Wednesday, 9 September – Bernard Winchester
The Crystal Palace is often seen as the embodiment of the spirit of the Victorian Age. Less well known is its intimate relationship with its railways, particularly after the move to Sydenham, and the crucial importance of this synergy in the development of London.
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the great High Level station on 1st August 1865. By telling, with many illustrations, the colourful story of this railway, and by placing it within a wider context, Bernard Winchester evokes this spirit and offers an unusual perspective on London’s history.