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by Konqi
31 May 2009 23:33
Forum: Town Cafe
Topic: Looking for descendants of Dan Alston (1882-1964)
Replies: 3
Views: 1986

I am an Alston myself but sadly I believe that is another family entirely unless it is a distant branch.
by Konqi
27 May 2009 07:58
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: LOWER CRYSTAL PALACE STATION
Replies: 2
Views: 2301

the station roof was removed around the 1910s. There was some incident in the USA where a station roof collapsed and a number of people died. So they decided to remove the roof on the lower station. (well what I read somewhere) I'm not sure when the central platform was removed might have been the s...
by Konqi
12 May 2009 09:17
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Archaeology At Crystal Palace
Replies: 3
Views: 2402

They did find a few things but in general not a lot. The whole exercise was very rushed.
by Konqi
11 May 2009 20:06
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Archaeology At Crystal Palace
Replies: 3
Views: 2402

MOLAS on behalf of LDA did some "archaeological" pits last year and been a couple of others in the past trying to find remains of the pneumatic railway but to my knowledge thats about it.
by Konqi
9 May 2009 18:26
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Genuine Remains
Replies: 4
Views: 3416

Well there is the Crystal Colonnade Wall (its the wall near the train station). The Orangery Wall (near the aquarium) Part of the backwall of the basement (where the yellow paddle boats were for years). What survives of the basement\foundations are buried under WW2 rubble and other earth. The bases ...
by Konqi
8 May 2009 20:14
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Where Are The Crystal Palace Statues Now ?
Replies: 11
Views: 10282

well a lot were auctioned off so are in private properties. There are a number still left although in bad condition around the park and by park keepers lodge. Some are more publicly visible in places that I have seen photos of although can't remember exact locations of them. You may find this topic ...
by Konqi
1 May 2009 23:14
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace in Anime form
Replies: 0
Views: 1879

Crystal Palace in Anime form

The Great Exhibition\Crystal Palace was in a Japanese Animation called "Steamboy" and is a steampunk genre film. It was made in 2004. Here are some stills from the film of it: http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/8008/steamboy01.png http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8573/steamboy02.png http://img440.imag...
by Konqi
24 Apr 2009 10:02
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Unseen (by me) footage of the Crystal Palace
Replies: 5
Views: 3500

Higher engine house can be seen here:
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by Konqi
23 Mar 2009 21:53
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 6686

The LL Station was opened in 1854. Like many things of the palace and anything the mundane things are not often photoed. One reason there are virtually no pictures of the engine houses. Before the age of Digital photography most people would not want to waste a film taking pictures of some electric ...
by Konqi
23 Mar 2009 09:27
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Aquarium
Replies: 8
Views: 9203

The glass lamps in the picture also make me think it could be the aquarium because the ends of them look similar to pieces I have found up there, but those sorts of lamps were probably used all over the place. Is that image from the 30's definitely the Crystal Palace. The title of the news reel it i...
by Konqi
23 Mar 2009 00:07
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Crystal Palace Aquarium
Replies: 8
Views: 9203

Crystal Palace Aquarium

Felt Like Collecting known images of the Aquarium, Avery, Menagerie. Three Illustrated Prints: http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/5231/preview6240001450x50000.jpg http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/116/aquarium01.jpg http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6080/aquarium02.jpg Aquarium and North Wing: http://...
by Konqi
22 Mar 2009 22:48
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 6686

yes trademark does cause more of an issue that copyright. As Trademarks don't expire unless the trademark gets abandoned for a number of years. That case Disney threatened some Hospital for painting Mickey Mouse on their walls and were not paying for it. But ignoring any trademark laws. If I someone...
by Konqi
22 Mar 2009 21:59
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 6686

I know copyright law is INCREDIBLY confusing, so many exceptions, different terms for different circumstances and even to the point that a songs tune can be out of copyright before the lyrics or you might have a film which goes out of copyright but some of the things in it are not out of copyright. ...
by Konqi
22 Mar 2009 15:16
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Is this a Delamotte?
Replies: 14
Views: 6686

Delamotte died in 1889 and in that time copyright lasted life of the author + 50 years, now its 70 (for the UK and there are shorter terms and longer such as crown copyright that is 125 years from publication , but this is when copyright only starts to get complicated. E.g who owns it, how many peop...
by Konqi
21 Mar 2009 22:29
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Statues and Fountains in Crystal Palace Park
Replies: 45
Views: 83086

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by Konqi
21 Mar 2009 21:10
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Archeology or vandalism?
Replies: 20
Views: 16275

Did anyone take any photos of those Arches?, the day I was up there and they were visible I annoyingly didn't have my camera, next time I was up there they were filled in again, which I did take photos of as to me it appeared something had been damaged and I hoped by comparing some photos of the dig...
by Konqi
19 Mar 2009 18:23
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old ww2 cart track at Crystal Palace
Replies: 6
Views: 3178

Don't think there are any plans for it so might get removed.

For a number of the LDA's plans I don't think a lot of them.
by Konqi
18 Mar 2009 20:03
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Recycling if you live in a flat.
Replies: 12
Views: 4590

Enter your postcode on this site and it should tell you:

http://www.recycle-more.co.uk/
by Konqi
18 Mar 2009 19:51
Forum: Town Museum & Gallery
Topic: Old ww2 cart track at Crystal Palace
Replies: 6
Views: 3178

1)From memory I can't think of any photos I've seen of that side of the palace around that time.

2)apart from http://www.itnsource.com which hosts numerous clips from different news sources (although not all are available as a preview yet) don't know any.