Poets’ Corner

Inspired by the brilliant and published author David Lilburn MBE, this page is dedicated to local poets and their work.

Please feel free to send in a poem written by yourself and we will publish it (STC).

Email us at editor@crawleyhappytimes.co.uk

Click on the title to read the poem:


The Mirror Lies… by Colin Mitchell


WWW. …. by Alison Sheridan

A Poem Just For CHT …. by Alison Sheridan



The Empty Chair… by Mark Nadin

Ordinary Lad… by David Lilburn MBErow

Gone but there… by Mark Nadin

I Dreamt… by David Lilburn MBE

August 2013

Words on a cross….. by Mark Nadin

The National Arboretum… by David Lilburn MBE

Living in hell… by David Lilburn MBE

July 2013

MUM …. by Carol White

Moving on ….. by Aaron Moon (ex Royal Marine)

Husband, Son, Brother, Friend …. by Dena Richards

The Royal Marine….. by Ian Morse

Son of a Royal Marine…. by Dave Lilburn MBE

June 2013

After the guns ……. Anonymous

My Father’s Grave …… by C Kingrow

Lost …. by Mark Nadin

August 12 ……. Anonymous

Lost in the night ….. by Mark Nadin

Silent Screams … by Tommy Tomlin

A cry of pain… by Dave lilburn MBE

From Arms to Arms…… by Mark Nadin

In memory of the Deal Bombings by the IRA… by David Lilburn MBE

Sown in Battle…… by Mark Nadin

Bootneck Dream… by David Lilburn MBE

May 2013

For Drummer Lee Rigbys Son ……by Helen Buteux

Brothers Brave….. By David Lilburn MBE

Beneath the arches….. by Mark Nadin

In the sand of the desert…..by Mark Nadin

National Memorial… by David Lilburn MBE

Per Mare Per Terram – by David Lilburn MBE

April 2013

Hi Sweetheart… by David Lilburn MBE

Northern Ireland… by David Lilburn MBE

The Falkland’s 31 years on… – by David Lilburn MBE

THIRD WORLD – by Lucienne Kim Flavell

Living with PTSD (A Wife’s story) – by David Lilburn MBE

A ROOM WITH A VIEW – by Helen Oliver

MY MOSSIE 20.01.2001 – 23.03.2013 – by Olivia Lambeth

THANK YOU – By Poppy Walter, aged 6

March 2013

ROSE – by Sienna Browitt age 7row

APACHE – by Cpl Dave Windsor

CRAWLEY HAPPY TIMES….. For SHELLEY – by Olivia Lambeth

Listen To Our Shout – By Julie Hutton

A Proud Mother of a Royal Marine… by David Lilburn MBE


Matches by Lucienne Kim Flavell

Homeless in the Winter… by David Lilburn MBE

February 2013

Don’t Let It Pass You By by Olivia Lambeth

Our Nan Lucy E B Heslop by Danielle Phillips

For Jimmy McConnell by David Lilburn MBE

Dignity by David Lilburn MBE

I Had To Let Him Go by CPL Dave Windsor

January 2013

Royal Marine by CPL Dave Windsor 

Special Place by David Lilburn

The Falklands War by David Lilburn MBE

Howl by Lucienne Kim Flavell

A Cry For Help by David Lilburn MBE

Hallway To Heaven by Marlene Osmond

Memories by Lauren Robertson

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Jordan & Sullivan

Jordan and Sullivan

Welcome to Jordan & Sullivan. We are Independent Funeral Directors.

We are very proud to be members of the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)

With 25 years of funeral service experience and 22 years of customer service & management experience we have what it takes to look after your loved ones and you at a very difficult time.

We are caring and professional people who pride ourselves on the service that we offer, from your first phone call through to the funeral.

Our pupose built premises offers peace and tranquillity, beautiful chapel’s of rest and ample parking.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for help, support, care and comfort.

Telephone: 01293 881517 (24 hour service)

Fax: 01293 888382

Email: jordanandsullivan@btconnect.com

2 Peterhouse Parade, Grattons Drive, Pound Hill, Crawley, RH10 3BA


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The Hawth - December - 2017

Snow White And the Seven Dwarfs

Friday 8th December 2017 – Sunday 7th January 2018

Tickets On Sale Now!!

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Three Bridges Football Club

If you attend any of these events and wish to tell us what you thought, please feel free to comment


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We here at Crawley Happy Times are happy to attend any positive happy event. If you wish to discuss further please call 01293 572182 or email shelley@crawleyhappytimes.co.uk.

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Bespoke Home Care Ltd


Now Recruiting

We are a Family run company providing local jobs for local people with Family Values

Please only apply if you are serious as this is caring for the vulnerable and the old and if you’re not committed then this isn’t for you.

You will receive contracted Hours – Paid Leave – the opportunity of a company Pension Scheme – Full Training (including NVQ Qualifications) – Travel Allowance and the opportunity for Real Career Progression and support.

Experience is not essential but you need to be fully committed and hold either a full uk drivers licence or motorbike/moped to get around.

You may know someone who would be great at this work but they may have not had the confidence to go for it, their circumstances may have stopped them or they simply never had the opportunity.

This is a seriously rewarding opportunity so what have you got to lose?

Please contact us on 01293 270466

Email – info@bespokehomecare.co.uk

A Family Business with Family Values – recruiting for Crawley, Horsham and the surrounding areas.
Contracted Hours – Paid Leave – Pension Scheme – Full Training (including NVQ Qualifications) – Travel Allowance – The opportunity for Real Career Progression and support.
What have you got to Lose?
Contact us on 01293 270466 – email info@bespokehomecare.co.ukwww.bespokehomecare.co.uk

Because Life is for living

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Susy Radio - 103.4

Real Local Radio for Redhill, Reigate,
Horley, Gatwick and Crawley

Please Click Here to Listen Live

Tel: 01737 643089  or  07480 025 010
Email: studio@susyradio.com

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Creative Vision Promotions Ltd


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The Pelham Buckle Cafe

Monday to FridayF 7.30am to 2.00pm,

Saturday 8.00am to 2.00pm,

Sunday 9.00am to 2.00pm.

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PHS Property Maintenance

Handyman, Electrical, Plumbing, Painting, Home Security, Gardening, Tiling, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Fencing.

Please Quote “CHT” when you call Paul on 07792 542581 for No obligation quote

Unit 1 Gales Place, Three Bridges, Crawley, RH10 1QG.

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DollieBabies Knits For Newborns

“Do you knit for your local neonatal unit, babies or dolls in your family, or know someone who does?

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Ephesus - BBQ Restaurant & Meze Bar - Northgate

Ephesus has a charcoal grill that provides Freshly grilled Meat and Fish dishes

EPHESUS – BBQ & Meze Bar
Barnfield Road
Crawley RH10 8DS

Tel. 01293 52 3344


Opening Times
Open 7 Days a week
12.00pm to 23.00pm

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Hispalis Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant

107 High Stree, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1DD

Tel : 01293 514120

Email: info@hispalis.co.uk


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Salon Twelve

Amazing Choice – Amazing Pricing – Amazing Stylists

94a County Mall, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1FP

Champagne Styling, Prosecco Prices

Salontwelve is a contemporary concept salon with a unique approach to hairdressing, putting our customers in control. We offer a comprehensive range of services, at one exceptional price. Our mantra is simple, fair pricing and impeccable customer service.

We offer all customers a free consultation where our stylists will give you honest, impartial and professional advice, answering any questions you may have. So if you are in Crawley or Tonbridge, then pop into one of our town center Salons and we can get you booked in. Or if you prefer, you can use our new online booking system. Go on….treat yourself!

Tel: 01293 511660


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