Category Archives: Crystal Palace Park

Friends group raises jaw-dropping amount for dinosaur repair

The Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs (yes, it’s a thing) have been successful in raising almost £25,000 towards the cost of restoring one of Crystal Palace Park’s Grade I-listed dinosaur models. The Megalosaurus sculpture is about 170 years old and … Continue reading

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Remains of Brunel’s Crystal Palace tower granted listed status

The base and foundations of a water tower at Crystal Palace, the last remnants of one of the final engineering projects undertaken by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, have been given listed status by Historic England because of their importance to the … Continue reading

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Grumpy Old Man Wakeman declares Palace Bowl as ‘magical’

The campaign to restore the Crystal Palace Bowl as a leading London music venue got two huge boosts this week, including the backing of one of the world’s most famous rock keyboard players, Rick Wakeman, who has called it the … Continue reading

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Bob Marley’s last London gig set to be marked with blue plaque

Fund-raising to pay for a blue plaque to commemorate Bob Marley and the Wailers’ final ever live performance in London, at the Crystal Palace Bowl, was more than halfway to its target within hours of being launched this morning – … Continue reading

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Police investigate ‘heritage crime’ on park’s Victorian dinosaurs

Police are investigating damage to one of the 170-year-old, Grade I-listed dinosaur statues in Crystal Palace Park, believed to have been caused by acts of criminal vandalism, and which has been described as “shameful behaviour”. The Friends of Crystal Palace … Continue reading

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Cancer Research fires starter’s gun for autumn charity runs

Today should have seen the staging of the 40th London Marathon. But the decision to postpone the event for the first time in its history was taken a month ago, in common with many sports and charity events – including … Continue reading

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Town Team puts Crystal Palace Triangle on the (digital) map

The new Crystal Palace Town Team has launched an interactive map of the Crystal Palace Triangle and surrounding areas, allowing the community to find which businesses have marked themselves as “open” during the pandemic lockdown. The CP Town Team is … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace’s historic dinosaurs placed on ‘at risk’ register

Crystal Palace Park’s historic dinosaurs are in danger of becoming extinct… or at least, crumbling apart. And conservation agency Historic England has stepped in, adding the 30 Grade I-listed, life-size statues to its Heritage at Risk Register – which will … Continue reading

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Motorsport At The Palace, Crystal Palace Park, May 24-25

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College building in park could end Crystal Palace tram scheme

Any prospect of extending the tram network to Crystal Palace could hit the buffers before its backers even check-in at a platform, if the GLA gets its way. Piece by piece, the Greater London Authority, which has responsibility for the … Continue reading

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Freedom! Are Crystal Palace residents ready for breakaway?

The week-long Crystal Palace Festival gets underway tomorrow with a weekend of music and dance in the park. But because of the local borough geography, the organisers and other groups have to deal with five, even six, local authorities, which … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Subway Heritage Market, Jun 16

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Crystal Palace Festival organisers in appeal for volunteers

With a little more than one month to go, the countdown to the 2019 Crystal Palace Festival is properly underway. The organisers last weekend released their site map for the festival weekend in the park on June 15-16. It won’t … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace Festival is set to return for week in June

The Crystal Palace Festival has announced its dates for 2019, but has had to scale down the music and dance performances in the park, which last year saw thousands of people enjoying an open air concert headlined by Stereo MC’s. … Continue reading

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Race For Life puts everyone in the running in Lloyd Park

Race For Life returns to Croydon, Crystal Palace and other south London venues in 2019, with the organisers offering a 30 per cent discount on entry fees for anyone who signs up in January. Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life … Continue reading

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Art for well-being, Crystal Palace Park, from Jan 9

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Dinosaurs, parks and Concretopia: Norwood’s diverse talks

The Norwood Society’s 2019 programme gets under way at Upper Norwood Library next week, with the first in a series of invigorating walks and inspiring talks arranged by its hard-working volunteers. The Norwood Society’s area covers parts of Lambeth and … Continue reading

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Great North Wood’s prehistory walk, Crystal Palace, Oct 6

A guided walk to look at the geology and prehistory of the Great North Wood, when woolly mammoths walked the area we know today as Crystal Palace Park. Saturday October 6, 11am.

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Guided tour of the historic Crystal Palace, Sep 2

The guided walking tour takes you around the grounds of the Crystal Palace.

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Volunteers needed to help at Crystal Palace Subway open day

The Crystal Palace Subway, one of the last intact remains of that wonder of the Victorian age, the Crystal Palace, is staging an open day on Saturday September 8. It will be part of Heritage Open Days. If you would … Continue reading

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Tots’ Tales Story Time in the Park, various venues, Jul 23-29

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20,000 visitors boost for festival staged in Crystal Palace Park

The star dust has barely settled after another rip-roaringly successful Crystal Palace Festival, which culminated last weekend with 20,000 flocking to the park for the free music event that featured Stereo MCs, Polarbear, Rodney P & Skitz and too many … Continue reading

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Countdown begins to week-long Crystal Palace Festival

With one month to go until the start of the 2018 Crystal Palace Festival, the organisers have announced the acts for their free event in the park, plus some new venues this year for the week-long celebration of local culture. … Continue reading

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Get set for the 2018 Dino Dash in Crystal Palace, Jun 13

The fourth annual Dino Dash will be staged by Crystal Palace Fun Runners on a traffic-free course in Crystal Palace Park on Wednesday, June 13. Sponsored by Flying Runner and Eat Natural, race control opens at 6pm with the race … Continue reading

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Escaped T-Rex recaptured thanks to Croydon Beaver Scouts

More than 300 Beaver Scouts from Croydon enjoyed a dinosaur-themed funday in Crystal Palace park last month, when some even had to round-up an escaped T-Rex.

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