The result of the election is announced at the Railway Hotel
One of the most interesting ways to approach local history is through the memories of those who were there. While taking into account the vagaries of memory, reminiscences of the past provide a unique source of information for the historian. In the case of Crawley before the First World War,…
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My father, Anthony Stoker, was the eleventh child of a devout Catholic Irish immigrant couple living in Southport, Lancashire. He was born in May 1918, but his mother died six months later, during the Spanish Flu pandemic. His father was unable to cope with a new baby as well as…
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Creepy Crawley Rough and ramp in places Surfing shops on the shopping wave People jogging, people running Swimming pools and gyms to make the world go round Enough barbers to go to the moon and back Enough coffee shops to fill your coffee needs for life With nice and fine…
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My family’s memories start with my mum taking me to be weighed at the Baby Clinic held at the Monte, I have a 1947 newspaper cutting of a party at the hall with all the mums, toddlers and babies. The announcement of Crawley being selected for a New Town was…
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Having freshly arrived at the end of 1990 from the EU on work permit visas my wife and I were promptly furnished by the Home Office with Registration Certificates, and asked to report our domicile in Crawley to the local Police. We were labelled “Aliens” which makes our kids laugh…
Tuesday 25th October 2pm ‘Great Exhibition to Great Fire: The Crystal Palace, 1851-1936’ with Philip Emery, Crystal Palace Foundation Tuesday 29th November 2pm ‘Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Poet’s Journey’ with Nikki Caxton, Curator, Horsham Museum Tuesday 31st January 2pm ‘Mark Lemon and His Circle’ with Graham Crozier Tuesday 28th February 2pm ‘Crawley and the Bomb – Reflections on Crawley…
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Come and make your own lantern at Crawley Museum this half term. Saturday 22nd, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th & Saturday 29th October 10.30 – 4pm Join us this Halloween half term for some spooktacular family fun at Crawley Museum. Have a wickedly good time as you follow our Halloween trail…
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Marion Cecilia Buckett was born on the 2nd April 1892 in Brompton Kent. She married Reginald Milton Crowe in Horsham in 1925 and they lived and worked at 57 High Street, Crawley. From 1924 – 1968 Reginald is registered as being a Print seller and Picture Frame Maker. Involved in…
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Hi all, I would like to introduce myself briefly. My name is Jan Whiley and I was born and raised in Crawley. My Maiden name was Shouler, a name that might be familiar to some of our older generations. My father was Derek Shouler who ran Modern Car Services, the…
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Ice Cream maker We can now announce that the mystery object we had on our stall at Ifield May Fayre was an… Ice Cream Maker. The machine probably from the late 19th to early 20th century was made by a Swedish company Husqvarna. The company was established in 1689 as…

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