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Old Market Yard
Cantelupe Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex RH19 3BJ

Opening Times:

Wednesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 4pm

Free Admission

Wheelchair accessible display areas and toilet.
Designated parking space for disabled motorists.

Please note that our car park requires a permit to park in. Temporary permits are available from the Welcome Desk.


Built with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and money raised by the local community, East Grinstead Museum invites you to discover the old market town and surrounding area.

The town’s first museum opened in March 1926 in the St Swithun’s Church tower under the care of the then vicar, the Reverend Golding Golding-Bird. His collection began with a set of grappling irons, stored at the Church for accessibility. The interest they sparked gave him the idea of a town museum. Its collection was small but included photographs, paintings, tokens and First World War objects, amongst others.

What our Visitors say

A hidden gem of a museum, highly recommended

John Paul

Very pleasantly surprised. Tells the story of a pioneering WWII burns hospital.

Tom Mudd

East Grinstead Museum traces the history of the town and surrounding area through displays and technology. There are facilities for research and a children’s activity corner, as well as regular exhibitions, events and activities. Open Wed to Sat 10am to 4pm and Sundays 1 to 4pm. Free admission.

Roy Henderson

This museum is really interesting. It has lots of information of local history (of course), but it also displays historical medical equipment that was used in previous years. Very welcoming staff and is actually a lovely place to go.

Georg Phillip Telemann

Amazing history within the town. Definitely worth a visit, whether you are local or not.

James Akehurst

My kids want to visit every museum now Tour guide Fran was funny, engaging, and full of fun quirky facts about the local area..

Hannah Hunter

Cannot say enough about the East Grinstead Museum experience: fun, informative, never dull, fast paced and just give an amazing perspective on the town.

Ruth Lawson

Loved the tour! This was one of the main reasons I chose to visit East Grinstead Museum.

Teresa Barrett

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Address | 2 Hamptons Mews, Felbridge, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 2ET
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Customer and Site Service professional with a proven track record in the corporate sector and hospitality industry. I am an exceptional verbal and written communicator and influencer, with strong attention to detail and a high level of accuracy. I have excellent time management and IT skills which are transferable to a broad spectrum of jobs and industries. I take satisfaction in being able to deliver an outstanding service to customers from their initial enquiry through to sales, delivery, customer support and complaint handling. I consider myself quick and keen to train and learn, self-motivated and hungry for personal growth and stimulation. I am seeking to secure a challenging and rewarding new role where I can make a positive and meaningful contribution to the success of the team and organization, alongside furthering my skillset and career.

Whitgift Independent School 2006-2013

A Level
A - Classical Civilization
A &ndash Theology
B - English Literature

A* - English Language
A* - Theology and Philosophy
A - English Literature A - History
A - Art Graphics
B - Classical Civilization
B - Maths
BB - Science (Dual Award)
B &ndash Spanish

I started a BA course at the University of Manchester from September 2013 &ndash 2015 to study Ancient History

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intercontinental hotels group | November 2016 - to date

Supervisor with leading and successful international hotel group.

&bull Working to challenging targets to ensure maximum productivity and revenue
&bull Engaging with a large volume of customers on a daily basis and ensuring complete satisfaction
&bull Liaising with senior management to discuss accounts and meet budgets
&bull Securing new bookings, handling related payments and membership agreements
&bull Working to a tight turnaround timeframe to ensure services are in place for next customer
&bull Managing customer database and making amendments on customer request
&bull Negotiating stock orders and dealing with key stakeholders and providers
&bull Handling customer complaints promptly and effectively with minimal disruption to other users
&bull Finalising and balancing the banking at close down
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&bull As the most senior member of the team, responsible for training new and junior staff in backwashing, pool testing and regulating chemical levels to comply with health and safety regulations

&bull 2019 promotion to Supervisor
&bull I have cross-trained in all managerial tasks and responsibilities and step-up to cover in the absence of management team. I am proficient in managing all aspects of the day to day function of the department to include banking, accounts, close down and security.
&bull I have also implemented a new handover system to capture and address any outstanding issues to ensure that they are resolved during the next shift.
Balmoral group | september 2015 &ndash september 2016

Sales Negotiator and Site Co-ordinator for a multi-national manufacturer and supplier of water treatment and storage systems for civil engineering, firefighting, commercial water supply, desalination and drainage, making use of the product catalogue to create and quote for bespoke water handling systems.
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&bull Working alongside the Managing and Sales Directors in sales team to secure orders and meet targets
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MIND &ndash Croydon, work experience Summer 2011 I independently researched and arranged my own work experience placement at the Croydon offices of the mental health charity, MIND. During the placement I familiarized myself with the charity&rsquos goals and mission, helped with advocacy paperwork and interacted with several of MIND&rsquos clients.
Christian Family Concern (CFC) Kids Club CFC is a charity that helps disadvantaged families by providing housing and counselling. I volunteered at the Kids Club for 2 consecutive summers and was responsible for the supervision of one disabled child, whilst also being involved in the daily operation of the club. I learnt how to care for children in a structured environment.
Café Uno &ndash Soul Survivor 2012 I volunteered to work as a Barista in one of the cafés at a Christian summer camp. I gained experience of using tills, making hot beverages and interacting with customers.

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East Grinstead

The borough of East Grinstead, part of the duchy of Lancaster since the reign of Edward III, formed a ‘liberty of itself without any intermeddling of the hundred’ of that name. According to a 1563 survey of duchy lands in Sussex, the borough had about 50 burgages, six of which were held by Sir Richard (‘Fillsack’) Sackville. Among other Sackville property in the neighbourhood was the manor of Brambletye, which became the residence of Henry Compton II, whose mother married into the family. While the fact that the Sackvilles held a number of duchy offices in Sussex obviously enhanced their influence in East Grinstead, it is interesting to see that the pattern of patronage there remained local rather than central. During a period in which there were 10 elections and six chancellors of the duchy only one example has been found of a possible central nomination, that of Reade Stafford in 1593, when (Sir) Thomas Heneage was chancellor, and, even then, Stafford’s return may have been due equally well to Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst as to Heneage. Sir Robert Cecil, appointed chancellor in October 1597, applied in September for one or both nominations. On the 14th of that month the borough wrote to tell him that he was too late: the election had already taken place.

The following MPs, in all probability, owed their return to Sackville influence: Thomas Sackville (1559), John Sackville (1563), John Jeffrey (1571), Francis Alford (1584, 1589), George Rivers (1597, 1601), Richard Baker (1597), Henry Compton II (1601), John Covert (1586). The Sackvilles were not the only family connected with both the duchy and with East Grinstead. Before he passed it over to Sir Richard Sackville, the office of steward of duchy lands in Sussex was held by the 12th Earl of Arundel, who was responsible for the return of Humphrey Lloyd (1559) and Michael Heneage (1572). Lawrence Banester (1563) was a servant of Arundel’s son-in-law, the Duke of Norfolk. Henry Berkeley I (1571) may have been nominated either by the Sackvilles or by the 12th Earl of Arundel. Though Thomas Cure (1572, 1584) was a Southwark tradesman with a court job, he had property in East Grinstead, and may have been returned twice on his own local interest. At any rate, soon after the borough was granted arms in 1572 he paid for the engraving of East Grinstead’s first seal,

for the love and goodwill that he, the said Cure, bare unto the said borough town and the inhabitants thereof.

Drew Pickesse (1586), Thomas Frere (1589) and John Shurley II (1593) were all local men.

Key Books

The landmark books on women and politics in East and Southeast Asia typically highlight the role of women’s movement or elite women political leaders. For example, Chang 2009, Edwards 2008, and Jones 2006 show how women’s activism in Taiwan, China, and South Korea, respectively, improved gender equality. Derichs and Thompson 2013 is a classic book that features dynastic female political leaders in Asia. Using ethnography or historical archival sources, authors of single-country studies delve more deeply in tracing women’s rise in national or local political power—see, for instance Dewi 2015 on Indonesia, Dalton 2015 on Japan, and Harriden 2012 on Myanmar (Burma). The main comparative or regional works on gender and politics include Fleschenberg and Derichs 2011, Bjarnegård 2013, Roces and Edwards 2010, and Iwanaga 2008.

Bjarnegård, Elin. Gender, Informal Institutions and Political Recruitment: Explaining Male Dominance in Parliamentary Representation. New York: Springer, 2013.

Unlike most studies that focus on female underrepresentation, the author takes a unique approach by focusing on male domination in parliament to demonstrate that men should be assessed as gendered beings as much as women.

Chang, Doris T. Women’s Movements in Twentieth-Century Taiwan. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

A historical study that shows how the Taiwanese women’s movement emerged, collapsed, and reemerged in line with changes in political structure.

Dalton, Emma. Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan. New York: Routledge, 2015.

An overview of gender inequality in Japanese politics. Covers a range of issues, including the role of political parties, the history of patriarchal political systems, gender policy, experiences of female politicians, and domestic movements for gender quotas.

Derichs, Claudia, and Mark R. Thompson, eds. Dynasties and Female Political Leaders in Asia: Gender, Power and Pedigree. Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2013.

A key book that traces the dynastic origins of many female leaders in Asia and the gaps between women leaders and national women’s movements. Argues that despite traditional gender stereotypes, female leaders have benefited from stereotypes such as “mothers” and “sisters.”

Dewi, Kurniawati Hastuti. Indonesian Women and Local Politics: Islam, Gender and Networks in Post-Suharto Indonesia. Singapore: National University of Singapore Press, 2015.

A contemporary account that dispels the misconception that Islam hinders women’s rights. Examines how women succeed in politics in local elections while navigating the role of Islam, networking strategies, and familial ties. Published in association with Kyoto University Press.

Edwards, Louise. Gender, Politics, and Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in China. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008.

A historical study that explores women’s suffrage, democratic activism, and feminist campaigning in China over the course of the 20th century.

Fleschenberg, Andrea, and Claudia Derichs, eds. Women and Politics in Asia: A Springboard for Democracy. Zurich: Lit Verlag, 2011.

An edited volume that examines how women seek political representation and participation. Chapters reflect on the connections between gender and democracy, the sociopolitical impacts of gender relations and ideologies, and gendered forms of political participation and agency in Asia.

Harriden, Jessica. The Authority of Influence: Women and Power in Burmese History. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2012.

Adopts an interdisciplinary approach to examine the rise of female political power from precolonial times to the present in Burma/Myanmar. Examines the concept of “family” in Burmese political culture and shows how some women gain political influence through their familial connections with powerful men, even while cultural models of “correct” female behavior have prevented most women from attaining official political positions.

Iwanaga, Kazuki, ed. Women’s Political Participation and Representation in Asia: Obstacles and Challenges. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2008.

An edited volume on the underrepresentation of women in select governments in East and Southeast Asia. Chapters focus on women as agents of change, the role of elitism in women’s political participation, and the effects of gender quotas.

Jones, Nicola. Gender and the Political Opportunities of Democratization in South Korea. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

Traces the rise in women’s movements and explores how civil society actors drove democratization in South Korea.

Roces, Mina, and Louise Edwards. Women’s Movements in Asia: Feminisms and Transnational Activism. New York: Routledge, 2010.

A study of feminism and women’s movements in twelve countries in Asia. The authors investigate how transnational factors, such as colonialism, international agencies, and women’s activism in other countries, influence local women’s movements and national feminism.

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Politicians in East Grinstead - History

East Grinstead Photographers : M-S

Professional Photographers in East Grinstead (M-S)

Henry Thomas Melville - Mrs Mary Melville - Victor E. Morris - William Page (junior) - Samuel P. L. Phillips

Henry Thomas MELVILLE (1833-1878)

Henry Thomas Melville, his wife Mary Ann, and their son Charles arrived in East Grinstead around 1870. Initially, Henry Melville was based at Grove House, West Street, East Grinstead, where he produced studio portraits and views of East Grinstead in carte-de-visite format. In the early 1870s, H. T. Melville photographed a number of Sussex churches and issued them as a series of carte-de-visite views. Melville was an experienced, professional portrait photographer and in the early 1870s the only competition he faced in East Grinstead was from coach painter Alfred John Gear, who, under the name of Alfred Francis, took photographic likenesses at a studio attached to his home in Zion Place, West Street.

When the 1871 census was taken, Henry Thomas Melville was recorded at his business premises in West Street and he is entered on the census return as a "Photographer", aged 38. At the time of the 1871 census, Henry and Mary Ann Melville had three children - Charles Albert (born 1868, Bromley), Harry George (born 1870, East Grinstead), and Herbert Percy Melville (born 1871, East Grinstead). The couple's fourth child, a daughter named Helena Alice Melville, was born during the 3rd Quarter of 1872.

Cartes-de-visite by Henry Thomas Melville

Mrs Mary Ann MELVILLE (born 1843, East Grinstead )

Mary Ann Steer was married to Henry Thomas Melville around 1865. In the late 1860s, her husband was a professional photographer with a studio in Bromley, South East London, but around 1870, the couple and their young son Charles came to live in Mary Ann's home town of East Grinstead. Henry Melville established a studio at Grove House in East Grinstead's West Street, but by 1874 he moved to Moat House in Moat Road. When Henry Melville died in early in 1878 at the age of 45, Mrs Melville took over the running of the Moat House studio. In Kelly's 1878 Post Office Directory of Sussex, Mrs Melville of Moat House is described as an "architectural, portrait, landscape, & equestrian photographer".

Cartes-de-visite by Mrs M. A. Melville

Victor E. Morris (born 1877, East Grinstead )

After his father's death, Victor Emmanuel Morris worked at the Lingfield Road Post Office Stores with his two elder sisters - Joanna Morris (born 1868, East Grinstead), the sub-postmistress, and Mary Morris (born 1870, East Grinstead).

Victor Morris shared his father's Liberal politics and Non-conformist beliefs. Victor Morris was also a Pacifist and as early as 1904, he was giving illustrated lectures on topics such as " Passive Resistance: Past and Present". When the First World War broke out in 1914, Morris became a Conscientious Objector. Facing a Tribunal on 28th October 1916, Victor Morris declared : " I believe that God alone has the right to take life and that under no circumstances whatever has a man the right to kill another person. I believe that war is immoral."

Victor Morris was also a keen photographer, using a dark room attached to the back of the store to develop his photographs. There is evidence that Morris was taking photographs in East Grinstead as early as 1896. (East Grinstead Museum holds a photograph by V. E. Morris entitled "East Grinstead Fair, High Street ", dated 1896) . Morris produced picture postcards of local views and events in East Grinstead. Morris also produced excellent photographic lantern slides. At the Edinburgh Photographic Society Exhibition of 1922, V. E. Morris was commended for three of his lantern slides - "Morning Mist in Lakeland" (Medal), "In Winter Time" (Honourable Mention) and "Bishop Redman's Tomb, Ely Cathedral" (Honourable Mention). Morris was also awarded First Prize for his lantern slides at a photographic exhibition held in Lewes in April 1923.

[ABOVE] The Lingfield Road Post Office Stores, 65 Lingfield Road, on the corner of Durkins Road, in East Grinstead.

William PAGE junior (1858-1911)

William Page senior was born at Reading, Berkshire, in 1831. At the age of twenty-four, William Page (senior) married Martha Watts ( c1828, Wargrave, Berkshire) in Reading. [Marriage of William Page and Martha Watts registered in the District of Reading during the 4th Quarter of 1855]. William and Martha Page settled in the small Berkshire village of Tilehurst, three miles north-west of Reading. The couple remained in Tilehurst for about six years or so, during which time Martha gave birth to four children - Rhoda (born 1856), William (1858), Charles Ernest (born 1860) and Alice Page (born 1861). By 1864, William Page was back in his home town of Reading, where his youngest son, Albin Page was born during 2nd Quarter of that year. The Page family were still residing in Berkshire at the time of the 1871 census, but by the end of the decade they had moved to Shoreham in Sussex.

William Page senior established a photographic studio in the High Street of Shoreham around 1878. [ William Page is listed as a photographer at High Street, Shoreham in Kelly's 1878 Directory of Sussex]. By this time most of William Page senior's children were old enough to assist him in his studio and there is evidence that all of them (with the possible exception of Charles Ernest Page) worked alongside their father his photography business. William Page senior's two daughters, Rhoda and Alice Page, were recorded as photographer's assistants in the Shoreham studio in adult life.

[ABOVE] Details of William Page and his family from the 1881 census return for New Shoreham

William Page junior in East Grinstead

Although William Page junior's occupation is not listed in the 1881 census return, we can assume that he was his father's chief assistant in the Shoreham studio until he acquired the Moat House studio in East Grinstead around 1883. The photographic studio at Moat House had previously been operated by the photographer Henry Thomas Melville (1833- 1878) and his widow, Mrs Mary Ann Melville. I have a carte-de-visite portrait, dating from around 1883, mounted on one of William Page senior's cards, but rubber-stamped with the words "William Page, Photographer, Moat House, East Grinstead." (see illustration, top right). Kelly's 1887 Directory of Sussex lists William Page senior as a photographer at East Street, Shoreham and his son William Page junior with a photographic studio in Moat Road, East Grinstead. The statement in Pike's Views and Reviews East Grinstead (c1897) that William Page was the only photographer in the town and had been established 13 years, seems to support the view that Page took over Melville's studio in Moat Road between 1883 and 1884.

In 1886, William Page, photographer of East Grinstead, married Sarah Whitten Evans (born 30th September 1854, Hardway, Hampshire), the daughter of Sarah and Henry Evans, the Chief Officer of Coastguards at Shoreham. [ Marriage of William Page registered in the Steyning District during the 4th Quarter of 1886 ].

In 1891 census, William Page and his thirty-six year old wife are recorded at 5 Moat Road, East Grinstead. William Page is described on the 1891 census return as a "Photographer", aged 33. No children are recorded in the Page household.

As the article in Pike's Views and Reviews pointed out, William Page was the only professional photographer in East Grinstead in 1897. When William Page arrived in East Grinstead around 1884, the only portrait photographer in the town was Athelstane Basebe at Oak Croft, Moat Road. The "Guide to East Grinstead and its Environs", which was published in 1885, advised its readers that there were two "photographic establishments in the town, both in Moat Road" (i.e. Basebe at Oak Croft and William Page at Moat House). In 1888, Basebe moved to Surrey with his family leaving William Page with a monopoly in the taking of photographic portraits in East Grinstead. William Page was the main photographer in East Grinstead from 1888 until his death in 1911 and his dominance in the field of studio portrait photography was rarely challenged. Rivals appeared infrequently and without great effect. Samuel Philip Lowe Phillips set up a photography studio at 36 High Street, East Grinstead, around 1895, but Page's rival left within a year or so. George Alexander Winchester was a photographer based at 61 High Street, East Grinstead, from 1899 until 1909, but he was primarily an outdoor photographer, taking group portraits on location. Arthur Harding was producing photographic views of East Grinstead during the first decade of the 20th century, but he was an amateur, part-time photographer who was a watchmaker and jeweller by profession.

Although William Page was primarily a portrait photographer, he did produce photographic views of East Grinstead. William Page provided the photographs of East Grinstead that illustrated a town guide of 1909 and from around 1905 he began to produce picture postcards of the town.

[ABOVE] The details of William Page junior's Moat House studio in East Grinstead rubber-stamped on the back of a card from his father's Shoreham studio. (c1883).

[ABOVE] A carte-de-visite portrait of a young woman by William Page of Moat House, East Grinstead, mounted on a card mount printed with the details of his father, "W. PAGE, SHOREHAM", on the front (c1883).This must be one of the first photographs taken by William Page at his East Grinstead studio, as he has rubber-stamped his new studio address of "Moat House, East Grinstead " on the back of the card (See above).

Cartes-de-visite by William Page

Views by William Page

William Page's Moat House Studio in East Grinstead

[ABOVE] An advertisement in a local trade directory for William Page's Moat Studio at 5 Moat Road, East Grinstead (c1909).

[RIGHT] A recent photograph of the building at 5 Moat Road, East Grinstead, where William Page worked as a photographer from around 1884 to 1911. Henry Thomas Melville had established a photographic studio at Moat House around 1874 and, after his death in 1878, his widow Mrs Mary Ann Melville continued as a photographer at 5 Moat Road until the studio was sold to William Page.

Samuel Philip Lowe PHILLIPS ( 1855-1934)

At the time of the 1881 census, twenty-five year old Samuel Phillips was living with his parents at the White Horse Inn, Minster-in-Thanet, and was working as a photographer. During his time in Minster, Samuel Phillips met Jane Eugenie Parsons (born 1856, Barkham, Berkshire), who was working as a barmaid in a local refreshment room. Samuel Philip Lowe Phillips married Jane Eugenie Parsons in Croydon, Surrey, during the First Quarter of 1884. Two children were born to the couple over the next four years - Maud Gertrude Phillips (born 1886, Croydon) and Dudley Carl Phillips (born 1888, Croydon).

By 1891, Samuel Philip Lowe Phillips had established two photographic studios in Croydon, Surrey. Kelly's 1891 Directory of Surrey lists Samuel Philip Lowe Phillips as a photographer at 15 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon & 52 North End, Croydon. The 1891 census records Samuel, his wife ( who gives her first name as Eugenie) and their two children, at 15 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon. Samuel P. L. Phillips is entered on the census return as a "Photographer", aged 35. Samuel Phillip's main studio was at Oxford House, 15 Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, near East Croydon Station. Phillips was still operating as a photographer at Oxford House, Cherry Orchard Road, Croydon, in 1896, but the studio address in North End had changed from No. 52 to 54a North End, Croydon. Phillips later ran a photographic studio at 147, North End, Croydon.

In the early 1890s, Samuel Philip Lowe Phillips began to expand his business by opening branch studios in South Norwood (a district in Croydon) and Upper Tooting in S. W. London. Around 1894, Phillips opened a branch studio in East Grinstead. Kelly's Post Office Directory of Sussex, published in 1895, lists photographer S. P. L. Phillips, at 36 High Street, East Grinstead. Samuel Phillips' presence in East Grinstead was brief and his studio in the town was not listed in Kelly's 1899 Directory of Sussex.

Samuel Philip Lowe Phillips was based in Croydon for most of his photographic career. The 1901 census shows Samuel Phillips living with his family at 24 Oakfield Road, Croydon. Phillips is entered on the census return as a 44 year old photographer and, as he did at the time of the previous census, he informed the enumerator that he was born in Romsey, Hampshire.

From around 1905 to 1932, Samuel P. L. Phillips operated photographic studios in Lewisham in South East London. From 1906 to 1911, S. P. L. Phillips ran a studio at 1 Station Buildings, Catford Road, Lewisham. Around 1912, Phillips moved to 2 Ringstead Road, Lewisham and this studio carried his name until 1932.

Samuel Philip Lowe Phillips died at his home in Croydon in 1934.

A special thank you to Martin Hayes, County Local Studies Librarian of the West Sussex County Council Library Service. Thanks to Rachel Hurst of East Grinstead Museum for permission to use the photographs of East Grinstead. I am indebted to David Gould, the late Ron Michell and Michael J. Leppard for their work on the photographs and history East Grinstead. Thanks to my brother John Simkin of Spartacus Educational for his research into the life of Victor Morris during the First World War period.

Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead has been voted the 'best for children' in the UK

Queen Victoria Hospital has scored top marks in a national survey of young patients.

The Care Quality Commission’s children and young people’s inpatient and day case survey, published on Tuesday (November 28) analysed feedback from nearly 35,000 patients who received care in 132 NHS trusts.

A total of 11,166 young patients aged 8-15 responded to the survey, with parents and carers of children aged 0-15 years also sharing their experiences.

Two scores were given for each trust – one for the age category 15 days to seven years old, and one for the group eight to 15 years.

Queen Victoria Hospital achieved the highest band in both categories – the only acute trust to come top for both older and younger children.

The average number of 10 out of 10 responses in the age category 0-7 was 74 responses, with QVH scoring 88 and in the age category 8-15 the average was 75 and QVH scored 87.

The hospital also had an above average response rate.

Most impressive is the fact that out of 25 of the 63 questions asked, the hospital was the highest scoring hospital nationally.

Parents were asked questions such as whether the staff at the trust worked well together and if there was confidence and trust with those working with their children.

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Children aged between eight and 15 meanwhile were asked if there was enough for them to do in hospital and if they were given advice on how to look after themselves when they went home.

Jo Thomas, director of nursing, said: “We’re delighted to have achieved the highest banding for both age categories in this latest children and young people’s survey.

"QVH is an excellent hospital and I’d like to thank all of our staff, particularly those on our children’s ward, Peanut, for their commitment and dedication to the children and young people we care for.”


I thank Laura Hein and Mark Selden for helpful comments on earlier versions of this article.

For concrete examples of how this relational dynamic of East Asia’s history problem works, see Mikyoung Kim, “Myth and Fact in Northeast Asia’s History Textbook Controversies,” Japan Focus , Aug. 1, 2008 Jeff Kingston, “Nanjing’s Massacre Memorial: Renovating War Memory in Nanjing and Tokyo,” Japan Focus , Aug. 1, 2008

Ulrich Beck and Natan Sznaider, “Unpacking Cosmopolitanism for the Social Sciences: A Research Agenda,” British Journal of Sociology 57, no. 1 (2006): 1–23.

Saito Kazuharu, Chūgoku rekishi kyōkasho to Higashi Ajia rekishi taiwa: Nicchūkan sangoku kyōtsu kyōzai zukuri no genba kara (Tokyo: Kadensha, 2008).

Roger Friedland and Robert R. Alford, “Bringing Society Back In: Symbols, Practices, and Institutional Contradictions,” in The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis , ed. Walter W. Powell and Paul J. DiMaggio (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991), 232–263.

Herbert C. Kelman, “Reconciliation as Identity Change: A Social-Psychological Perspective,” in From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation , ed. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), 119–120, emphasis in original.

Kuan-Hsing Chen, Asia as Method: Toward Deimperialization (Durham: Duke University Press, 2010).

For example, see how conservative politicians discussed the 2007 U.S. House of Representatives House Resolution 121 at the House of Representatives Cabinet Committee, March 28, 2007.

Lisa Yoneyama, Cold War Ruins: Transpacific Critique of American Justice and Japanese War Crimes (Durham: Duke University Press, 2016).

Mark Selden has also shown how East Asia’s history problem needs to be contextualized in Asia-Pacific, including the United States. “Japanese and American War Atrocities, Historical Memory and Reconciliation: World War II to Today,” Japan Focus , April 1, 2008

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