Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London


On Tuesday 26th September, Ian Gledhill gave the Mid Sussex Local History Group a most interesting talk on London’s Crystal Palace.

The palace was built in Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. Remarkably, the cast iron and plate glass construction was completed in 39 days.

Crystal Palace was dismantled after the Great Exhibition and relocated to Penge Common where it remained until its destruction by fire in 1936.

We enjoyed interesting details about the two palaces from Ian’s illustrative talk and we will certainly be inviting him to speak to us again.

Featured image of Crystal Palace from Read & Co. Engravers & Printers, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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