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Crystal Palace Park Sphynx Statues

Above: One of the stone terraces with two of the newly painted sphynxes. The amazing Great Exhibition of 1851 was held in Hyde Park. The building that housed it was, in effect, a giant greenhouse which the press christened the … Continue reading

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Kent House

Above: Engraving of Kent House which appeared in a two-volume work called ‘Greater London’, produced by Edward Walford, published about 1882. At that time the building was still a farmhouse. Standing on the border between Beckenham and Penge, the large … Continue reading

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Dinner in the Iguanodon

Above: The model of the Iguanodon with a section of its back removed so that guests could sit and have dinner inside the cavity. Notice the waiters (one at the left and another at the front holding a tray of … Continue reading

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Penge Library

Above: The new library sign near the Pawleyne Arms crossroads at Penge. A new public library has opened in Penge. It is in a converted building in Green Lane, less than 100 yards from the traffic lights at the Pawlene … Continue reading

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