Local Historian and resident Dorothy Hatswell remembers VE Day This month sees the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. May 8th 1945, was the date on which the German army finally surrendered to the Allied forces. VE Day, stands for Victory in Europe. When
Mollie Lock (nee Lentaigne) was a VAD Red Cross Nurse, who became a Medical Artist working with Sir Archibald McIndoe doing her time at the Queen Victoria Hospital during the war years. Mollie met McIndoe at a party where she was attempting to draw him. He was impressed by her
Archibald McIndoe after the Second World War With the end of the Second World War in 1945, Archibald McIndoe showed no interest in slowing down his heavy workload at the Queen Victoria Hospital. He was knighted in the honours list in June 1947 and that year’s annual dinner of the
We are saddened to report the recent passing of both Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mounsdon, and Eric Pearce, who were both members of the Guinea Pig Club. Maurice served in the RAF during the Battle of Britain, receiving burns to his arms and legs after being forced to bail from his
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
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
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
Interested in Britain’s military history? Would you like to learn more about how East Grinstead was involved in the Great War and Second World War? Would you like to know more about Sir Archibald McIndoe and Guinea Pig Club? Then please come along and see our two commemorative exhibitions.