Crystal Palace

This huge temple of glass house the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Kensington Gardens in central London, and was then moved to the high ridge overlooking south London, to which area it gave its name. In LONDON, it forms part of the story in 'The Crystal Palace', 'The suffragette', and 'The Blitz'.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1890, nine-year-old Daisy Ashford wrote a novel and never showed it to the world. It was only after her mother’s death some twenty-eight years later, when she was sorting through old papers with her sisters, that she found the manuscript in a drawer. After the manuscript found its way to publishers, the book – The Young Visiters – came out in 1919, (yes, that is how the title was spelled) to great acclaim. After the book went into several editions, Daisy bought a farm with her earnings, commenting, “I like fresh air and royalty cheques”.




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