This July we're planning to hold an temporary exhibition about The Cure, looking especially at their links with #Crawley. If anyone has any memories they'd like to share, or items/photos etc that they'd be willing to lend, please direct message us!— Crawley Museum (@CrawleyMuseum) January 30, 2018
Update (June 4th, 2018): Article about this in the Crawley Observer.
Can you help Crawley Museum celebrate The Cure?
They may have been less than complimentary about Crawley over the years but the lads of The Cure will be forever linked with our town, whether they like it or not. In his book, Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys, founder member Lol Tolhurst describes Crawley as “a place where it is always raining and a slate grey sky hangs over everything...a suburban swamp built around shops, schools and factories”.
A bit harsh, to be sure, but there are no hard feelings!
Growing up in Crawley clearly did them some good as they produced songs of the calibre of Boys Don’t Cry, Love Cats, Lullaby and Friday I’m In Love.
Now the newly opened Crawley Museum is planning a temporary exhibition celebrating 40 years of the group – and they need your help.
The museum, which is based at The Tree, on the corner of The Boulevard and High Street, is asking people to share any photos, flyers, tickets or posters which might have survived from the band’s early days.
They would also like to hear any memories and anecdotes people have of the new town boys who would go on to conquer the world.
Perhaps you went to St Francis Assisi School with Lol and Robert Smith, or Notre Dame School, where they met Michael Dempsey.
Were you at St Wilfrid’s School with them when they performed their first gig in December 1976 under the name Malice?
Or were you part of the Wasps (Three Bridges) football team in 1975, for whom Robert was a rather useful winger?
The museum is currently only partially open. The Cure exhibition will coincide with its full opening and will run from July 1-22. Opening times are Wednesday to Saturday 10.30am to 4pm, Sunday 2-4.30pm.
In addition it will be open on Monday July 9 and Tuesday July 10 from 10.30am to 4pm. Anyone who can help, is asked to contact the museum on 01293 539088 or by emailing Andrea (at) crawleymuseums (dot) org .