Chester Smolski


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Looking into the town centre of Queens Square in Crawley, West Sussex. Queens Square was established in 1958 in the wake of the New Town Act of 1946. When Crawley became a new town in 1947, it was intended to be economically self-sustaining and plans for the city to become a center for the manufacturing industry were put into place. Crawley has since had a history of industrial development, building and manufacturing. Continuous growth and investment have made Crawley one of the most important business and employment centers in the South East England Region. The fountain and bandstand are seen on the right. As of 2016, the bandstand was in process of being permanently moved to Crawley's Memorial Gardens. The move is in preparation for the multi-million-dollar renovation of Queens Square.


University of London. "Crawley New Town: Economic History." British History Online, 2015, Accessed 06 Oct. 2016. Ballinger, Chris. "Council Announces Plans to Move Crawley Bandstand out of Queens Square." Crawley News, 07 Nov. 2014, Accessed 06 Oct. 2016. Lambert, Tim. "A Brief History of Crawley" British Local History, n.d., Accessed on 06 Oct. 2016.


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West Sussex

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Queens Square, Crawley RH10 1HA, UK


central places, towns, street scene, renovation, commercial streets, shops