Crawley

What is Crawley known for?


music training

formal music training at 12 and became a member of the RSL (Returned and Services League of Australia) Memorial Band. He also inherited a strong union (Trade union) background from his father, a plumber, and joined the Musicians Union at the age of 14, playing in annual May Day parades. In 1930 he competed in the national band competition held in Tanunda and won the brass solo competition, the “Champion of Champions”. DATE OF BIRTH 29 September 1911 PLACE OF BIRTH


blue+style

;" 4,407 - style "text-align:center; background:#ffa000;" 3 Pound Hill Orange style "text-align:center;" 1953 style "text-align:center;" 14,716 - style "text-align:center; background:#084c9e;" 4 Maidenbower Blue style "text-align:center;" 1987 style "text-align:center;" 8,070 - style "text-align:center; background:#32cd32;" 5

Furnace Green Light green style "text-align:center;" 1960 style "text-align:center;" 5,734 - style "text-align:center; background:red;" 6 Tilgate Red style "text-align:center;" 1955 style "text-align:center;" 6,198 - style "text-align:center; background:#7df9ff;" 7 Broadfield (Broadfield, West Sussex) Sky blue style "text-align:center

- style "text-align:center; background:navy;" 10 West Green (West Green, West Sussex) Dark blue style "text-align:center;" 1949 style "text-align:center;" 4,404 - style "text-align:center; background:maroon;" 11 Gossops Green Maroon style "text-align:center;" 1956 style "text-align:center;" 5,014


number special

"Argus-Fernhill-p12" and the same distance south of Horley.


green playing

Sport and leisure thumb right Entrance to the K2 Leisure Centre (File:Crawley - K2 Leisure Centre 01.JPG) thumb right Pond at Goff's Park Crawley, January 2009 (File:Pond at Goff's Park Crawley January 2009.jpg) thumb right The Memorial Gardens (File:Crawley - Memorial Park.JPG) Crawley Town F.C. is Crawley's main football (Association football) team. Formed in 1896, it moved in 1949 to a ground at Town Mead adjacent to the West Green, West Sussex West Green

playing fields. Demand for land near the town centre led to the club moving in 1997 to the new Broadfield Stadium, now owned by the borough council. As of the 2012 2013 season, Crawley Town play in the League One (Football League One), the third tier


plays+commercial

and Surrey) is an Independent Local Radio station which is owned by Global Radio (formerly GCap Media) and plays commercial, chart-oriented popular music. Broadcast and managed from studios and offices in Portslade, Brighton and Crawley, the station plays a mix of pop (Pop music), rock (Rock music) and RnB with the overall tag line being 'The station for Sussex and Surrey' - replacing Mercury FM. '''Heart Sussex''' (previously '''Southern FM''', also operating

as '''Heart Sussex for Crawley & Surrey''' in Crawley and Surrey) is an Independent Local Radio station which is owned by Global Radio (formerly GCap Media) and plays commercial, chart-oriented popular music. Broadcast and managed from studios and offices in Portslade, Brighton and Crawley, the station plays a mix of pop (Pop music), rock (Rock music) and RnB with the overall tag line being 'The station for Sussex and Surrey' - replacing Mercury FM


made+buildings

allowing one sector or firm to dominate. It did not seek to attract companies by offering financial or other incentives; instead, it set out to create the ideal conditions for industrial development to arise naturally, by providing large plots of land with room for expansion, allowing firms to build their own premises or rent ready-made buildings, and constructing a wide range of building types and sizes.


sports people

of concerns raised by council members about possible "political connotations and anti-apartheid demonstrators". In 2005, Crawley Leisure Centre was closed and replaced by a new facility, the K2 Leisure Centre, on the campus of Thomas


culture young

A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 3: Bramber Rape (North-Eastern Part) including Crawley New Town A large Cineworld cinema has since opened in the Crawley Leisure Park, which itself also includes ten-pin bowling, various restaurants and bars and a fitness centre.


releasing music

Manchester Salford , Greater Manchester, UK *Cavell Way, Maidenbower, Crawley, West Sussex, UK *Cavell Walk, Stevenage, UK '''The Cure''' are an English rock (Rock music) band formed in Crawley, West Sussex in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with frontman, vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith (Robert Smith (musician)) being the only constant member. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with its debut album ''Three Imaginary Boys'' (1979); this, along with several early singles, placed the band as part of the post-punk and New Wave (New Wave music) movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s, the band's increasingly dark and tormented music helped form the gothic rock genre. commons:Crawley


style community

Bewbush. In 2009 the closure and demolition of the Bewbush Leisure Centre and The Dorsten public house took place, with the creation of a smaller pavilion style community building next to where the leisure centre had been.

Crawley

'''Crawley''' ( and had a population of 106,597 at the time of the 2011 Census (United Kingdom Census 2011).

The area has been inhabited since the Stone Age (Three-age system), and was a centre of ironworking in Roman (Roman Britain) times. Crawley developed slowly as a market town from the 13th century, serving the surrounding villages in the Weald; its location on the main road from London to Brighton brought a passing trade, encouraging the development of coaching inns. It was connected to the railway network in the 1840s.

Gatwick Airport, now one of Britain's busiest international airports, opened on the edge of the town in the 1940s, encouraging commercial and industrial growth. After the Second World War, the British Government planned to move large numbers of people and jobs out of London and into new towns (New towns in the United Kingdom) around South East England. The New Towns Act 1946 designated Crawley as the site of one of these. A master plan was developed for the establishment of new residential, commercial, industrial and civic areas, and rapid development greatly increased the size and population of the town in a few decades.

The town comprises thirteen residential neighbourhoods based around the core of the old market town, and separated by main roads and railway lines. The nearby communities of Ifield (Ifield, Crawley), Pound Hill (Pound Hill, Crawley) and Three Bridges were absorbed into the new town at different stages of its development. As of 2009, expansion is planned in the west and northwest of the town, in co-operation with Horsham District Council (Horsham (district)). Economically, the town has developed into the main centre of industry and employment between London and the south coast of England. A large industrial area supports industries and services, many of which are connected with the airport, and the commercial and retail sectors continue to expand.

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