Search found 46 matches

by Paxton
4 Sep 2009 09:15
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: St Michael's COE School
Replies: 9
Views: 5485

Jessie wrote:I attended this school over 15 years ago it was an amazing school then.

I no people who go there to this day and believe it is one of the best in the area
Do they teach grammar and punctuation? :wink:
by Paxton
25 Jun 2009 11:49
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Memories of the Crystal Palace in the Twenties and Thirties.
Replies: 2
Views: 2980

Fantastic information, Reg, thanks very much.

It just occurred to me that I'd never heard a real eyewitness' account.

Please write more. In the meantime, I may check out that view, see if it's still uninterrupted!
by Paxton
18 Jun 2009 16:52
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: SAINSBURY'S IN SYDENHAM ROAD?
Replies: 19
Views: 19354

Reg O'Neil, did you ever go to the Crystal Palace?

Would you consider sharing your memories of the place?

I know I'm always Crystal Palace centric, but I can't help it. Virtual Norwood Local History has about 2 posts a month - here it's more lively.
by Paxton
24 Apr 2009 10:37
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Unseen (by me) footage of the Crystal Palace
Replies: 5
Views: 4255

There are a couple of new car racing videos too, showing the park.

If you search for 'Crystal Palace' and 1971, they should come up.

In Part 1, you can clearly see the old Concert 'bowl' / venue, etc... Was this in the same place as the new one?
by Paxton
23 Apr 2009 21:35
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Unseen (by me) footage of the Crystal Palace
Replies: 5
Views: 4255

Oh dear, just noticed its full comments.

And no, I did not spot the Upper Engine House.

Apologies if I've offended anyone with the critique of the music - I have a professional interest you see...
by Paxton
23 Apr 2009 21:31
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Unseen (by me) footage of the Crystal Palace
Replies: 5
Views: 4255

Unseen (by me) footage of the Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace standing, that is, and promptly burning to the ground, as it always does. I'd like to know if this footage is well known, or did I stumble across something rather unusual on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nMqq8TSkT0 My personal preference is to turn the sound down compl...
by Paxton
25 Mar 2009 20:41
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Aquarium
Replies: 8
Views: 10574

Well, I think it's a sensational photo. Even if no-one else is going to respond!

I'd love to know more about this archeology, assuming that's what it is.

Is there a way to become involved as an amateur?

Thanks, Konqi. Keep them coming...
by Paxton
24 Mar 2009 22:44
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 7856

I find that there is a frustrating lack of information on the Crystal Palace, actually. You have to search so hard for any information online. The story of Little Menolo is so intriguing and impressive. I sometimes think that the Crystal Palace was the Victorian equivalent of BBC1 - discuss... But n...
by Paxton
24 Mar 2009 19:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 7856

Hi Steve,

Well, try this - I think it's a better, more in-depth look at the recordings.


http://www.webrarian.co.uk/crystalpalace/index.html
by Paxton
24 Mar 2009 19:34
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 7856

Hi Steve,

Well, try this - I think it's a better, more in-depth look at the recordings.


http://www.webrarian.co.uk/crystalpalace/index.html
by Paxton
24 Mar 2009 18:38
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 7856

Well, this is a start - I've read loads more about Beulah Hill. http://www.theirvingsociety.org.uk/phono.htm There's a drawing of the place as well. I meant that there were many large villas on that road, Little Menlo being a particuarly interesting example. However, the road suffered badly in WW2 a...
by Paxton
23 Mar 2009 19:51
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 7856

That Delamotte is fascinating. The view down to the right of the picture highlights the rurality of the scene in 185?, doesn't it. Can I ask a silly question - it looks to me as though the Low-Level station is not yet built - is that the case? Also, if photos like this were taken, how come Mr Delamo...
by Paxton
23 Mar 2009 19:46
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Aquarium
Replies: 8
Views: 10574

Thanks Konqi, and Terry, once again.

You've made this forum interesting again - was dying a bit of a death...
by Paxton
23 Mar 2009 19:43
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Lower Kirkdale pics for sgh!
Replies: 6
Views: 8819

Also, I remember reading somewhere that the crucifix motif found on those cottages was used again in the new buildings.

As can be seen, this is the case.

Finally, I've never seen a photo of those cottages - only a drawing, so thanks!
by Paxton
21 Mar 2009 18:32
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Lower Kirkdale pics for sgh!
Replies: 6
Views: 8819

Nannyjacks, I moved out of 264, Kirkdale in October last year, having lived in the flat above the chemist (now called the Makepeace Pharmacy) for 4 years. I think the flat has probably changed a lot since 1945, but the original fireplaces were still there as was the tiled floor in the entrance hall....
by Paxton
18 Mar 2009 19:13
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old ww2 cart track at Crystal Palace
Replies: 6
Views: 3997

Brilliant! I loved watching that. I don't remember having seen those tracks before, I'll go and look at the weekend. I've got two questions for you Konqi: 1. Do you have a photo of the front of the Palace from 1854? Or, more likely, of the parade before the High-Level station was in situ? There are ...
by Paxton
18 Mar 2009 14:22
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old ww2 cart track at Crystal Palace
Replies: 6
Views: 3997

Are you going to tell us where it is?!

The Pathe footage looks like your earlier post of the cycle racing round the engine house...
by Paxton
9 Mar 2009 20:47
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from the back (front?)
Replies: 34
Views: 29926

Thank you so much! I'd kind of given up on this thread - didn't seem as though even Terry and Steve had further photos of the Lower Level. The first photo you posted is amazing.. It's going to take me ages to take it all in. Do you have any moreof the station inside? Also, this is for everyone - hav...
by Paxton
8 Feb 2009 16:54
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from the back (front?)
Replies: 34
Views: 29926

Thanks Steve and Terry. I guess that parade of shops disappeared inbetween the two wars, did it? In the photos I've seen taken in 1940 it's certainly not there, so maybe bombing in 1940? I wonder if there's a comprehensive railway photo library somewhere. I'm fascinated with the building in some way...
by Paxton
6 Feb 2009 19:07
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: The Crystal Palace from the back (front?)
Replies: 34
Views: 29926

I spoke and they listened.. Not really, but Bromley council has submitted plans to redevelop Crytal Palace station. The plans include lifts to the platforms, gutting the victorian ticket hall and re-opening it. Along with losing that 80s bolt-on entrance. Please, Steve or Terry, do you have any phot...