Place    From 1873 

Alexandra Palace

The materials used in the construction of the 1861 International Exhibition were sold and re-used in this building. Named after Princess Alexandra, newly married to the Prince of Wales, opened as "The People's Palace" in 1873 as a recreation centre, and destroyed by fire 16 days later. Reopened in 1875. Used as an internment camp for Germans in WW1. Hosted the legendary hippie festival "14th Hour Technicolour Dream" in 1967. The eastern part was leased by the BBC in 1935 and the first public television transmissions were made in 1936. The BBC continued to use it as their main transmitting centre until 1956 after which it was only used for news broadcasts.

In 1973 a children's zoo was planned but, as far as we can see, never materialised. In 1980 the Palace went up in flames again, and reopened in 1988.

Known locally as the Ally Pally.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Alexandra Palace

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Henry Burt

{A laurel wreath surrounding the entwined letters: H B.} To commemorate the ...

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Wheeler's lion

{Impressed on the base, at the back:} C.W. Sc. 1973

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Anglo-Finnish Society

Anglo-Finnish Society

From their website: "The Anglo-Finnish Society is the oldest Finland related voluntary organisation in the UK. Non-political and non-profit making, the Society fosters cultural and social relations...

Group, Community / Clubs, Finland

1 memorial
Swan Wharf & Swan Inn

Swan Wharf & Swan Inn

In the 19th century Swan Wharf was the site of a brewery and public house 'Swan Inn', destroyed by fire in 1871. The image, an 1878 photo by William Reid, shows the tower of All Saints behind. Th...

Building, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Founded by the parents of Stephen Lawrence to ensure that future generations of young people would enjoy the opportunities that were denied to him.

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Harmondsworth Vicarage Hall

Harmondsworth Vicarage Hall

Demolished after 1972 which is the date of this photo. Forebears says: "the Vicarage Hall, built in the vicarage grounds for parochial purposes in 1885, at a cost of £500, by the Rev. J. C. Taylor...

Building, Community / Clubs, Religion

1 memorial