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The Crawley Bobby Dazzlers were started by Vi and Bob Leake in 1982 when their daughter Jenny wanted to create her own majorette corps. Throughout the 1980s Jenny, Vi and Bob led the troop to competitions, public displays and of course Crawley Carnivals. They were successful in competitions winning both…
Number Unknown - Crawley Town Bankstand Postcard -1989
A festival of nuclear disarmament and art, poetry, prose, music, badges, leaflets, peace and love when CND had the band stand booked for a whole Saturday in 1980 or thereabouts somehow I was selected to be in charge of music.  I managed to get a band from London booked for…
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I put on quite a few gigs between 2010 – 2015 in Crawley. I did a hip hop night at The Hoppers, and put on various band nights, punk, alternative and rock at the Snooty Fox, Black Dog, the Railway, the Imperial and anywhere else that would have me. I…
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As part of the January 2021 RightHere festival we were planning to display work by Crawley Writers’ Circle in the museum. As lockdown means this hasn’t been possible we have made videos of some of their poetry being read out loud.You can also buy their book of writings about lockdown…
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As part of our Music in Crawley exhibition, Heather Eves was planning to come and play the ‘cello for us in January 2021. Unfortunately this wasn’t possibly due to Covid-19 and the national lockdown. So instead Heather made us this lovely video. We hope you enjoy it.
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As the museum is currently closed to the public we’ve made some videos so that people can see some of the objects and photographs from our Music in Crawley exhibition. We hope you enjoy them. Due to music copyright the videos are silent, but we’ve also created a playlist of…
Crawley record
In the early part of the 20th century it was common for cycle shops to also sell gramophones and records. Kirkman’s was in Crawley Square from the 1930s until the 1950s. They then moved to 40 The Broadway. The Square was the buildings that stood in the middle of the…
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We arrived in Crawley to set up home immediately after our marriage in September 1967. At that time Crawley still had that intangible ‘New Town’ feel to it. We have both qualified as librarians that summer. David became Technical Librarian at APV on Manor Royal, whilst I took up the…
Pound Hill Parade
Moving to Crawley New Town from Twickenham in an upstairs flat over a shop was WONDERFUL. In those days we actually had a choice of three 3 bedroom houses in Pound Hill, the area chosen by hubby who had to travel daily to work, till “our turn”. Taking son Andrew,…
Nick Sexton 2018
It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that Nick Sexton passed away on 6th January 2021.    Nick had been a guiding force for the Museum since it began, and had fulfilled a variety of roles. With his wife, Angela, he took the lead in making…

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