History Society – Grace Kimmins and her Chailey Heritage

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When:
October 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
2019-10-16T20:00:00+01:00
2019-10-16T20:15:00+01:00
Where:
Victory Hall
Victory Hall
Stockcroft Rd, Balcombe, Haywards Heath RH17 6HP
UK
Cost:
Members £1; Guest £3: includes refreshments

Local author Ros Black introduces us to a remarkable, pioneering woman – Grace Kimmins – who worked tirelessly in the slums of London before setting up her innovative craft school for disabled youngsters at Chailey. With some wonderful old photographs
and film footage, Ros takes us through Chailey’s growth, its work during 2 World Wars, Grace’s flair for fundraising and her  distress at the takeover by the NHS in 1948.

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