Discover the Crystal Palace archives at history talk, Feb 24

Crystal Palace postcard

There is to be a free talk about unlocking the history of the Crystal Palace, staged at Upper Norwood Library on February 24.

The London Metropolitan Archives houses the largest amount of historical materials about the Crystal Palace, which was originally built for the 1851 Great Exhibition before being moved to what was then called Penge Common, where it stood until destroyed by fire in 1936.

The talk will offer the chance to examine some facsimiles of the archive materials and ask the expert archivist your questions about these materials and more

The talk is being organised by the Crystal Palace Overground Festival, and will start at 7.30pm – there is no charge to attend, but ticket bookings are required, and can be done online here.

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