Discover Crystal Palace’s cherished railway history, Nov 2

The great High Level station at Crystal Palace played an important part in bringing millions of visitors to what was for many years Great Britain’s most popular visitor attraction.

Crystal Palace High Level railwayAs part of the South Norwood Arts Festival, respected local historian Bernard Winchester will give a new, fully illustrated talk commemorating the 150th anniversary of the station’s opening.

The talk takes place on Monday, November 2, at 11am at Ashburton Library.

Discover who built the railway and why. Learn about its chequered history, including the plans to extend it to South Norwood and Addiscombe. And reflect upon its ultimate fate and what might have been.

Refreshments will be served after the talk, which is being staged at Ashburton Library, Oasis Academy, Shirley Rd, CR9 7AL.

Book your free place at or on 020 3700 1001.

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