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20th July 1982 IRA bomb attacks in London

20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks

20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London

20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend

20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)

20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies

20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)

20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)

The Crystal Palace



The Crystal Palace

This is where the Crystal Palace was erected.

Location: Hyde Park

Description: The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass building originally erected in Hyde Park, London, England, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Designed by Joseph Paxton, the building was 1,851 feet long, with an interior height of 128 feet. The cast plate glass method had been invented in 1848, it was at the time the largest amount of glass ever seen in a building and astonished visitors with its clear walls and ceilings that didn't require interior lights, thus becoming the Crystal Palace.

The Great Exhibition saw more than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gather to display examples of the latest technology developed in the Industrial Revolution.

The scale was immense - full-size, living elm trees were enclosed within the central exhibition hall beside a 27-foot tall Crystal Fountain.

Sparrows became a nuisance; and Queen Victoria mentioned this problem to the Duke of Wellington, who offered the famous solution, Sparrowhawks, Ma'am.

The Crystal Palace had the first major installation of public toilets, called the Retiring Rooms, in which sanitary engineer George Jennings installed his Monkey Closet flushing lavatory (just for men at first). During the exhibition, 827,280 visitors paid one penny each to use them.

After the exhibition, the building was moved here to a new park in Penge Common next to an affluent area of London called Sydenham Hill, a suburb full of large villas.

Robert Baden-Powell first noticed the interest of girls in Scouting while attending a Boy Scout meeting at Crystal Palace in 1909.

The Crystal Palace was enlarged and stood in the area from 1854 to 1936, when it was destroyed by fire.




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The Crystal Palace

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