A team of workers from Crawley Homes unearthed an old treasure while clearing an empty property in West Green.
The clearance team stumbled across what appeared to be part of an old steam engine in the back garden of the council property.
As the engine looked old and not like a typical piece of junk, team manager Gary Calnon did some
online research. He contacted Ray Hooley who has a website dedicated to Ruston & Hornsby engines with some photographs of the engine to ask him what it was and if he could find a home for it.
Ray informed him that the machine was a Ruston & Hornsby petrol- paraffin engine, 4.5 or 6.5hp, produced around1940. He thanked Gary for not scrapping it and made some enquires with the curator at Amberley Museum.
Staff at the Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre were interested to have a look at the engine and on Monday December 12 Dave Burgess from the museum turned up with his trailer, loaded the engine onto it and took it back to the museum.
Competition to keep play areas smoke free
Children are being invited to take part in a competition to help keep their local play areas smoke free.
Crawley Wellbeing is asking school children to design a poster to discourage people from smoking in children’s play areas. The 10 winning designs will be made into permanent signs to be displayed in 30 locations across the town.
Children who submit winning entries will win an X1 Fully Loaded PE kit bag for their school containing sports equipment such as skipping ropes, balls, racquets
and bean bags, courtesy of Crawley Wellbeing and NHS West Sussex’s Smoke Free service. The individual winners will also win a Cineworld cinema voucher.
The poster design should promote that the play areas are a ‘non smoking area’ and must be A4 in size. Entries completed with the individual’s name, age and school on the back should be sent to Crawley Wellbeing, K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH10 1AN before Thursday March 1.
Conservation at Tilgate Park
The sessions run every Monday from February 13 during school holidays from 10am-3pm offering the chance to learn about wildlife, trees and plants through practical conservation work and improving habitats. There will also be the opportunity to do basic bush craft.
Sussex Wildlife Trust is inviting young people aged 12-16 to take part in practical conservation work in Tilgate Park.
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Action Group Organisation
The Action Group Organisation is a group of people with special needs and disabilities who promote disability awareness by producing DVDs.
Recent films include Work is our Right, Banking and Charlotte’s Journey, which promotes disability awareness on the buses.
The group also lets people know about their rights in the community and what help is available to them. It meets every
Due to a production error the wrong photos were included with our feature on Crawley Swimming Club’s Water Polo section in the last issue of Crawley Live.
We apologise for this error and now include the two photos that should have been used.
other Friday from 9.30-11.30am at Crawley Baptist Church in Crabtree Road, West Green.
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Crawley is back in
Britain in Bloom Crawley has been selected by the Royal Horticultural Society to represent the south east in the 2012 Britain in Bloom Finals.
The invitation follows the town’s recent successes in the Britain in Bloom and South and South East in Bloom competitions. In the past three years Crawley has won:
• The 2011 South and South East in Bloom Champion of Champions Award, achieving High Gold standard
• Silver Gilt and Category Winner (large town/small city) accolades at the 2010 Britain in Bloom Awards
• The Britain in Bloom 2010 Community Award for Let’s FACE it!
• Gold and category winner prizes (large town/small city) at the 2010 South and South East in Bloom Awards
• Gold and category winner prizes (town centre and large town/small city) at the 2009 South and South East in Bloom Awards.
Crawley will compete in the small city category next year. Judging will take place during the first two weeks of August and the awards ceremony will be held in Guernsey on October 6.
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