In today's podcast, Tony talks about the relocation of the Crystal Palace to South London, and its eventual destruction in the fire of 1936.
The Crystal Palace after the fire in 1936
The stone dinosaurs in the Crystal Palace park
In this podcast, Tony talks about the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park. Next time, he will be looking at the Crystal Palace in Sydenham.
A photograph of a steam engine, manufactured by B. Hick and Son of Bolton, Lancashire and exhibited at the Great Exhibition, taken by Claude-Marie Ferrier (1811-1889) in 1851.
In today's podcast, Tony talks about the Battle of Fulford on 20 September, 1066, the first of three battles fought that year.
The landing of King Harald Hardrada near York in September 1066
In this podcast, Tony talks about William Congreve's design of the Congreve Rocket and its use in naval and land warfare during the early nineteenth century.
Sir William Congreve
Fireships firing rockets and details of storage and launch (Misc 34) Plate to The Details of the Rocket System, back and watercolour pen & ink by Colonel Congreve, 1814
Informative podcasts from the W.R.A.P. Team