Crystal Palace today
London Borough of Bromley's Community Information System
The Crystal Palace regeneration programme
The Crystal Palace Campaign against inappropriate development
Knowhere Guide to Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace history
A history of Crystal Palace by Steve McCarthy
Great Buildings Online: Crystal Palce
Gary Hayes and Kathrin Brunnert's Crystal Palace website
Nancy Marron's Crystal Palace page
The Crystal Palace of Hyde Park
Summerly's Exhibition and Paxton's Crystal Palace
Bob Speel's 'The Great Exhibition of 1851' page
The Crystal Palace, or The Great Exhibition of 1851: An Overview
John Logie Baird's Crystal Palace TV studios
a brief history of the LMS Station site.
Record keeper Henry Cole, Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert,
a brief history of making glass
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Beckenham and Bromley branch of The Historical Association
the official Crystal Palace FC site
Museum of London Archaeology Service (augering)
Historical Jottings on Sydenham & Forest Hill
Black's 1861 Guide to the Crystal Palace, compiled by John W Brown, Local History Reprints (316 Green Lane, Streatham, London SW16 3AS), 1996.
Camille Pissarro at the Crystal Palace by Nicholas Reed, London Reference Books, 1987.
The Crystal Palace by Patrick Beaver, Phillimore & Co. Ltd, 1986.
'The Crystal Palace Is on Fire!': Memories of the 30th November 1936 by Alison Edwards and Keith Wyncoll, Crystal Palace Foundation, 1986.
Crystal Palace - Norwood Heights: A pictorial record by Audrey Hammond and Brian Dann, Croydon Society, 1988.
Palace of the People by Graham Reeves, Bromley Library Service, 1986.
To the Crystal Palace by C T Goode, Forge Books, 1984.
To the Palace for the Cup: A history of football at the Crystal Palace from 1861 by Ian Bevan, Michael Gilbert and Stuart Hibberd (forthcoming), enquiries to: Ian Bevan, 130 Aylesford Avenue, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3RY; email: Ian.email@example.com
Walford's History of Crystal Palace (1878), compiled by John W Brown, Local History Reprints, 1993.
Walford's History of Sydenham and the Crystal Palace (1878), compiled by John W Brown, Local History Reprints, 1995.
Crystal Palace Foundation
Crystal Palace Museum
London Metropolitan Archives
Crystal Palace Triangle Community Association
According to the CPTCA, the Crystal Palace area has lacked stimulus and focus since the fire in 1936. Following World War II, the relevant local authorities -- Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and the late GLC -- bickered among themselves about what was to become of the area. The consequent planning blight meant that nothing much was done for 30 years, with the result that, although the place became increasingly shabby, it still kept a unique Victorian village atmosphere dating from the 1870s and even earlier. Since 1960, however, there has been a steady erosion of this character, with many unsuitable changes being allowed to take place.
The CPTCA was founded in January 1970 by a group of local people concerned about the local community, and about the future of the Triangle and the whole of Crystal Palace. Their basic aims are: to cooperate with other local interested bodies in protecting, preserving and improving the character and amenities of the area, and to provide facilities for enriching the leisure time of all groups.