Much has been written
by historians and researchers about the Crystal Palace at Sydenham.
Now history comes alive, as ordinary people who enjoyed the
building, the surrounding park, and the amusement park (which
featured the famous Hiram Maxim's Flying Machine - pictured on the
cover) share their memories with you.
They were children at the turn of the
century and knew the Palace in its heyday. From rides on the Flying
Machine to roll-ups in the shrubbery, the clarity of the child's eye
brings back a vision of a fascinating past.
The story is built up from taped
interviews made by the Palace Memories Group who are committed to
preserving first-hand accounts of the Palace for future generations.
The book includes many unusual
photographs - many published for the first time. Remind yourself, or
discover for the first time, what fun it was to be young at the
Crystal Palace - truly a perfect playground!
If you like this, you will love...
The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs
by Steve McCarthy & Mick Gilbert £6.95