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by Konqi
20 Oct 2009 15:09
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Statues and Fountains in Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 45
Views: 94527

tulse hill terry wrote:what IS the plural for sphinx?
The plural for sphinx is either "Sphinges" or "Sphinxes".
by Konqi
2 Oct 2009 11:23
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Statues and Fountains in Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 45
Views: 94527

Only other thing I could think is it getting damaged during the winds\fire in the 1860s.


Best photo I can find for one of the terrace statues that you've not put up yet.

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by Konqi
1 Oct 2009 22:04
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Statues and Fountains in Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 45
Views: 94527

Just wondering if you know when the sphinxes for the North Wing were removed?



Can't recall seeing any images of them at all, I know from footage of the North Tower demolition they weren't there in 1941. So I am guessing they were removed when the palace was still there.
by Konqi
1 Oct 2009 20:35
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Genuine Remains
Replies: 4
Views: 4152

And a photo of the back wall of the basement:

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by Konqi
28 Sep 2009 18:21
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Genuine Remains
Replies: 4
Views: 4152

recent photo of the North Tower Base:

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by Konqi
4 Aug 2009 08:50
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Cricket Pavilion
Replies: 3
Views: 2694

The one near to the bell was a more modern building from the 70s (I think) it was pulled down in the late 90s.
by Konqi
3 Aug 2009 23:41
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Cricket Pavilion
Replies: 3
Views: 2694

from a 2002 aerial photo that was taken on a dry day the the outline of foundations are visible. http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7343/remains.png http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3706/sitek.png using that photo can also find the pipe that I assume connected the intermediate reservoir to the lower eng...
by Konqi
2 Aug 2009 21:03
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Statues and Fountains in Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 45
Views: 94527

The bust was actually on the top site by the palace it self at one point, there are photos of it up there but as a very rushed look can't find the ones I want. But here are some stills from "The Pleasure Garden" and the "Phoenix Tower" with him facing the palace and also the cent...
by Konqi
22 Jun 2009 14:24
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 30769

only other still I have grabbed is this one:

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This is what remained of the aquarium and the north side steps at the time.
by Konqi
21 Jun 2009 18:37
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 30769

I realised that the South Wing is not in the "Pleasure Garden" because it was burnt down in 1950 and the film was made 2/3 years later. In this image you can see some steps to the terminal building of it: http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/703/crystal9.jpg In this still from the film you c...
by Konqi
20 Jun 2009 14:43
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 30769

I think you have the title wrong, as he was never in a film of that name but he was in the film: "Play up the band" ;)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0168127/

can't find it on VHS or DVD.
by Konqi
16 Jun 2009 18:56
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: PATHE NEWS PREVIEWS
Replies: 1
Views: 2363

glad to see they have improved their site, last time you had to register, get a download ticket to view the free previews. theres a joint archive here: http://www.itnsource.com/ altough sadly some of the crystal palace ones that I want to see, like a reel on the Art School Fire don't have previews. ...
by Konqi
16 Jun 2009 09:27
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 30769

I do think I can remember seeing\hearing that is was briefly in some other film, but maybe I am remembering wrong. Barring News Reel films, there is the infamous scene from the "Italian Job" and in animated form its in the film "Steamboy". EDIT: been told that the DVD of the Plea...
by Konqi
15 Jun 2009 12:03
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 30769

yes he is in it along with Hattie Jacques


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046194/
by Konqi
12 Jun 2009 18:19
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 30769

Apparently its in the process of being put on DVD so probably best to wait for that unless you want a VHS. From memory you can see The collonade with the road that was ploughed straight through it. The band stand on the Italian Gardens Statues Some of the fountain basins Steps Paxtons Bust (I think)...
by Konqi
12 Jun 2009 07:22
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 30769

From below the lower terrace: http://landmark.lambeth.gov.uk/siteimages/pic01/fullsize/00948.jpg can just about see it here (and the crystal colonnade): http://landmark.lambeth.gov.uk/siteimages/pic01/fullsize/00972.jpg http://landmark.lambeth.gov.uk/siteimages/pic01/fullsize/00973.jpg aerial photo ...
by Konqi
11 Jun 2009 18:20
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 30769

Vandals sadly in the 50s burnt down what remained of the South Wing, Crystal Colonnade and the Canada Building.
by Konqi
10 Jun 2009 21:35
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 30769

every decade from the 1930s-1980s something was removed from the park. The engine houses were removed in the late 60s\early 70s. In the 80s the surviving but very rotten greenhouses and other related buildings were removed.
by Konqi
9 Jun 2009 22:49
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Missing Steps At Crystal Palace
Replies: 36
Views: 30769

The majority of the steps and lots of f the balustrade were pulled up\removed in the late 50s I assume for scrap merchants. If you see photos of the terraces in the 60s\70s\early-mid80s you can see how little balustrade there was left. A lot of the balustrade was replaced\restored in the 1980s. thes...
by Konqi
31 May 2009 23:39
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: computer advice sought
Replies: 8
Views: 4530

are you sure it wont work with generic drivers? (meaning just plug it in and see if it detects it) Often you get useless CDs with drivers on when you buy some of the more common hardware but you don't always need them. btw I am guessing you have a rubbish USB modem. If I was you I would get a router...