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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Wheeler's lion

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

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Ladywell Assembly

Ladywell Assembly

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1 memorial
London Irish Centre

London Irish Centre

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Group, Community / Clubs, Social Welfare, Ireland

1 memorial
The Keskidee

The Keskidee

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1 memorial
Sir Joseph Lyons

Sir Joseph Lyons

Sir Joseph Nathaniel Lyons was a pioneer of mass catering. Chairman of J. Lyons and Co. Born Kennington,his father being a Jewish itinerant watch seller. Joseph was apprenticed to an optician. Mov...

Person, Commerce, Community / Clubs, Food & Drink

1 memorial
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities

Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities

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Group, Community / Clubs, USA

1 memorial