Chester Smolski


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An image of one of the factories built in Crawley. After 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.


University of London. "Crawley New Town: Economic History." British History Online, 2015, Accessed 06 Oct. 2016.


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Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, MSS-0041, Special Collections, James P. Adams Library, Rhode Island College.


manufacturing, industry, factory, new towns