Young Socialists & David Bowie advert
We love this advert! We found it in a press cutting from February 1966. As it was just a cutting we unfortunately don’t know which newspaper it was from. The text reads “Saturday Feb 19th, 2-6pm. The Young Socialists southern regional conference. West Green Centre, Crawley. All young workers, students…
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(aka Terry Dactyl and The Dinosaurs) Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts had their beginnings at Thomas Bennett school in Crawley. Teacher Pete Gibson had set up a folk and blues club at the school, and one of his students was Graham Hine, who was already forging a bit of a…
starlight ballroom
I was lucky enough to be 16 in 1964 and I lived in Crawley . . . My friends and I were out every night of the week, I can’t remember the days but we used to go every Friday to see the bands play at Hazelwick, I don’t remember…
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Heather Eves is a cellist who has lived in Crawley since 1991. She writes: I have enjoyed many musical occasions in the town. The biggest of these has to be the Crawley Prom in the Park as a member of Sussex Symphony Orchestra. Who can forget these huge events? It…
radiogram records
I started to enjoy the Crawley dance scene when I was 14 and my best friend Ann was 13 years. My brother, Burges who was five years older, was home on leave from the Merchant Navy and he decided to take us to a Sunday night dance at Leons, we…
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While looking in our stores for things to put in our music exhibition, we came across these lyrics in a collection of music sheets from the Crawley Ladies Harmony Club. We’d love to hear it sung! If you don’t know the tune to ‘Sussex by the Sea’ you can find…
Crawley Museum Circle@4x copy
In line with government guidance, we are now closed to the public until December. We were due to open our new exhibition on Music on 5th November. While we’re closed, we’ll be sharing some of the objects, photographs and memories online instead. If you’d like to share your memories of…
marilyn county mall
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 2020.
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…

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