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.

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Alexandra Palace

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Henry Burt

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

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Downs Hotel

Downs Hotel

The Pickwick Bicycle Club was founded here on 22 June 1870. At that first meeting, it was decided that the Downs Hotel should be the general rendezvous for bi-weekly excursions on Wednesdays and Sa...

Place, Commerce, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Staple Inn

Staple Inn

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Civic Trust

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From the picture source website: " founded in 1957 by Duncan Sandys, a British politician, and the former son-in-law of Sir Winston Churchill. It campaigned to make better places for people to live...

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3 memorials
Serbian Council of Great Britain

Serbian Council of Great Britain

An independent, non-profit, and non-political organisation established to promote the interests of the Serbian community in Great Britain. Founded in London after intensive consultations with the S...

Group, Community / Clubs, Nationalism, Serbia

1 memorial