Miss Susan Collie
Husborne Crawley Resident
1920 - 1932
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The obituary from the 18th June, 1932 also described other activities that Miss Collie organised for the community:
She also made herself largely responsible for the children's summer treat, organised and taught the children folk dancing on a memorable occasion and on another took entire management of a children's open air play in connection with the Fleete Deanery missionary festival. She gave generous donation as well as advice in connection with the Children's Recreation Ground and supported the Parish Council in the annual children's sports.

Her other parochial activites included the management of the Village Clothing Club. She was on the Committee of the District Nursing Association and for a number of years had organised an annual jumble sale which always raised from £30 to £40 for parochial purposes. Her personal hobbies were gardening and poultry keeping. She supervised and helped in making the garden and orchard at Crawley Hall a delightlful homestead, where "Ned", the donkey and a wonderful cat were great favourites, not only with their mistress but also with the many visitors. The fire which burned a good portion of her residence a year or two ago was a great grief to her, but the occasion produced a remarkable outbursts of affection and sympathy from the villagers and everything possible for her comfort was done. The Duke and Duchess of Bedford were personal friends and a temporary home was found for her at Froxfield, where the Duchess visited her during the rebuilding of Crawley Hall.

Funeral and Memorial Service
The funeral which took place at Husborne Crawley yesterday was largely attended. The cortege was met at the church gates by the Rev. A. Rust and the service opened with the singing of the hymn "O God, our help in ages past". The choir comprised twenty five scholars of the Girls High School and several girls from Husborne Crawley Council School. Mrs. Rust, the organist played the Nune Dimittis as the cortege went to the churchyard, where the coffin was lowered into a grave lined with white lilac, evergreens and roses.