|Pipe Organ of the Church|
|The Olde homes of High Street in East Grinstead|
|Doors of old|
|Sir Archibald McIndoe ~ Surgeon 1900-1960|
Sir Archibald McIndoe was a plastic surgeon who worked at the burns unit of Queen Victoria’s Hospital during WW11. He had no book to guide him through his treatments of the burn victims but by the end of the war had successfully treated 649 victims, 57% were British and 27% were Canadian. The Guinea Pig Club was so named due to the lack of necessary information necessasry for burn treatments and to this day is a chapter of important history of East Grinstead. My sister wrote: "As kids we were used to seeing very badly disfigured men who were going through their treatment. They used to come onto the estate where I lived to the shop to buy their ciggies and papers etc and us kids never thought anything of it. When the pub was built it was called called the Guinea Pig across the road from the church." East Grinstead became "the town that did not stare".
|The Cenotaph in East Grinstead, Sussex|
|Estates and green fields of Ashurst Wood, Sussex|
|Ashurst Wood, England|
Then we visit the ‘downtown’ heart of Ashurst Wood village before walking back home. This quaint village offers many things, as most villages do. It has a school, community center, post office, general store, several little shops and services and a pub that we have yet to visit. We will have to add that to the list for our next visit. In the meantime, we shall enjoy the memories of our visits to the UK and will share those special times on the blog.