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Around Crystal Palace and Penge


Price: £12.99


by David Johnson

THE world-renowned Crystal Palace bequeathed its name to an area where five London boroughs meet - Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark. It  is this district, primarily Victorian suburbia that David Johnson explores in his new book.

Through a fascinating sequence of over 200 photographs and other illustrations, we discover the history of Crystal Palace and the Penge. Many of the images are previously unpublished, having been discovered in family collections. They provide an evocative insight into the world of our ancestors – their daily lives and living conditions, work and play, changing fashions and transport, not forgetting the famous Crystal Palace itself – as well as more modern images to illustrate recent change and development.

Around Crystal Palace & Penge is an evocative reminder of rimes past, and will be an essential purchase for anyone who lives in this distinctive part of London.

Paperback 144 pages Dozens of illustrations

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