East Grinstead is a West Sussex town with a rich and fascinating history. Founded in the twelfth century by Gilbert D'Aquila, the town flourished with the opening of a bustling market in Cantelupe Road in 1884. Well-known for its many points of interest, including the historic High Street and St Swithun's church, East Grinstead has become a vibrant community and tourist destination. Its popularity continues to increase with the recent arrival of the Bluebell Railway. East Grinstead Through Time contains some of the collection of over 16,000 photographs owned by the East Grinstead Museum (seen to the right). The town's first museum opened in 1925, and moved to its current premises in 2006. Depicting buildings that are either long-gone or substantially altered, authors Dorothy Hatswell and Simon Kerr hope to evoke fond memories for longstanding residents and spark an interest in the town's history for its many visitors.