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I was born Marilyn Mutambira (nicknamed Punkie) in Rusape, a small town in what was then Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) on 23 September 1958.  Rusape We visited Rusape a lot because my dad wanted us to know our roots. The bus was old and noisy, with chickens, people selling eggs and…
Crawley Museums CIO’s 2020 AGM will be held on Tuesday 22nd September.
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We have now reopened to the public. For now, we’ll be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10.30 to 4pm. We’ve made some changes to help keep our visitors and volunteers safe, including limiting the number of visitors allowed in at any one time. We’ve also taken the opportunity…
Ifield Watermill
Ifield Watermill is believed to be the only working Watermill in West Sussex which is still powered by its original water source (the Ifield millpond). We will be open to the public on Sunday 19th July, 16th August and 20th September from 2.30pm to 5pm. In line with reopening guidance…
Ian and David on beach
By David Stoker In the early nineteen fifties few Crawley residents had their own transport beyond a bicycle; the factories on Manor Royal all had large cycle sheds and the cycle tracks beside the by-pass on the A23 or from Northgate to Manor Royal could get quite crowded at the…
Broadfield House
Book Review Broadfield House: History and Memories By Shirley Anne Cook Amazon. 167pps Local poet and author Shirley Anne Cook, has produced a fascinating, well researched and readable account of one of the hidden landmarks of the Crawley area: Broadfield House. Part social history, part memoir, the book builds upon…
Gatwick Airport. The First 50 Years
Book Review Gatwick Airport. The First 50 Years By Charles Woodley The History Press 159pps The growth of air travel has been one of the dominant social, economic and technological features of the post-war world. The role of airports has been an area of debate, especially with climate change such…
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Here are a few photos of Langley Green. Please let us know if you have any memories of Langley Green that you’d like to share? We’d also love to have a wider selection of photos in our collections – if you have any to donate please Contact Us RC Church…
The Tree
This book by well-known Crawley historian Nadine Hygate, provides a fascinating look at ‘… the oldest known survivor of the houses from the original settlement of Crawley.’ Known by a variety of names, including Crawley Place and Elm Tree Cottage, the building is today simply ‘The Tree’. Hygate provides a…
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This hand carved coat of arms was donated by the Borough Council to Crawley Museum in 1992. This version of the coat of arms was officially granted on February 8th 1957 and thus the carving dates back to the late 1950s. The cross represents the position of the town geographically…

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