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We have now reopened to the public. For now, we’ll be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10.30 to 4pm. We’ve made some changes to help keep our visitors and volunteers safe, including limiting the number of visitors allowed in at any one time. We’ve also taken the opportunity…
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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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We are aware of the fact that the content of our museum displays and the demographic of our trustees, staff and volunteers do not fully reflect the experience of people who live in Crawley. For example, most of the people in our photograph collection are white. We must do better!…
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What’s in a name of a street near to you in this town? In Southgate seventeen occupations are renowned There’s a baker, but no butcher or candlestick maker The closest being a chandler, and not a muck raker Loriners produced all sorts of items to fit on horses Saddlers provided…
The night my father met John Haigh, the acid bath murderer. Broadfield House is a Georgian mansion built in the early 1800s. It is situated on what was once the main London to Brighton Road (A23) just south of Crawley.  A long drive leads up to the house, crossing Broadfield…
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A Business Opportunity   Brighton Pavilion was built and Queen Victoria went to visit. She stopped overnight at The George Hotel. The owner rubbed his hands with glee. Frequent visits to Brighton meant regular overnight stays at his hotel. He immediately went and bought all the flowers on the market.…
FOR LAURA From the corner of the road I watched you turn into the station One of many men to go Heroes of our nation. Everywhere the talk was Of the Kaiser’s million extra men I saw you board the train Not knowing when you’d come back again. You were…
CSCMS LG12 County Primary School, Martyrs Avenue, March 1958
“I do not like thee, Doctor Fell , The reason why – I cannot tell ; But this I know , and know full well, I do not like thee, Doctor Fell”. Sometimes members of a family meet and the talk turns to their memories. On one such occasion I…
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Fields The old man started with the sentence, “When I was a child, all of this was fields.” It was a line that had been spun many times by many people over the years as they tried to explain how much their locality had changed since their youth. Most of…
CSCMS TB70 Fencing at the sports centre
Poetry in Lotion A woman, her face caged, epee in hand. Crimson lipsticked mouth, black liner eyes. Men in suits, in the background, watching her. A highly erotic image in the archive of Crawley Museum. Fencing is a sweaty business, the photo cannot be true. But I love it, and…

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