East Grinstead introduces new history trail

A town council is introducing a new history trail to help people learn more about the vilage.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 3:24 pm
East Grinstead Town Council has introduced a history trail SUS-210513-135703001

Following the Station to Statue route, East Grinstead Town Council has set up monoliths and heritage panels to provide historical information and walking distances to landmarks such as the museum, High Street, station and Forest Way.

A spokesman for the council said: “If this is successful we will be looking to add more to this trail linking the Worth Way and adding more information about hidden historical treasures in East Grinstead.

“As well as fun for visitors it is hoped to encourage the Bluebell Railway users to venture in to East Grinstead during their daytrips.”

Each sign will have a QR code which can be scanned with a smart phone, which will link you directly to a page on the Visit East Grinstead website or the museum to tell you more about the spot.

There is also a digital map embedded on the Visit East Grinstead website which will advise of the route and the stops along the way.

The initial phase has five monoliths at the station, two on London Road, the statue and the entrance to the Forest Way, and five heritage panels at St Leonards Park, Whitehall Buildings, Sackville House, Sackville College and McIndoe Statue. 

Councillor Helen Farren, chairman of the Amenities and Tourism Committee, said: “As we start to open up again, we hope this trail will encourage people to explore our towns diverse history.”

The links will all go through to www.visiteastgrinstead.com or www.eastgrinsteadmuseum.org.uk.