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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…
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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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We are delighted to be announce that we’re delivering a new project supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The 18-month project, called “Belonging in Crawley” will run from April 2022 until September 2023. Designed to mark Crawley New Town’s 75th Anniversary year, the project…
3. Phoenix Choir at St Mary's, Nov 2018
As we entered the new millennium, Crawley had two thriving Choral Societies – Concordia Singers, formed in 1962, and The Weald Choir of Crawley, formed in 1970. Having co-existed in friendly rivalry for over 40 years, in 2016 the two choirs prepared to put on a joint concert at The…
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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…
Thumbs Up World are a wonderful organisation. They designed our children’s guide books, and also sit on our community panel. They’ve asked us to share the following message: ““My message to you”..creating a community message of hope. Please do share this we can get as many messages as possible ?. We…
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Crawley Museum shut its doors to the public in March this year due to Covid-19. The staff have been working behind the scenes, creating new website and exhibition content. We particularly like sharing memories of Crawley from local residents and would love to hear from anyone who would like their…

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