Looking for a new challenge? We’re recruiting a Treasurer

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

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East Grinstead Christmas Family Festival

The annual Christmas Family Festival will take place on Sunday 1st December from 10.00 to 16.00, London Road will be closed to traffic and the street will be filled with the French Market, Charity and craft stalls, music, entertainment and children’s fair ground rides.   The Friends of East Grinstead

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Friends of East Grinstead Museum Christmas Hamper Raffle

    Once again, our popular Christmas raffle has begun. The hamper contains lots of Christmas goodies including a home made  Christmas cake, and pink Gin. You can see the Hamper in the Museum, tickets cost £1 for a strip of five tickets. So get into the Christmas spirit to

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Tombola prizes needed for the Christmas Fair

  The Friends of East Grinstead Museum are running their very popular Tombola Stall at the Christmas Fair on 1st December. We would be very grateful for any donations.  

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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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