Duke of Edinburgh unveils tribute to Guinea Pigs

The Duke of Edinburgh has unveiled a memorial to veterans who underwent pioneering surgery after suffering disfiguring injuries in World War Two. Dr Sandy Saunders, a 93-year-old veteran who organised the memorial to the Guinea Pig Club, said it was a “fantastic” tribute. Dr Saunders, badly burned in a plane

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Places and buildings the Guinea Pigs Remember: Dutton Homestall

In his latest article looking at places and buildings remembered by the Guinea Pig Club Bob Marchant, Museum Trustee and Secretary of the Club, looks at Dutton Homestall. Dutton Homestall, which later became known as Stoke Brunswick School, in Ashurst Wood is another place remembered by some of the Guinea

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Annie Burrows

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features works of art by local group, Example, and takes its inspiration from objects on display in the museum. Burrows was drawn to the Museum’s collection of surgical instruments acquired from Queen Victoria Hospital, some of which were used and modified during World War II by

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Hannah Buckley

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features works of art by local group, Example, and takes its inspiration from objects on display in the museum. Hannah Buckley was drawn to a collection of drawings by Red Cross nurse Mollie Lentaigne. Lentaigne worked at the Queen Victoria Hospital as a medical artist for

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Susan Dodds

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features works of art by local group, Example, and takes its inspiration from objects on display in the museum. Susan Dodds chose as her object a beautiful and intricately wrought silver trophy. Made in India, the trophy is decorated with foliage scrolls and four hunting scenes

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Focussing on Townscape artists: Sheri Gee

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features work by local group, Example, taking inspiration from an object in the museum. In this post, we look at Sheri Gee’s choice, the cross-stitch sampler sewn by a ten year old girl from Baldwins Hill School in 1878. Sheri Gee’s interest was piqued by the

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Focussing on Townscape Artists: Jackie Watkins

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features work by local group, Example, taking inspiration from an object in the museum. In choosing the iconic 1960s rotary dial telephone, Jackie Watkins felt inspired by personal memories of home and the installation of the first family telephone in early 1970. It’s easy to take

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Focussing on Townscape Artists: Harriet Brigdale

Our latest exhibition, Townscape, features artwork by local group, Example, taking inspiration from an object in the museum. Over the next few weeks we will be focussing on one of these artists, the object they chose and the reason for that choice. Harriet Brigdale SGFA saw a carpet beater in

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Townscape 2016 is officially opened by Town Mayor Cllr Bob Mainstone

Last Friday our latest special exhibition ‘Townscape 2016’ was officially opened by Town Mayor Cllr Bob Mainstone. Townscape displays work by East Grinstead’s contemporary artist group ‘Example’ who have ‘reframed local history’ by creating unique responses, in their artistic medium of choice, to items from the Museum’s collection. Cllr Mainstone

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‘Townscape’ Contemporary Art Exhibition 2016: Reframing local history by volunteer Collection Assistant Geraldine Dorel Ashby

Our new special exhibition ‘Townscape’ which has been created in collaboration with the local contemporary artist group, Example, has now opened. The exhibition is not only a surprise but also an artistic endeavour which centres around the collection held by the museum. Several objects from the museum’s collection have been

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