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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

Located in the heart of East Grinstead, Chequer Mead Theatre is one of the best venues for entertainment in the South East. This intimate theatre offers quality shows from musicals to stand-up comedy nights, with talks from acclaimed speakers to touring ballet productions, there are a huge selection of...
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Kingscote Valley

Kingscote Valley

       Kingscote Valley is an exciting new tourism destination consisting of 2000 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside nestled in a hidden valley surrounding East Grinstead in West Sussex. Centred around the stunning scenery of Weir Wood Reservoir there are a wide range of opportunities including fabul...
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Bluebell Railway

Bluebell Railway

Since March 2013, East Grinstead has become the northern terminus of the prestigious Bluebell Railway, the UK’s premier restored railway. There is a full programme of events through the year and frequent departures from the Bluebell’s East Grinstead platform. The fabled Golden Arrow Pullman Dining train...
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McIndoe Memorial Statue

McIndoe Memorial Statue

On Monday 9 June 2014, after 3 years of hard work and fundraising by the Steering Committee, Martin Jennings’ statue in memorial to Sir Archibald McIndoe, of Queen Victoria Hospital and Guinea Pigs fame, was unveiled by HRH the Princess Royal. The ceremony, attended by an estimated 2000 people, was foll...
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Sackville College

Sackville College

The College has been a functioning almshouse for almost 400 years, built with a bequest from the will of Robert Sackville, Earl of Dorset. His will provided money to buy land and ‘build a convenient house of brick and stone’ to be used as an almshouse. For many years part of the house was also ...
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Historic High Street

Historic High Street

The focal point of East Grinstead’s charm and old Market Town reputation is the conservation area in and around the historic High Street. It’s not too hard to find as you just have to look on the sky line and spot the tallest building, which will be the tower of St Swithun’s Church. From wherever ...
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