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…
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…
John George Haigh
Book Review of John George Haigh. The Acid Bath Murderer by Jonathan Oates Published by Pen and Sword, 214pps In February 1948 a man and woman were lured to a basement property in Leopold Road, Crawley, and there were murdered and their bodies dissolved in an oil drum filled with…

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