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Here’s another object from our stores. If you were writing a label for it what would you put on it? Suggestions from our social media followers include: “It probably would say the best cider you can get here in Crawley where our orchards used to be our town.” “Take a…
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Here’s another object from our stores. If you were writing a label for it what would you put on it? Suggestions from our followers on social media included: “Your butter will taste better with this brilliant butter machine.” “Afore ye butter shop your servant slapped milk and whey about in…
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(Written by Graham Crozier, 2019) Painting of the Rent Strike from Crawley Museum’s collection. Painted by J.E. Fuller, 1955, Crawley. 90cm x 78cm. The Rent Strike of October 1955 has all but disappeared from the awareness of people living in Crawley today. However, it can be seen as representing an…
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Here’s another object from our stores. If you were writing a label for it what would you put on it? It doesn’t have to be serious! Comments from our followers on social media included: “Iron. Something my Mum used to spit on before she started ironing.” “Iron, often put in…
CSCMS PA4 2 The Old Toll Gate
The Old Toll House in Northgate was near the entrance to what is now Ifield Drive, at the junction with the High Street. As well as a photograph of it, we’ve recently been donated a watercolor painting, presumably based on the photo. There is no artist’s name on the painting.…
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As part of our Crawley’s Collections Revealed project (funded by Arts Council England), we’re meant to be running face to face sessions with people, looking at objects and writing labels. Obviously we can’t do the face to face bit right now, but we can still show you objects and ask…

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