Read the fascinating story of Grace Kimmins, from her social work in the Bermondsey slums in the 1890s, the founding of her unique craft school for disabled boys in Chailey, Sussex in 1903, through two World Wars, to the takeover of Chailey Heritage by the NHS in 1948.
My talk at Waterstones in Haywards Heath last Friday went well, with a lively audience, many of whom had personal knowledge of Chailey Heritage. Particular thanks to the couple who brought along some fascinating Chailey memorabilia. If you happen to read this, please could you contact me by email as I seem to have mislaid your email address. Many thanks.
With the current fascination in all things pertaining to women’s suffrage, there was interest in Grace’s friendship with leading figures in both the suffragette and suffragist movements.
Scandal Salvation and Suffrage – the Amazing Women of the Temperance Movement also proved popular and can be purchased via the Buy the Books page