The author in 1965 (© CC BY-SA 4.0 – David Stoker)
The author in 1965 (© CC BY-SA 4.0 – David Stoker) I recently returned to Crawley for the first time in more than a decade, to attend the cremation service for an old friend, Don Nunn. At the ceremony I met several other friends from my school days and afterwards…
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We have lots planned for this festive season, all the details can be found here, HOHOHO Meet Santa at Crawley Museum Come join us at Crawley Museum on various dates in December for a magical experience! Get ready to meet the jolly man himself, Santa Claus, in person! Bring your little ones along…
Bonfire & children, High St, with Shaw's (2)
“Now boys with squibs and crackers play,  And bonfires blaze turns night to day.” ‘Poor Robin’s Almanac’ dated 1677   For many people today, Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night means a chance to get together to watch fireworks, and perhaps attend a bonfire party somewhere in the community. The…
Silhouette halloween moon catchers
Join us for some spine-tingling family fun this October half-term. Available during museum opening hours Saturday 21st October 10.30 – 16.00 Wednesday 25th October 10.30 – 16.00 Thursday 26th October 10.30 – 16.00 Friday 27th October 10.30 – 16.00 Sat 28th October 10.30 – 16.00 Admission free. Suggested donation £3/person.
We have been stocking the Death of a… series by Derek Farrell in the museum shop for over a year now, but it was only recently that I got round to reading one. Having looked at the cover, I expected the story to be set in the 1920s as the…

NHS at 75

The defibrillator, bellows and Bag Valve Mask on display at Crawley Museum to celebrate 75 years of the NHS. As part of the celebrations of 75 years since the inception of the NHS I was asked to write a piece about the part of the NHS that I know most…
Bartmann Jug
Over the past few years Crawley Museum have been asked to host work experience students from schools and colleges in the surrounding area. This year we hosted 4 students over June and July. Each student came in for between 3 and 5 days depending on their school requirement and got…
The chairs which are now on display in the museum. No! These cane backed arm chairs painted in light blue with some beautiful painted flowers have a lovely local story behind them. They were owned by Alice and Frank Hyder of Three Bridges. Alice was born on the 10 May…
Pride. Credit VP Photography
I have been a part of Crawley lgbtqu since 2021, it has been such an honour to be a part of the team who brings the Pride festival to Crawley. Growing up in Crawley while I was figuring out my sexuality was quite tough, it was the time when section…
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Being involved in organising Crawley Pride and experiencing the weekend as someone who has grown up in Crawley was an amazing experience. Feeling comfortable enough to lead the ‘Sanctuary’ for other Trans people to hang out in, somewhere to relax and chill out, was a big personal accomplishment. To feel…

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