Crawley, Perryfield Road 1907
Memories of Crawley
I lived in Tillgate from 1945 to about 1954. Dad was Sir Malcolm Campbell's care taker on the estate, until he died, we have grate memory's growing up there, by the way our name is Morris, there was fore of us at this time, Dennis ,Bill, Pat, and myself, Mum & Dad, we lived in the old laundry cottage on the side of the lake, ...Read full memory
I too remember playing by the River Mole; great excitement when we found what we thought was a dead scorpion on the riverbank. When they we building the Three Bridges estate, they had a narrow gauge railway for moving stuff around. We used to ride on this evening & weekends after the builders had gone home! My Parents ran the Fox Hotel close to the river.
The Coach Station had a cafe (or restaurant) backing a large parking area for London to Brighton Southdown Coaches. It was sited 100 yards south of the County border opposite "Overton's" Beehive workshop on the main Brighton Road. Unfortunately accidents did occur involving coaches turning right ...Read full memory
We used to live in the stables part of the old house, when it was used as council homes. The old house was still there when we moved in. I remember it being vacant and briefly owned by a 'famous' footballer although I don't remember his name. It was a magical time for my brother and I. We played badminton in ...Read full memory