Monday, 20 June 2016

#plaque366 The Great Exhibition

A London commemorative plaque for every day in 2016. 

The plaques are selected from all walks of life, and all points of the London compass – and I'm taking requests too!

DROP ME A LINE or leave a comment below if you'd like to nominate a plaque for inclusion in the series

Every time we visit the Science Museum, the Natural History Museum or the V&A, we’re plugging into the complex that was inspired and partly funded by the Great Exhibition. Here's the plaque commemorating the site…

Staged in Hyde Park, the lease on the site was a short one, and Joseph Paxton’s groundbreaking pre-fabricated structure – the famous “Crystal Palace” made with approximately 293,000 panes of glass – was moved to Upper Sydenham in 1854.

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