I moved to Crawley fifteen years ago, having lived in Manchester for five years before doing so, and the first 31 years of my life in Leicester. I had pre-conceived ideas of what Crawley as a new town would be like. When I was small I had relatives in Milton…
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…
CSCMS PA4 29 Postcard showing the George Hotel
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.…
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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…

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