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Millennium Stone & Meridian Line

Millennium Stone & Meridian Line

The Millennium Year 2000 was marked by the placing of a beacon just near East Court Mansion and by the installation, on the Meridian Line, of a large block of unworked ironstone supplied by nearby Phillpots quarry, West Hoathly. In addition, terracotta markers were placed through the grounds to mark the...
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Weir Wood Reservoir Nature Reserve

Weir Wood Reservoir Nature Reserve

Weir Wood Reservoir in the Ashdown Forest is mostly water, surrounded by strips of open grassland, scrub and woodland. Low lying meadows also form part of the reserve. The western end of the reservoir is a nature reserve. The rest is used for fishing and water sports. What you will find The site covers...
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East Grinstead Museum

East Grinstead Museum

Built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and money raised by the local community, East Grinstead Museum invites you to discover the old market town and surrounding area. The town’s first museum opened in March 1926 in the St Swithun’s Church tower under the care of the then vicar, the Reverend...
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St Swithun’s Church

St Swithun’s Church

St. Swithun’s is a Grade II listed building. The site had a church since the 11th century. It was struck by lightning in 1772 and after it was rebuilt by James Wyatt it was opened in 1789. It is situated on a hill-top site near entrance to town, where in the past several tracks met. ...
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Armed Forces Day – 27th June East Court

Armed Forces Day – 27th June East Court

Armed Forces Day 11.00am at East Court Memorial. Introduction by Sqn Ldr Graeme Stagg followed by a reading of a poem by Owen Seaman, prayers lead by the Rev Clive Everett-Allen, laying of wreaths, Last Post, One minute silence, Reveille, and end with the Blessing. East Grinstead Concert band will perfo...
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Sophie Bray wants to help Great Britain seal qualification for the Rio Olympics next year

Sophie Bray wants to help Great Britain seal qualification for the Rio Olympics next year

GREAT Britain are gunning to seal their spot at the Rio Olympics this month, with East Grinstead ace Sophie Bray determined to do her job and fire her team-mates to Brazil. They head out to Valencia next week for the World League Semi Final, knowing a top-three spot there will guarantee a place at the ....
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Historical High Street Flowers

Historical High Street Flowers

A NEW floral display which encompasses moments of historical significance through local links is set to flourish in the coming weeks. The flowerbeds in East Grinstead High Street have been transformed with a splash of colour this week to mark anniversaries connected with the town and the global message...
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East Court

East Court

East Court Mansion is the Town Council’s administrative base and is set within the parkland grounds of East Court. It is an 18th Century Grade II listed building that was restored in the 1980’s by the Town Council. There is extensive free parking available adjacent to the building for hirers and visitor...
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East Grinstead Sports Club Launch Parkour

East Grinstead Sports Club Launch Parkour

Freedom Leisure’s East Grinstead Sports Club has been awarded funding by Active4All charity and from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund to launch Parkour for people aged 10 and over. The sessions are available now every Tuesday from 16:30-18:00 OR 18:15 – 19:45pm. Parko...
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Mayor opens Music and Arts Festival

Mayor opens Music and Arts Festival

TOWN Mayor Nick Hodges opened the East Grinstead and Arts Festival at Chequer Mead today. Nick, who is President of EGMAF during his year of office, wished all performers success at the Festival which is in its 47th year. Chairman Christine Mainstone welcomed all participants to Chequer Mead, particular...
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Chequer Mead

Chequer Mead

Chequer Mead is fast becoming one of the best entertainment venues in the South East. With a programme offering something for everyone, you may be pleasantly surprised at the quality of the shows, the superb acoustics and intimacy of the theatre, and more importantly the price of tickets! We are now pro...
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