Crawley’s Queens Square - take a look back in pictures

Queens Square has always been the focal point of the town centre.

Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 2:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th February 2019, 2:45 pm
Construction work on Queens Square and the Queensway Store

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The Queens Square clock
Len Baker working on a mosaic in Queen Square
Moving the clock from Queens Square, 1975
In 1978, Councillor June Clay suggested stocking the fountain in Queens Square with piranha fish to stop people filling it with rubbish. That didn't stop these lads from going for a paddle on a rather warm day
In 1978, six Crawley vicars held a sponsored skip in Queens Square . Pictured are the Revs Henry Pearson (Holy Trinity, Tilgate), Bob Stammers (St Mary's, Southgate) and Eric Passingham (St Richard's, Three Bridges)
Dance Days classes in Queens Square, 2015
Christmas fun in Queen Square, 2015
Pirate Day in Queens Square, 2015
International Summer Festival in Queens Square, 2015
Who remembers the astroturf? 2016
Under construction: Queens Square revamp 2017
The bandstand being prepared for its move to Memorial Gardens
Queens Square reopening entertainment, 2017