Geoffrey Eagling

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Historian and Author

Geoffrey has researched on the history of the Brighton Institution from its early days, in 1840, to when it was evacuated to Wivelsfield Green Farm, Sussex, in 1941. He has chosen the Deaf Culture Day for the former Deaf Easternians, when a blue commemorative plaque is unveiled on the building that was the site of the former Institution. Over 1,000 deaf pupils were educated there under four different headmasters.

Geoffrey has published several pages on this website and is writing a book in the Brighton Institution. He has written several other books including Sir Arthur Henderson Fairbairn, who once resided in Hove.

This page was added on 19/03/2010.
Comments about this page

I am interesting about victorian school for the deaf children. My late father who went this school. His name is William John Tutte. If you know what name of this school? I remember He told me the school called "DENE" and I am not sure. I haven't photo of my late father in this school. Regards Joan

By Joan Maybank
On 17/12/2012

Regarding Joan Maybank's message above mentioning 'Dene' school, it may mean that the school was named as 'Dene Hollow' at London Rd, Burgess Hill, Sussex. This school was run by Mary Hare. This school building was demolished and was replaced by a Supermarket.

By Christopher Marsh
On 16/09/2014

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