McIndoe Statue Unveiling

AN estimated 2,000 people filled the High Street and the lawn outside Sackville College to see Princess Anne pull the silk from Martin Jennings’ statue of Sir Archibald McIndoe.

It was a perfect day. The sun shone, the East Grinstead Concert band played wartime favourites, and every time a Guinea Pig appeared the crowd cheered.

Above all there was an almost palpable sense of pride in McIndoe, in his achievements and in being part of the town ‘that didn’t stare…’

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