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England’s sleepy ‘Scientology town’ | BCC Travel

England’s sleepy ‘Scientology town’ | BCC Travel
By Ben Gamble, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14380068

Sussex market town of East Grinstead was known to be the home of various religions. One of which is the Church of Scientology founded by L. Ron. Hubbard. Saint Hill Manor, southwest of the town, was Scientology’s worldwide quarters until 1967. Other notable religions are Rosicrucian and Opus Dei. To the south of East Grinstead, you will find the famous Pooh Sticks Bridge and the Ashdown Forest which is rumored to be a place of warlocks, spies, and Nazis. The town’s Queen Victoria Hospital was the site of pioneering plastic surgery by Sir Archibald McIndoe during World War II. His innovations in the field of cosmetic surgery became foundational to the field and gave new hope for dozens of airmen who had suffered horrific burns and other injuries in combat.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20210103-englands-sleepy-scientology-town?ocid=global_travel_rss&referer=https%3A%2F%2Ffeedly.com%2F