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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…
Catering at Gatwick Airport Having my own second-hand motor scooter enabled me to find part-time work at the rapidly expanding Gatwick Airport. The North Terminal of the airport and rebuilt Gatwick Racecourse station had been opened by the Queen in 1958 and throughout the 1960s it catered for the growing…
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Catering at Gatwick Airport Having my own second-hand motor scooter enabled me to find part-time work at the rapidly expanding Gatwick Airport. The North Terminal of the airport and rebuilt Gatwick Racecourse station had been opened by the Queen in 1958 and throughout the 1960s it catered for the growing…
Ted Henbery at work at the Mill
E.W.Henbery MBE 28th August 1931-13th December 2020. We are sorry to report that E.W.Henbery MBE, well known for his leadership in the restoration of Ifield Watermill has died aged 89. Known as Ted, he led a team of volunteer workers from the time soon after the land incorporating the mill…

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