This new page by Jeremy Palmer describes the life and career of John Sargrove, pioneer of factory automation, who worked in Effingham’s Old Village Hall with his team of engineers shortly after the Second World War. The page updates the presentation previously offered in the 2020 Exhibition. It can be accessed via the Lives page …
This new page by Jeremy Palmer describes the life and career of Effingham journalist Eileen Ascroft. The page updates the presentation previously offered in the 2020 Exhibition. It can be accessed via the Lives page under Discovery.
This new page by Kay Palmer describes the experiment conducted in 1937 by The Daily Mirror, in which seven strangers were confined together for a week in an Effingham cottage – treated as a place of sanctuary – to see how well they could deal with an escape from their normal daily lives. The page …
These new pages by Jeremy Palmer describe two of Effingham’s past well-known actors, amplifying the presentations previously offered in the 2020 Exhibition. They can be accessed via the Lives page under Discovery.
The page describes the evidence we have of early Methodism in Effingham, starting with open air meetings and in due course in a purpose-built chapel completed in 1854. See https://elhg.org.uk/discovery/organisations/methodist-church/
Two new pages have been added outlining the early history of the KGV Playing Fields – view them via Locations on the Discovery page. See https://elhg.org.uk/discovery/locations/kgv-playing-fields/.