Eric celebrates his 100th Birthday

Born on 1st July 1919, Eric Pearce is one of only a few non-RAF personnel who became a member of the famous Guinea Pig Club. As a Lieutanant in the Fleet Air Arm, Eric was testing a newly delivered Air Sea Rescue Sea Otter plane at Lee on Solent, Hampshire. 

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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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Sister Jill Mullins – Key Member of McIndoe’s surgical team

Sir Archibald McIndoe, the pioneering Plastic Surgeon had a brilliant team assisting him with his ground-breaking surgical methods. “The Immortal Trio” or the “Firm of Three” as they were called, consisted of Archibald McIndoe, Plastic surgeon, John Hunter, Anaesthetist and Jill Mullins, Theatre Sister. Jill was a slim attractive woman

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East Grinstead Museum completes transfer to CIO

East Grinstead Museum has completed its change from a Charitable Trust to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, or CIO. CIOs are a relatively new legal structure available for charities or charitable groups that wish to be incorporated.  The structure, in effect, allows charities to enter into contracts as corporate entities with limited

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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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Family Activity Day 28th May – ‘Marvellous May Bugs!’

Family Activity Day – ‘Marvellous May Bugs!’ Drop in – 4 years and above Crafts and games for all the family based on bugs and garden creatures! Solve a word game, make a froggy fridge magnet, colour, stick, make and play! Come and join us for a fun-filled day! £3.00

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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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Museum Talk: Suffragettes and Suffragists, Thursday 9th May

Come and hear the story of this epic struggle and decide for yourself – would you have been a Suffragist, a Suffragette or would you have chosen not to take part in the battle at all? Reserve your place now!

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Time for a new adventure?

Looking for a new adventure?  Fancy trying something new, or meeting new friends?  Then why not join our team of volunteers at the Museum.  Whether you have a passion for customer service, a love of East Grinstead or a passion for admin, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact

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