Tribute to HRH PRINCE PHILLIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021

HRH PRINCE PHILLIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021 As Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, it is with great sadness on hearing the news of the passing of our late President HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Since taken over as President in 1961, following the death of Sir Archibald

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Tribute to HRH PRINCE PHILLIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021

HRH PRINCE PHILLIP  DUKE OF EDINBURGH 1921 -2021 As Secretary of the Guinea Pig Club, it is with great sadness on hearing the news of the passing of our late President HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Since taken over as President in 1961, following the death of Sir Archibald

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Tributes to the Guinea Pig Club

Tributes to the Guinea Pig Club As part of the Guinea Pig Club’s 80th Anniversary in 2021, Bob Marchant, the Secretary of the Club, looks at the many ways the Club is commemorated. As we are now entering the year 2021 , it will see the 80th Anniversary of the

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Dame Vera Lynn and the Guinea Pig Club

As we remember the life and work of Dame Vera Lynn, Guinea Pig Club Secretary Robert Marchant recalls her work with the Guinea Pigs: "From her first visit to the Queen Victoria Hospital in 1941, when visiting the burnt airman under the care of Archibald McIndoe and his team, Dame

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Rainbow Quiz

The Rainbow has been a symbol of hope since the time of Noah. In today’s pandemic it has reappeared in many windows. My Rainbow quiz was to be used at a Friends’ fundraising event this Spring, which cannot, now, take place. I thought that some of you could occupy a

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Memories of VE Day

Local Historian and resident Dorothy Hatswell remembers VE Day This month sees the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe. May 8th 1945, was the date on which the German army finally surrendered to the Allied forces. VE Day, stands for Victory in Europe. When

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Mollie Lentaigne celebrates her 100th Birthday

Mollie Lock (nee Lentaigne) was a VAD Red Cross Nurse, who became a Medical Artist working with Sir Archibald McIndoe doing her time at the Queen Victoria Hospital during the war years. Mollie met McIndoe at a party where she was attempting to draw him. He was impressed by her

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McIndoe after the Second World War

Archibald McIndoe after the Second World War With the end of the Second World War in 1945,  Archibald McIndoe showed no interest in slowing down his heavy workload at the Queen Victoria Hospital. He was knighted in the honours list in June 1947 and that year’s annual dinner of the

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Sad news for the Guinea Pig Club

We are saddened to report the recent passing of both Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mounsdon, and Eric Pearce, who were both members of the Guinea Pig Club. Maurice served in the RAF during the Battle of Britain, receiving burns to his arms and legs after being forced to bail from his

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Handmade by Volunteers

Looking for special gift for your loved one for Xmas?     You can find something in our museum shop. Beautiful, all individually handmade by our talented volunteers.     Every purchase from our shop would support our museum. There is something for everyone.        

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