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« on: October 23, 2018, 21:44:41 »
CRAWLEY, 21 Oct 2018 (CUREFANSNEWS) - curefans.com members Jojo Denovan, Percy The Hedgehog and dsanchez visited last Sunday Crawley, the city where it all started for The Cure.

During their journey, the three imaginary friends noticed that besides a couple of photos of Robert in the Crawley Museum there was, sadly, not any reference to the band in the city. They explored The Cure's landmarks in Crawley such as the pub The Rocket (now renamed to "The Railway" and also without any reference to them) and several other places mentioned in Lol Tolhurst's Cured such as High Street, the bridge were Robert and Lol were chased by some neo-nazis, the Memorial Gardens, the band stand were The Cure (or probably Easy Cure) sometimes played (this band stand can be seen in the Staring At The Sea videos), the Crawley College and of course, Crawley's Train Station that probably the boys used quite a lot.

The fans committed to write to the Crawley Council some suggestions to improve The Cure's "presence" in town (for instance, in Peru there's a route about Mario Vargas Llosa that follows some of the places mentioned in his books - something like this would be nice to have in Crawley for The Cure)

Crawley College



Memorial Gardens



Band stand at Memorial Gardens



"Characters of Crawley" (Crawley Museum)



Photo of Robert Smith at the Crawley Museum



High Street



The Railway (formerly "The Rocket")



Stage at The Railway (formerly "The Rocket"), where The Cure played for the first time ever



Lol Tolhurst's Bridge (in Cured, Lol narrates how he and Bob escaped from some neo-nazis through this bridge)



Crawley Train Station







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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 09:39:32 »
Wow, that was unexpected. Thanks for the nice pictures!  :happy
So this was the first "Curefans tour" in footsteps of the band?

Gotta say the text about RS is misleading somehow (or is it my inadequate English?), makes it sound like their school used to be called "Easy Cure"?  :1f62e:
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 11:46:30 »
Wow, that was unexpected. Thanks for the nice pictures!  :happy
So this was the first "Curefans tour" in footsteps of the band?

Gotta say the text about RS is misleading somehow (or is it my inadequate English?), makes it sound like their school used to be called "Easy Cure"?  :1f62e:

Yes, correct. Will provide that feedback to the Crawley Museum.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 13:14:04 »
I enjoyed looking through these photos, thanks :) !!

Also ... Lol’s reply on Twitter was a lovely to see, and cracked me up 😂
When will The Cure visit Australia again? 

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 13:20:29 »
And what a joke that The Cure aren’t mentioned in a more significant way!!
... I just read the profiles above RS 😳 ....wtf! 
When will The Cure visit Australia again? 

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2018, 14:23:26 »
Also ... Lol’s reply on Twitter was a lovely to see, and cracked me up 😂

Hahaha... For those who did not see it, here's Lol's mention on Twitter:

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2018, 16:50:55 »
Hahaha... For those who did not see it, here's Lol's mention on Twitter

Ha ha (or should I say: LOL), very good to read this from him.  :happy
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2018, 13:37:38 »
Gotta say the text about RS is misleading somehow (or is it my inadequate English?), makes it sound like their school used to be called "Easy Cure"?  :1f62e:

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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 16:37:28 »
Nice. Maybe one day I'll have a look to proofread it.
I think my friends in south London aren't too far from Crawley (maybe we can do a pub crawl... pun absolutely intended)!
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2018, 13:19:58 »
In a related topic, Robert talks about the town (the interview is from 2012):

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How was to grow up in Crawley?

It was shit. It was like any other small town, most people are awful and some people are really good, and the really good people are my friends and...

I go there every week because my mum and dad still live in Crawley and also my wife's family lives in Crawley... I didn't know a lot of people in Crawley, it's really strange and that kind of rewrites in history about what we did and who I was... []

I f****** hated Crawley and I hate...I should not say that... I forget it goes on the Internet. I f****** love Crawley, it's excellent! Yeah, thank you Crawley.

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« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2018, 20:27:30 »
 :rofl hate it or not, it’s part of him and the town should still recognise that
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