Crawley has been around since Roman times, but it grew substantially after the Second World War to absorb people from bombed-out parts of London, some 30 miles north. Its St. John's Church was constructed in the 13th century. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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In A British Town Full Of EU Workers, Brexit Vote Brings Uncertainty

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Listen to NPR Special Coverage: Obama's Years

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A man wears an anti-immigration T-shirt at the Armed Forces Day Parade in Romford, England on Saturday. Many of those who voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union cited increased immigration as a reason. AP hide caption

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Brexit Fallout: Anxious Immigrants, Backtracking Politicians

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Donald Trump delivers a speech as he officially opens his Trump Turnberry hotel and golf resort in Scotland on Friday. Donald Trump hailed Britain's vote to leave the EU as "fantastic" shortly after arriving in Scotland. Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Writer Chris Cleave says the U.K. is "a smaller island that needs friends." James Emmett/Courtesy of ChrisCleave.com hide caption

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Novelist Chris Cleave On 'Brexit': 'We've Just Shot Ourselves In Both Feet'

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Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, poses after placing a bet that Britain will vote to leave the European Union in Thursday's referendum known as the Brexit. Britain's bookmakers, who have done better than pollsters in recent British ballots, say the odds favor Britain staying in the E.U. Michael Tubi/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama speaks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Concerns about a possible "Brexit" were floating in the air as British investors met with state economic teams at the two-day summit. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Men wearing pro-Brexit T-shirts at an event in London on May 11. Polls show that older voters are more like to vote for the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, while younger voters are more likely to cast ballots to stay in the EU. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Brexit Vote Reveals The Generation Gap In The United Kingdom

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Archaeological conservator Luisa Duarte holds a Roman waxed writing tablet at Bloomberg's London offices on Wednesday. This tablet contains the earliest written reference to London, dated A.D. 65-80; it reads "Londinio Mogontio" --€” that is, "in London, to Mogontius." Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Roman Borisovich is a Russian banker-turned-anti-corruption activist and founder of ClampK, the Campaign for Legislation Against Money-laundering in Property by Kleptocrats. Here Borisovich stands in front of a multi-million dollar London house owned by Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian billionaire indicted in the U.S. for money-laundering. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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As The Global Rich Buy Up London Homes, Britons Ask If The Money Is Legit

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"As a farmer," says Will Dickinson, "I want to stay in business." He plans to vote next month to stay in the EU, in part because of the farm subsidies he receives from the European Union. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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For Some U.K. Farmers, Business Looks Better Without 'Brexit'

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Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman (left) decorates Nicholas Winton with the Czech Republic's highest decoration, The Order of the White Lion, in Prague, on Oct. 28, 2014. Winton, a British citizen who died last year at age 106, saved 669 mostly Jewish children from the Nazis by transporting them out of Prague to Great Britain in 1939. Petr David Josek/AP hide caption

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'Britain's Schindler' Is Remembered By Those He Saved From The Nazis

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Krzystof Przadak, a Polish builder who has lived in Britain for 12 years, at a house he's renovating in a London suburb. Przadak says he now earns 10 times what he did in Poland, but he's uncertain what will happen to him and other Poles in Britain if the U.K. votes to leave the EU on June 23. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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If Britain Leaves The EU, What Happens To The 'Polish Plumber?'

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