EPW021373 ENGLAND (1928). Crystal Palace, Penge, 1928

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Details

Title [EPW021373] Crystal Palace, Penge, 1928
Reference EPW021373
Date 30-May-1928
Link
Place name PENGE
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 533829, 171040
Longitude / Latitude -0.074998508737841, 51.42205839502
National Grid Reference TQ338710

Pins

Subway linking High Level Station to the Palace (cpsubway.org.uk)

RichW
Thursday 4th of June 2020 09:33:45 AM
Crystal Palace Subway - linking High Level Station to the Palace (under the parade) cpsubway.org.uk

RichW
Thursday 4th of June 2020 09:28:02 AM
Wagons of coal being unloaded to supply coal merchants based at the station

Tom Burnham
Thursday 13th of February 2014 10:25:37 PM

Tom Burnham
Thursday 13th of February 2014 10:24:07 PM
8-car electric train - 3-car motor + 2-car trailer + 3-car motor

Tom Burnham
Thursday 13th of February 2014 10:23:10 PM
3-car suburban electric set plus 2-car trailer set. At that time trains were usually 8-cars (3-motor+2-trailer+3-motor) in the peak and 3-cars off-peak, leaving motor+trailer combinations like this in the siding during the middle of the day

Tom Burnham
Thursday 13th of February 2014 10:22:10 PM
One of the two 280ft tall water towers designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and completed in 1855. The two towers were water reservoirs that supplied the numerous fountains at the palace and in the adjoining park. The tanks in the towers were able to hold 1,200 tons of water. The fountains were turned off in 1911; there was no water available to douse the fires that raged through the Crystal Palace in 1936. The towers survived the fire and were removed in World War II, as they appeared to present a landmark for German bombers

MB
Saturday 25th of January 2014 10:19:26 AM
Crystal Palace

Alan McFaden
Sunday 27th of October 2013 01:28:13 PM
Towards Penge Entrance of the Park

Alan McFaden
Thursday 25th of April 2013 10:15:36 AM
National Sports Centre

Alan McFaden
Thursday 25th of April 2013 10:12:39 AM
National Sports Centre

Alan McFaden
Thursday 25th of April 2013 10:11:58 AM
Crystal Palace Park Top Entrance

Alan McFaden
Thursday 25th of April 2013 10:09:41 AM
Crystal Palace Park

Alan McFaden
Thursday 25th of April 2013 10:08:58 AM
Crystal Palace Parade

Alan McFaden
Thursday 25th of April 2013 10:08:09 AM
Crystal Palace Parade today

Alan McFaden
Thursday 25th of April 2013 10:07:15 AM

Alan McFaden
Thursday 25th of April 2013 10:05:33 AM
Lakes and bridge

Alan McFaden
Thursday 25th of April 2013 10:04:32 AM
Lake with famous Prehistoric "Monsters"

Alan McFaden
Thursday 25th of April 2013 10:03:43 AM
Remains of today showing the TV Transmitter

Alan McFaden
Thursday 25th of April 2013 10:02:13 AM
Lines to Sydenham and London Bridge

MB
Tuesday 5th of February 2013 10:41:49 AM
Lines to Norwood Junction

MB
Tuesday 5th of February 2013 10:40:35 AM
Crystal Palace speedway track opened May 1928 home of the famous Crystal palace speedway team who later moved to New Cross

Allen T
Thursday 20th of September 2012 07:44:01 PM
Old sidings now Bowley Lane... Note Original Brickwork and TV tower built between Eastern end of building and water reservoir infront of eastern tower...

Toplotdog
Thursday 28th of June 2012 03:17:46 PM
Lower lake in Crystal Palace Park

LenP
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 11:28:18 PM

LenP
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 11:27:02 PM

LenP
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 11:26:55 PM
Crystal Palace (Lower Station)

Toplotdog
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 03:43:57 PM
College Road -> Dulwich College

Toplotdog
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 03:42:32 PM
Farquahar Road (If i've spelt it correctly)

Toplotdog
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 03:40:59 PM
Crystal Palace (Upper) Station

Toplotdog
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 03:35:08 PM

User Comment Contributions

Crystal Palace, 29/11/2006

Class31
Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 08:45:32 AM
Crystal Palace, 29/11/2006

Class31
Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 08:44:48 AM
Crystal Palace, 29/11/2006

Class31
Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 08:44:02 AM
Crystal Palace, 29/11/2006

Class31
Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 08:43:19 AM
Crystal Palace, 29/11/2006

Class31
Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 08:42:30 AM
The two towers were felled before the war, maybe even during the 'Chrisis' of 1938. I was 10 years old at the time and was playing in Brockwell Park when we heard the explosion for the demolition' I recall the picture in the paper the following day showing how a Tower landed withing a couple of feet of the intended place. The towers certainly would have been a 'Landmark' for German aircraft, I recall a pilot saying that if he 'lined them up'he knew that Croydon Airport was directly ahead.



I also remember the fire. I was on my way home from Cubs in Norwood Road and saw the large red glow in the sky. My sister was at Guides at All Saints Church, Lovelace Road, where the Palace could be clearly seen. She was in tears saying that there was a Cat Show on at the palace. I was in bed but was allowed to get up and with a coat over my pyjamas we all went to a high point in Thurlow Park Road and watched the palace burn. We returned home when we saw the center Dome collapse

Jayjay
Monday 8th of September 2014 06:16:06 PM
This aerial view was taken about eight years before the palace was destroyed by fire. The two large water towers - each 280 feet high - at each end of the building were designed by I. K. Brunel to power the fountains in the park. The system was shut down in 1911 as an economy measure which meant that water in suficient quantity was unavailable to fight the fire in 1936

MB
Tuesday 5th of February 2013 10:51:43 AM
Demolished Circa 1960 (Now housing)

Toplotdog
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 03:37:44 PM