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
, and there are other larger parks throughout the town. The Memorial Gardens, on the eastern side of Queen's Square, feature art displays, children's play areas and lawns, and a plaque commemorating those who died in two Second World War bombing incidents in 1943 and 1944. Goffs Park in Southgate covers , and has lakes, boating ponds, a model railway and many other features.
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Code 363333).jpg thumb Broadfield House, which now houses the Discovery School Maintained primary and secondary schools were reorganised in 2004 following the Local Education Authority's decision to change the town's three-tier (three-tier education) system of first (First school), middle (Middle school) and secondary schools to a more standard primary secondary divide.
http: wsgfl.westsussex.gov.uk ccm navigation school-list all-establishments---by-type adult-education-centres title Adult Educational Centres accessdate 31 July 2007 publisher West Sussex County Council year 2007 work West Sussex Grid for Learning Pupils with special needs are educated at the two special schools in the town, each of which covers the full spectrum of needs: Manor Green Primary School and Manor Green College. The Discovery School, based in Broadfield House (Broadfield House, Crawley), opened in September 2011. It is one of the first free schools (Free school (England)) in the country, The free schools set to open in 2011, BBC.co.uk, 01-09-11 set up as a result of changes to the legislation on school funding by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government. The school is a Montessori school, the first state funded Montessori school in the UK, quoted as having a Christian ethos in the Anglican (Anglicanism) tradition. Free Schools opening in 2011: Discovery New School, Department for Education, 06-09-11 Crawley free school first in Sussex, The Argus, 29-01-11 Further education is provided by Central Sussex College. Opened in 1958 as Crawley Technical College, commons:Crawley
Whittington'' at the Birmingham Hippodrome from December 2010 - January 2011. Ironically, Collins had issued a cease and desist order to prevent Clary using her name in his comedy stage act in the 1980s. commons:Crawley
Water ; areas in the north of the town around Gatwick Airport are provided by Sutton & East Surrey Water; and South East Water supplies Maidenbower.
the 15th century, expanded to become a large coaching inn, taking over adjacent buildings. Eventually an annexe had to be built in the middle of the wide High Street; this survived until the 1930s.
February 2011 (1971-00) Sunshine totals are higher than many inland areas due to the southerly location of Crawley, Gatwick averaging 1,574 hours over the 1961–90 period. No data is available for the 1971-00 period, but given increases at comparable sites nearby, annual averages are likely to be in excess of 1600hrs. Snowfall is often heavier in the Sussex weald area than many other low lying parts of central and southern England due to the proximity of moisture laden southerly tracking low pressure systems bringing easterly winds and much snow to areas of South London southwards. However, again due to the southerly location of the area, with warmer air from the English channel close by, the snow is often transient as low pressure systems track north bringing in milder air, and rarely last long, with areas immediately north of the London area tending to have less accumulation, but lying for a longer duration. Rainfall is lower than the English average, but higher than many other areas of the South East. 1mm of rain or more falls on 116.7 days of the year. commons:Crawley
''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.
House, Crawley Broadfield House , opened in September 2011. It is one of the first free schools (Free school (England)) in the country, The free schools set to open in 2011, BBC.co.uk, 01-09-11 set up as a result of changes to the legislation on school funding by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition government. The school is a Montessori school, the first state funded Montessori school in the UK, quoted as having
'''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.