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?
Hard to believe, but this month of April is the 50th anniversary of the 'official' break-up of the Beatles. This author was a very timid young student at Cambridge then. But the far more worldly and talented guy who had the room across the corridor from me had a lovely girlfriend who worked for John Lennon; and one day they scooped me up and took me to Lennon's house at Ascot. The white house with the white piano. Lennon himself wasn't there, but all the same . . . Fifty years later, that day is still so vivid




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