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Picnic at the Palace

Alexandra Palace – or the People’s Palace, as it has been branded since its construction and opening in the second-half of the nineteenth century – proudly stands surveying north-east London.  With sandwiches and sun cream, we planted ourselves upon a … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Rival Roses

So, there’s no escaping it, its just one more day until Valentines Day (we can already hear the collective groans!). However… what about the fortunate few with many Valentines?  Our cartoon today depicts two such young ladies in the gardens … Continue reading

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Love 1862: Bewitched!

So, it’s that time of year again, when advertisements for dating sites are everywhere, pink chocolate hearts are for sale, and plans are made for Valentines Day (love it or loath it).  During our 1862 research we’ve come across some … Continue reading

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The Seventh Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the seventh day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… seven Swans a Swimming   Alexandra Palace – The People’s Palace – was opened in 1873.  Using some of the materials which had originally been used to construct … Continue reading

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