Merry Wives and Windsor - East Grinstead Museum

Merry Wives of Windsor

Geoffrey Webb was a renowned stain glass artist in the last century. He lived in East Grinstead and had his studio/workshop here too. He painted unique posters for the local Repertory Company, of which he was a member.

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Felbridge March Edward Hunt

Felbridge March

Town bands were very popular in the last century. The Felbridge Band performed at most town functions. The stand, which advertised their presence, is in the shape of a lyre. The March was composed especially for them.

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Monk's Head East Grinstead pottery

Monk’s Head

The East Grinstead Pottery made many useful household items, milk coolers, flower pots and animal feeder. It also made more decorative objects: finials and ridge tiles for houses and garden ornaments like this monk’s head.

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Bricks and Mould - East Grinstead Museum

Bricks and Mould

The abundant clay in the area was utilised for making bricks to build the houses for the growing population. When turned out of the moulds the bricks were fired in clamps sometimes containing 30,000 bricks.

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Turnpike Tickets - East Grinstead Museum

Turnpike Tickets

Issued to travellers passing through the toll gates. The charges varied for different users. People on foot would pay 1d, a horse and cart would cost 6d.

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Leather Shoe - East Grinstead Museum

Leather Shoe

Shoes are often found when renovating old buildings. They were hidden in the fabric of the building near the chimney or over the door to deter evil spirits from entering.

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East Grinstead Museum - A comedy by Constance Cox based on the short story by Oscar Wilde

A comedy by Constance Cox based on the short story by Oscar Wilde, 1970

Sackville Players programme for Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime – a comedy by Constance Cox based on the short story by Oscar Wilde, 1970

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