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Museum Talk: Archibald McIndoe & the Guinea Pig Club

August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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. Thursday 8th August 2019. Book your place on the Museum website. £5 payable on the door.


Colin Chester
01342 302233


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