Its not often that a client asks me to go out and capture the essence of a town photographically. However today was one such occasion and I thoroughly enjoyed familiarising myself with a town that I have really only ever passed through on my way to London Gatwick Airport.
East Grinstead has to be one of the oldest and picturesque towns around this area. Whilst it sports a selection of high street shops, it has a real history, dating back to the 1400’s and beyond. The brief was to capture a series of images showing what the town and its direct surroundings have to offer and any statues notable people that resided there.
Overlooked by the historic Sackville College, is the statue of the legendary Sir Archibald McIndoe, the surgeon who gave the lives back to severely burned airmen of WWII stands proudly at the lower end of the High Street. Leading towards the main shopping area, there is a long row of beautiful buildings dating back to the 1400’s.
This leads to the shops which are in abundance and seem to have a little of everything. Furthermore, the Bluebell Railway now also runs to East Grinstead. An interesting morning and recommended as somewhere a little different to Tunbridge Wells for a wander and a coffee.