From £5.00 - Thursday 12 March 2020

Event Details

About the talk:

Sir Archibald McIndoe was based at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, during W.W.II. An eminent plastic surgeon he pioneered techniques in plastic surgery rebuilding the bodies of the airmen who had suffered horrific burns. These men formed a club called the Guinea Pig Club and their story is commemorated in an exhibition at East Grinstead Museum.

 

McIndoe not only rebuilt the airmen’s bodies but gave them hope and helped then heal mentally. The town of East Grinstead played its part by welcoming these men and taking the recovering airmen to their hearts and became known as “The town that didn’t stare.

 

 

About Alex Sewell:

Alex Sewell is a volunteer speaker and delivers a highly interesting talk with lots of photos and audio clips bringing the McIndoe story alive. His talk has received many favourable reviews and one society recently said the presentation had been the best  they had seen in a long time.

Please come along to the East Grinstead Museum and enjoy what promises to be a fascinating talk – 7.30.pm

£5 payable on the door.

When is it?

Start

20:30 on Thursday 12 Mar 2020

End

22:00 on Thursday 12 Mar 2020

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Venue Details

Location

East Grinstead Museum
Old Market Yard, Cantelupe Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3BJ

Ticket Price

From £5 per person

No concessions available

Organiser Details

Organisation

East Grinstead Museum
Old Market Yard, Cantelupe Road,
East Grinstead, RH19 3BJ

Contact

Colin Chester
Museum Manager

Telephone: 01342302233
Email: manager@eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk
Website: www.eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk