Title ID 12207Collection ID1658
Title[Guinea Pig Club Reunions 1976 to 1978]
CollectionThe Guinea Pig Club
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent Artist/Film-makerNon-fictionCelebration
ThemeWartime And Military Leisure
KeywordsArmed Forces Clothing Clubs Commemorative Events Disabled Persons Second World War (1939-1945) Leisure Time Activities
LocalEast Grinstead Felbridge
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionThe Guinea Pig Club
FormatSuper 8mm Colour Silent
Duration17 min. 26 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


Film of the reunions of the Guinea Pig Club who's members had received reconstructive plastic surgery at the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. The reunions held on 1976, 1977 and 1978 show the group, with their families chatting and drinking outside at the Bahama Bar in the Feldbridge Hotel. In a subsequent year the club meet at the Copthorne Hotel.

Related resources

See the West Sussex Record Office Blog on The Guinea Pig Club, written by Joanna McConville - Project Archivist

A collection – comprising several thousand objects including equipment, surgical instruments and prostheses, photographs, paintings and other memorabilia from the time of Sir Archibald McIndoe can be found at East Grinstead Museum.