Crookham Village has evolved around scattered ancient cottages, many of which are timber-framed. Agriculture and horticulture are important industries, and hops were grown and kiln-dried in the parish until 1974. Crookham was formerly noted for brick-making and potteries. A traditional Mummers play is performed in the village every Boxing Day.
Marnie has been Editorial Director of the Surrey and Hampshire titles for eight years. The titles were originally part of the Guardian Media Group's regional division before being sold to Trinity Mirror in 2010. Before that she worked at the BBC as a producer for 5 Live having moved to national radio from BBC Sussex and Surrey.