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  The Crystal Palace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name was later adopted by Crystal Palace Football Club and generally to denote that area of south London.
Crystal Palace was built by about 5,000 navvies who worked very hard for very little and completed their tasks quickly.
The Crystal Palace Foundation was created in 1979 to keep alive the memory and respect for this epic age in Britain's history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Crystal_Palace   (1829 words)

 Crystal Palace, London - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crystal Palace is a residential area in South London surrounding and including Crystal Palace Park, with special emphasis given to the South and West side of the park.
The ridge was used to mark boundaries, leading to the Crystal Palace area straddling the boundaries of the London Borough of Bromley, London Borough of Croydon, London Borough of Lambeth, London Borough of Southwark and the London Borough of Lewisham.
The Crystal Palace Park is situated within the Crystal Palace Ward (formerly Anerley Ward) of the London Borough of Bromley.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crystal_Palace,_London   (788 words)

 The Crystal Palace/ The Great Exhibition of 1851
The Crystal Palace itself was almost outshone by the park in which it stood, which contained a magnificent series of fountains, comprising almost 12,000 individual jets.
Crystal Palace were among the 15 teams which took part in the first FA Challenge Cup competition in 1872.
The highlight of Crystal Palace football history was the 20 FA Cup finals which were played in the grounds between 1895 and 1914.
www.victorianstation.com /palace.html   (1412 words)

 Crystal Palace Park
The Crystal Palace Park circular Tea Maze is not only London’s largest maze, but also one of the biggest in the country, being 160ft in diameter and occupying a total area of nearly 2000 square yards.
This area of the park was used as part of the Pageant of London during the Festival of Empire in 1911.
The museum is situated in the former Crystal Palace School of Engineering, established in 1872 and the only building left after the fire of 1936.
www.cocgb.dircon.co.uk /cry_pal_park.htm   (1101 words)

 ipedia.com: The Crystal Palace Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The lower is still in use today as Crystal Palace railway station, and part of the higher, which gave access to the Parade area, can also still be seen with its Italian mosaic roofing.
Crystal Palace was built by about 5,000 navvies who worked very hard for little and completed their tasks in a very short space of time.
The Crystal Palace was used as a football stadium for many years, hosting the FA Cup final from 1895 to 1914.
www.ipedia.com /the_crystal_palace.html   (1444 words)

 the Crystal Palace Foundation - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Crystal Palace, once described as the first modern building, is internationally recognised as a landmark in terms of both architecture and engineering, yet nowhere is this unique building adequately commemorated.
A conference on the restoration of the Crystal Palace dinosaurs and geological exhibits was held at the University of Greenwich in January 2002.
The Crystal Palace Foundation’s visionary proposal is unrealistic and unachievable so long as the seven-member Crystal Palace Museum Trust retains control of the Crystal Palace Museum and operates in the way described above, and so long as the Trust continues to enjoy the confidence of L B Bromley.
www.crystalpalacefoundation.org.uk /?file=local_views   (5116 words)

 Crystal Palace Campaign
The splendid "Crystal Palace", which housed the Great Exhibiton of 1851 in Hyde Park in the centre of London,was one of the most remarkable constructions of the Victorian era.
The Crystal Palace Campaign has been formed by local residents and businesses, angered by the monstrous edifice which Bromley wishes to impose on the landscape and the complete disregard for the site's history.
The Crystal Palace Act of 1990 stated that any building on the Park site should be "in the style and spirit of the former Crystal Palace".
www.victorianweb.org /history/1851/sacks.html   (736 words)

 Flying Bombs and Rocket SE20 Log
The V1 hit Anerley Park near the junction with Anerley Road, Number 3,5,7 were demolished A further 20 houses were severely damaged,84 flats and 68 houses damaged and lastly 54 houses slightly damaged.
This V1 fell in the Park behind the houses which uses to stand at 73-75 Crystal Palace Park Road, and which is now a park entrance.
The park was used by the Army and it is recorded that a quantity of stores were damaged.
www.flyingbombsandrockets.com /web_content_se20.html   (1380 words)

 This is Local London | CommuniGate | Crystal Palace Park
A 55-minute London Film Archive video by John Huntley, "The Crystal Palace is on Fire", containing archive footage from 1898 to the fire, may be purchased from the museum and local libraries.
Whilst the towers survived the 1936 fire that destroyed the Palace, fears that they might serve as landmarks for enemy bombers caused them to be demolished — in 1940 the South Tower was dismantled piece by piece to avoid damage to neighbouring property, and the North Tower was blown up on 16th April 1941.
The park, and indeed the whole surrounding area, was heavily bombed nevertheless.
www.communigate.co.uk /london/pengeforum/page9.phtml   (1293 words)

 Crystal Palace Park, S. London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
This extensive park at Sydenham is the site of the Crystal Palace when it was relocated from Hyde Park in 1854, after the Great Exhibition in 1851.
The Palace was the centrepiece of a pleasure gardens that had numerous fountains, exhibits and a sports ground that hosted the FA Cup Final for several years.
Sadly the Crystal Palace burned down in 1936 and all that remains are the terraces, a small museum that preserves the memory, some dinosaurs and a large park.
johnnyspring.tripod.com /cheapdaysout/id5.html   (465 words)

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The showcase of the exhibition was the Crystal Palace which was originally designed by Sir Joseph Paxton in only 10 days and was a huge iron framework with over a million feet of glass.
The Crystal Palace was famously destroyed by fire in 1936, to this day the cause is unknown, but an electrical fault was suspected.
This famous park in a prime location deserves to be given a new lease of life, and we must hope that the promised refurbishment will be completed in the shortest time possible.
home.clara.net /davidford/crystal_palace_park.htm   (375 words)

 London Attractions | London Parks @ London Discount Hotel - London hotels at discount prices.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Green Park was first recorded in 1554 as the place where a rebellion took place against the marriage of Mary I to Philip II of Spain.
Greenwich Park is situated on a hilltop with impressive views across the River Thames to Docklands and the City of London, between Blackheath and the River Thames.
The Park has changed little over the centuries and although it is surrounded by human habitation, the varied landscape of hills, woodland gardens and grasslands set among ancient trees abounds in wild life.
www.london-discount-hotel.com /london_attractions_36   (1234 words)

 The Crystal Palace
The Crystal Palace originated initially from an idea by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort, to hold an ambitious British Exhibition of Design and Manufacture, to be held in London in 1851.
The only major remnants of the original Victorian Park are the pre-historic monsters which have taken on a new lease of life from the interest in dinosaurs, generated by films like Jurassic Park.
Since the destruction of the Palace, hopes have been raised on many occasions that a building will be re-erected to reflect the former glory of its predecessor, and fulfil an important community function on what is now recognised as a major heritage site.
www.staff.city.ac.uk /j.hutton/palace.html   (1245 words)

 New Glass Structure for Crystal Palace Park
The design, occupying the space of the transept of the original palace, is the same height, and follows the same line of its transverse aisle and yet retains the open space of the Grade II* listed parkland in its entirety.
It responds to the legacy of Crystal Palace, a seminal building of the Victorian age at the cusp of engineering and architecture, with a major architectural intervention as audacious and technologically advanced as was its predecessor in its time.
Pushing boundaries in the same way that Paxton's Crystal Palace came to define architectural modernity for a century or more, the Sculpture Park with its floating glass palace will restore Crystal Palace as a place in the cultural heritage of the nation with a building that will be the first of its kind.
www.virtualnorwood.com /localinfo/cpparkglass.shtml   (1004 words)

 Crystal Palace Park - Eura Conservation Ltd.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The dinosaurs are part of the world's first three-dimensional representation of prehistory at Crystal Palace Park.
As part of the extensive renovations of the park landscape, Eura Conservation restored the 150-year-old dinosaurs.
In the 100 years since the last maintenance, the thirty-two statues have suffered from the effects of armature corrosion, weather and vandalism: the lead had distorted and cracked, and several statues or parts of statues were missing and had to be reconstructed from historical evidence.
www.eura.co.uk /gallery/thumbnails.php?album=33   (124 words)

 CRYSTAL PALACE PARK PUBLIC FORUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
As part of an ongoing enquiry into the role of Crystal Palace Park in the community, C.P.P.Arch and the Architectural Association are undertaking a study to determine the way the public feel about, and use the park.
The top part of the park is not safe for people to walk or play in, a) because there are not enough people in it for it to be self regulating and b) because of the roads running through it.
It would make the park safer because anyone in the top of the park would be visible from the building and cars would not be in the park as the building would have underground car parking.
www.aaschool.ac.uk /dip9/forum   (251 words)

 Crystal Palace Park, London, SE19, tourist information from TourUK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Crystal Palace, Joseph Paxton's superb feat of engineering, was built in 1851 to house the Great Exhibition.
In 1936 the Crystal Palace caught fire and was burned to the ground.
Views from the park are spectacular and also unmissable is the vast Crystal Palace TV Transmitter, located in the park.
www.touruk.co.uk /london_parks_gardens/crystalpalace_park1.htm   (188 words)

 Sydenham Town Forum London SE26 :: View topic - Future of National Sports Centre and Crystal Palace Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The public consultation is up and running in Crystal Palace Park and that is why I urge everyone interested in the future of this park to go and see for themselves.
Well, according to Simon Jordan, the Crystal Palace Chairman, CPFC are keeping a close eye on the stadium, and he sees it as an option for their relocation.
As a park user I don't think the housing will have much impact, as it will be on the edges and on a small area in the context of the whole park.
forum.sydenham.org.uk /bbs/viewtopic.php?p=1556&sid=4ce2795fac075c904f4f68c3625065b8   (2405 words)

 LDA unveils ideas for Crystal Palace Park and its sports facilities
Londoners are to have their say on the future of Crystal Palace Park, as the London Development Agency’s large-scale consultation gets underway this week.
The LDA said it is committed to ensuring the park continues to be one of South London’s major open spaces, and that - at the minimum - it needs a clean-up.
The park has a tremendous history, including once being home to the Crystal Palace and the FA Cup Finals.
www.sportengland.org /print/index/news_and_media/news_pr/lda_unveils_ideas_for_crystal_palace_park_and_its_sports_facilities.htm   (541 words)

 Sydenham Society: Crystal Palace Park
Some controversial ideas to assist in funding some of the park improvements include the re-siting of the Caravan Club (perhaps to Stratford in east London) and a small development of mews houses built on the corner of this site known as Rockhills, but allowing 4.2 acres of additional parkland to be opened up.
The LDA is likely to sign a 125 year lease on the park itself sometime between 2006 and 2009, but in the meantime they have budgeted for £300,000 per annum for the coming 3 years for minor park improvements.
The Crystal Palace Park consultation exercise is in full swing, as several members of the Sydenham Society found out when they visited the consultation marquee at the Penge entrance to the park on an unseasonably sunny Sunday morning.
www.sydenhamsociety.com /CPPark.html   (638 words)

 Concert platform Crystal Palace Park London by Ian Ritchie
The concert platform is located in the park that was laid out by Joseph Paxton in 1864 to accommodate the Crystal Palace, originally created for the Great Exhibition of 1851.
The rate of permanent change depends on the weather conditions, especially wind direction, rainfall and humidity - like the park around it, the concert platform is gradually changing its appearance according to natural climatic conditions.
The concert platform is located in the north-east corner of Crystal Palace Park, Sydenham Hill, London SE20.
www.galinsky.com /buildings/crystalpalacepark   (472 words)

 :: Crystal Palace Community Association ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
I always enjoy becoming a small part of the community wherever I work and Crystal Palace, with its local history and strong community spirit, interested me immensely (being a North Londoner it was always a far off place with a fairy tale Palace).
As a long-term resident of Crystal Palace I am dismayed to see the way our local traders are protecting their premises at night.
Parks are for people not multiplexes, or bowling alleys or whatever the next half-baked scheme they think up behind the ugly edifice.
www.cpca.org.uk /mem2.htm   (1329 words)

 LONDON LOST AND FOUND I unusual : places
Having grown up in South London, I have vague memories of visiting Crystal Palace Park as a tiny tot, but after years of drink and damage my mind is somewhat hazy on the details.
The Park housed the famous 'Crystal Palace' which was an enormous glass and iron structure designed by Sir Joseph Paxton for the Great Exhibition held in Hyde Park in 1851.
Or if it seems like too far to travel, there's a great virtual tour of the park on BBC London's website, along with a bit more history about the park and the Great Exhibition: http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/features/history/crystal_palace/index.shtml.
www.londonlostandfound.com /unusual/unusualplaces3.htm   (454 words)

 Sydenham Town News: Crystal Palace Park Consultation
A year ago the London Development Agency (LDA) held a consultation in the Park to collect thousands of opinions on how Crystal Palace Park should be regenerated when the LDA takeover the National Sports Centre in 2006 and, subject to final agreement, the whole Park in 2009.
The Crystal Palace Community Association went so far as to pitch a rival gazebo right outside to ensure no visitor could miss their objections to the proposals.
The Park was originally run by the Greater London Council (GLC) until its dissolution under Margaret Thatcher.
www.sydenham.org.uk /lda_consultation.html   (1187 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Glass icon for Crystal Palace
The design for the glass dome, which would be elevated over Crystal Palace Park, has been created by Wilkinson Eyre Architects - double winners of the architectural award the Stirling Prize.
The design was unveiled at a meeting of the park's working group, comprised of 80 organisations, on Thursday.
Philip Kolvin of the Crystal Palace Campaign, which fought to save the top part of the park from being turned into a 20-cinema multiplex, approached the architect Chris Wilkinson 18 months ago to create a design.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/london/3248865.stm   (442 words)

 Arboretum history
Trees must, in most cases, be placed near the road, so as to form foregrounds to the interior of the park; and between the road and the boundary, they will be required for the purpose of disguising that boundary, or forming foregrounds to the scenery beyond.
In the interior of the park there should be few or no closely planted masses; for the effect of these is to diminish the apparent space, and to curtain the appearance of extent from every point of view.
The outcome of the entrance charges was that the upkeep of the park was paid for by those who could afford it, while those who had neither the money or the time to visit the park during their long working hours, were given free access on their days off work.
www.derbyarboretum.co.uk /about_the_arboretum.htm   (4263 words)

Over the years the Palace, built by Joseph Paxton became run-down until it burnt down in 1936 after a cigarette was dropped during an orchestra rehearsal.
The grounds of the Palace became parkland and various Acts were passed by parliament to ensure that the land was held as recreation space for the people.
The Grade II listed park, on the highest point in London, is about to be carved up to make way for a £56m, 20-screen multiplex cinema with 9 bars and parking for 1,000 cars.
www.urban75.org /archive/news009.html   (1565 words)

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