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Friends of CP Dinosaurs

What are we trying to do?

Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs has simple aims:promote long-term conservation of the dinosaurs and raise funds in support of this aimencourage research, interpretation, engagement, and access related to the dinosaurswork with other stakeholders towards broader aims...

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Pizza at the Palace

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This photograph was taken during one of the many annual bee and honey shows held at the Palace.
How do we know that?
See if you can find the word 'Bees' in the picture.

Many great images of the Crystal Palace on the walls at http://www.pizzaatthepalace.co.uk/

The Great Exhibition, 1851

The Great Exhibition

www.spencer.lib.ku.edu/exhibits/greatexhibition/

It was the first great international exhibition, and it came at what must have seemed an auspicious time.

The Victorian Web

www.victorianweb.org

This is an excellent site, which is well worth a visit for its broad view of Victorian Society and its well-written and researched articles. Also included are articles about the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Bob Speel

www.myweb.tiscali.co.uk/speel/

Super exterior and interior images of the Crystal Palace and of exhibits. Brief history of the Great Exhibition and the role played by Sir Joseph Paxton.

Pope John Paul II's UK visit

The 1982 Papal visit

http://www.thepapalvisit.org.uk/ and search for Crystal Palace

The CPF had the honour of supplying images in 2007 to the Diocese for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to the UK in 1982.

Exhibition Study Group

www.studygroup.org.uk

Baird Television

Baird Television

www.bairdtelevision.com

Crystal Palace Museum Ltd

www.thecrystalpalacemuseum.org

William Shipley Group for RSA History

‘The history of the Society is extremely important to establish at almost every point in time’
Lord Asa Briggs, Honorary Patron, WSG


Founded 2004 in commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the first meeting of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. In...

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National Monuments Record

A view of the fountains from the terrace of the Crystal Palace

 
Displaying a rare set of early Delamotte photographs of one of the most important buildings of the 19th century, now held by English Heritage. The Crystal Palace Foundation helped to buy these images for the Nation.

The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace

www2.iath.virginia.edu/london/model/

3d modelling by Chris Jessee and Will Rourk. Much interesting content, including a well researched 3-D computer model of the original Crystal Palace.

Catherine Hayes

www.catherinehayes.com

Catherine Hayes participated in various oratorios, Elijah, Messiah and Creation as part of the opening of the Great Exhibitions and later, in November 1860, sang in at least two concerts at Crystal Palace (Sydenham).

Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851

www.royalcommission1851.org.uk

The Aims of the Great Exhibition in the Crystal Palace (then in Hyde Park) ‘to promote the works of industries of all nations’ were continued after the exhibition by turning the organising Royal Commission into a permanent body.

Crystal Palace Community Association

www.cpca.org.uk

Battling since 1970 to save the Crystal Palace Triangle and Park from insensitive development

The Norwood Society

www.norwoodsociety.co.uk

The Norwood Society represents the interests of the people who live or work in Norwood to local authorities and government agencies.

Parlour Aquariums

www.parlouraquariums.org.uk

A detailed history of aquariums including much information on our own Crystal Palace Aquarium.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum

www.ironbridge.org.uk

MAPCO

www.mapco.net

Map and plan collection online