Crawley History

  • 300 More Old Crawley Shops A-Z

    We asked the ‘Memories of Crawley‘ Facebook Group to add to our list of 10 old Crawley shops and they delivered! Here’s 150+ more shops that used to be located in...

  • 10 Old Crawley Stores We All Used To Shop In

    Queens Square and the rest of the town centre has been completely transformed in recent years with many new chains taking over store space. Here’s a quick list of 10 old...

  • St Margaret’s Church – Ifield

    This week we profile St Margaret’s Church in Ifield as Revd Simon Newham talks about the church’s past. What site of Crawley History would you like to know more about?  

  • Horse in Horsham

    Why Is Horsham Called Horsham?

    Picture the sound of clicking hooves and the whinny of horses, the blowing of soft winds and the chinking of time-forgotten coins, Horse Ham, as it was known then, was a...

  • BBC Presenter, Dan Walker, talks about his time in Crawley

    We popped into New Broadcasting House to chat with Football Focus presenter, Dan Walker, who was born and raised in the town. We will be speaking to some more familiar, local faces...

  • History Profile – Ifield Mill

    We popped in to speak to Ted Henbery and Mary Wood to learn about the discovery and redevelopment of Ifield Mill.   History of Ifield Mill The Ifield Mill is located...

  • Why is Crawley called Crawley?

    Imagine fields and green forest, tall trees on which the blackest of crows built their nests…you are imagining a place called ‘Crow’s Leah’ (pronounced ‘lee’). Named by The Saxons, ‘Crow’s Leah’,...