1911 ARCH DRUID PLANTS OAK AT CRYSTAL PALACE

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tulse hill terry
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1911 ARCH DRUID PLANTS OAK AT CRYSTAL PALACE

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"The typewritten caption on the back is as follows:

ARCH DRUIDS PLANT A CORONATION OAK

At the Crystal Palace today the Arch Druid of England planted a Coronation Oak sapling’ The ceremony was very picturesque and attended by many foreign delegates.

OUR PICTURE SHOWS (Handwritten) The Grand Arch Druid (William McAuliffe) Esq. planting the oak"

Is this in Crystal palace park, or just the area, does anyone know?

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http://www.antiquemapsandprints.com/spy/SPY-1911.htm

Vanity Fair 1911.12.13

McAULIFFE William IMNGA. 'Stonehenge 1911'. Arch-Druid. Shown wearing robes chain etc. HOBBIES: Cricket. Football. Boxing. Swimming. Chess. Photography. Poetry. By Ritchie. Overall size c. 8x14 inches. Coloured.
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from same vendor

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FRUITERERS SPORTS

In aid of the Fruit and Potatoe (sic) Trades Benevolent Society, the workers in the Borough and South London Market held a Sports Meeting at the Crystal Palace this afternoon
OUR PICTURE SHOWS (Handwritten) The finish of the Basket Carrying Handicap
This is a genuine original sepia print made by Newspaper Illustrations Limited of 161A Strand, London and it bears their copyright stamp on the reverse. As issued to the British press circa 1910 to 1912.

Print size approx: 10 X 8 inches
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Post by Paxton »

Is that really Crystal Palace?!

Don't recognise any of it...
tulse hill terry
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Don't recognise any of it...
Well it has been 99 years!

All features from the Festival of Empire 1911, the background is the back of the "Mountain Railway."

Can't remember what the Tower is called, but as you can see it provided access to the top of the railway.

So this photo is taken looking from what was originally a fountain basin, at this point a cycle track, and is now the site of the [listed] swimming pool looking towards what was then the football ground and is now the site of a stadium.

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From another angle, this time looking south.

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