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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Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims

Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims

An hereditary society dedicated to perpetuating the memory and fostering and  promoting the principles and virtues of the Mayflower pilgrims.

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial
Anglo-Chinese friendship

Anglo-Chinese friendship

13 March 1972: diplomatic relations were established between the UK and the People's Republic of China. Since then, with the economic rise of China, the UK has tried to maintain good relations, a t...

Concept, Community / Clubs, Politics & Administration, China/Hong Kong

1 memorial
Vauxhall Society

Vauxhall Society

A civic consultative group covering the parliamentary constituency of Vauxhall in London, which extends from the north of Waterloo to Brixton, Clapham, Stockwell and Vauxhall, as well as the neighb...

Group, Community / Clubs

1 memorial