working in pairs at our Welcome Desk the stewards provide a warm welcome to visitors; introducing the permanent and temporary exhibitions, helping with general enquiries and selling merchandise from our shop. If you are interested in the local

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