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importance. Since the Second World War, unemployment in Crawley has been low: the rate was 1.47% of the working-age population in 2003.

Reigate, Surrey issn 0961-480X page 10 date 20 February 2008 accessdate 20 February 2008 * 2D (2D (Gorillaz)), the fictional character from Damon Albarn's virtual band Gorillaz, comes from Crawley, according to the back-story created for them.

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46 km abbr on south 31,375,290 Mixed - '''Robin Goodridge''' (born '''Robin James Goodridge''', 10 September 1966, Crawley, Sussex, England) is an English (English people) musician, best known as the drummer of the rock (rock music) band (musical ensemble) Bush (Bush (band)). '''Faygate Station''' is located on the Arun Valley Line, between Littlehaven (Littlehaven railway station) and Ifield railway station

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exploration of the unusual and the unexplained. He has written many major features for the Sunday Times (The Sunday Times (UK)), and has also contributed to The Times, The Idler (The Idler (1993)), and Cornucopia magazine (Cornucopia (Magazine)), among other publications. He has frequently written about celebrities, as well as people with fringe interests and beliefs such as cult members, alien abductees and battle re-enactors. He was born in Crawley in West Sussex.

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&d 13&e 16&g 496061&i 1001x1003x1004&m 0&enc 1&dsFamilyId 789 title Population Density (UV02)—Crawley Local Authority accessdate 2 August 2007 publisher National Statistics year 2001 work Neighbourhood Statistics website (54&nbsp;persons per acre), making it the second most densely populated district in West Sussex, after Worthing. The social mix is similar to the national norm: around 50% are in the ABC1 social category (NRS social grade),<

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website Crawley's oldest church is St John the Baptist's (St John the Baptist's Church, Crawley), between the High Street and the Broadway

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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

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


has a 15th-century tower (Bell tower) (rebuilt in 1804) which originally contained four bells cast in 1724. Two were replaced by Thomas Lester of London in 1742; but in 1880 a new set of eight bells were cast and installed by the Croydon-based firm Gillett, Bland & Company.

; In 1891, a racecourse was opened on farmland at Gatwick. Built to replace a steeplechase course at Waddon near Croydon in Surrey, it was used for both steeplechase and flat racing, and held the Grand National during the years of the First World War. The course had its own railway station on the Brighton Main Line. In the early 20th century, many of the large Estate

Town. Crawley New Town: Public services last Hudson first T. P. (ed) year 1987 work Victoria County History of Sussex publisher British History Online pages 89–91 accessdate 18 February 2008 Gas was piped from Croydon, away, and a gasworks at Redhill, while the town's water supply came from the Weir Wood reservoir south of East Grinstead and another at Pease Pottage.


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.

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''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.


'''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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