Jon G - West Green adventure playground (2)
A Crawley Parody PreludeFree time free land free loveEverything was free It was the season for bicyclesAnd we wanted to raceOn a track with lots of featuresTough, very little grace Someone thought to ask DonBecause he had the toolsImplements borrowed fromThe councils unused pools Donald a real skivvyReady within two…
CSCMS PA4 16 What is now the entrance to the Broadwalk from the High Street
Town All these big palaces and castles The centrefold of tourism But what about that little town Now built up, the history forgotten How much i know of the Tudors, Victorians and the woes of war On such a large scale. But oh, How little i know of this local…
Queen planting tree, Queen's Square, 1958
WHERE’S THE QUEEN? When I was young I saw the Queen,Opening a building new and clean.I thought she’d be in royal gown,With jewels and sceptre, wearing crown,Like the queens in all my books;I expected Royal looks.The crowd were cheering; “Hip hooray!Oh, this is a lovely day!”Mum, excited, “There’s she is!”I…
Aerial View of Crawley July 1951 (CSCMS SG63)
THE CROW I am the crow From my perch on high I see the town below. I’ve watched you Crawley, I’ve seen you grow. From stones to iron and the age old market. The coaching stops, trains and the old racecourse Machines matching my ability to fly The New Town…
As part of our 2020 exhibition on historical writing about Crawley, we were running a writing competition and displaying the entries in our temporary exhibition space. As we then closed to the public due to Covid-19 we wanted to find a different way of sharing the writings with people, so…

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