Friday, 7 November 2008

East Grinstead

I've spent this past week trying to catch up on some of the housework, washing and ironing after half term last week. It hasn't been terribly exciting and hence no blog posts. However, today Mum and I went into town for a coffee at Nero's and I decided to take some photos of East Grinstead so you can have a better idea of where I live. I think we're very fortunate to live in this area and sometimes we have to take the time to look at the buildings around us and appreciate the beauty that we see. East Grinstead has a number of Tudor buildings (1485 - 1603). East Grinstead was also the halfway point for people travelling from London to the coast (Brighton, Eastbourne, etc) and we have some of the old inns still standing. I don't know all the history of the town but each time I learn a little bit more it fascinates me and I'd like to learn more. Perhaps I should take one of the walking tours. Here are some of the photos I took this morning.
Tudor buildings - now used for shops and offices
Prezzo's is one of our favourite restaurants in East Grinstead.
The Dorset Arms was one of the Inns used as a halfway house
Some of these Tudor buildings are residential and some still offices/shops
Looking along the High Street
St Swithuns church - the tower can be seen for miles around
The Lych Gate entrance to St Swithun's Church
The High Street
Caffe Nero - Yay!!! The War Memorial
Continuation of the High Street
Looking down London Road
This is the Blockbuster's store where Hugh works
And this is Waterstone's bookstore, where Claire started work on Tuesday :o)
I'll leave it at that for now and hope to update again soon.


  1. Time to stop and stare really is what we are inclined to forget to do so it is lovely to see your photographs of the town's buildings.
    Love, Mum xxx

  2. What a lovely place you live in, Rhona! I LOVE the tudor buildings!! I'm putting Caffe Nero on my list of places in the world I want to visit! ;o)

  3. So beautiful! My soul aches to see in person...someday!