Crawley End

Chambers Milk Cart

Chambers Milk Cart

This was probably taken in the 1940s. Milkman Charlie Cane poses with Robert Chambers’ milkcart in Crawley End in front of Peacock Cottage. (From the Bruce Drury Collection)
Dormers cottage crawley end

Dormers cottage crawley end

This view of “Dormers” is probably from the 1920s or ’30s, although this view looked very similar as recently as the 1960s. The road is much wider now with modern houses on either side. The thatched building on the right no longer exists. Rather...
Crawley End 1900

Crawley End 1900

This lovely old picture from 1900 shows Crawley End.  Note no railings around Rooks Pond.  Left to right can be seen the Chapel, Chapel Cottage, Manana, Phoenix Cottage, Rose Cottage, Cobblers and Faerie Cottage. (With thanks to the Rogers family collection for this...
Crawley End Chrishall – sheep grazing

Crawley End Chrishall – sheep grazing

This unusual view (1980s) is from the field on the east side of Mill Causeway looking at the backs of the former council houses.  Rosemarie Gant (Davies) remembers driving her small first car, a renault 5, along Crawley End and meeting the sheep which were being...
Crawley End north

Crawley End north

View north: the car – an Austin 3000 – suggests this photo was taken in the 1970s and predates the building of the council houses and the little close Engleric, which now exists where the car is parked.
Rooks Pond

Rooks Pond

This photograph was taken circa 1930.    On the left is Chapel Cottage recently rethatched.  Primrose Cottage is just visible behind the telegraph pole. Cobblers, at the end of the pond, has since been extended and rendered in a peach colour. Faerie Cottage is on the...
Chapel and Cottages

Chapel and Cottages

This photograph shows the cottages that used to stand to the left of the chapel.  The photograph is taken from Wire Farm meadow in front of Faerie Cottage (and I believe thanks are due to the Rogers family for this lovely photograph). In the close up below you can...
Chapel Cottage

Chapel Cottage

Chapel Cottage where it looks like some painting is in progress… The man appears to have just painted the gate.  This postcard was posted in August 1913 to Alf and May Taylor in Peckham. “We are having lovely weather – the county is  looking nice...
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