Drama at the Palace

Victorian Heyday – The Alexandra Palace Theatre 1873-1901

By Nigel Willmott and Patricia Brearey

This book tells the story of the Victorian theatre which opened on 1 May 1875. In its heyday, some of the leading production companies of the age brought top actors, singers, dancers and entertainers to Alexandra Palace.

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Hampstead Heritage Trail – Section E: East Finchley to Alexandra Palace

Hampstead Heritage Trail is one of a new series of booklets describing a 15-mile walk through London’s Northern Heights from Camden Town to Alexandra Palace. It covers the 3.5-mile section from East Finchley, through Cherry Tree Wood, Fortis Green and Muswell Hill. The walk concludes on the terrace of Alexandra Palace with its panoramic view over London.

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HHS Visit to “The Secret Palace”

With visits to all public venues, including Alexandra Palace, postponed for the foreseeable future as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic, we can read about an HHS outing to ‘The People’s Palace’ which provides an intriguing and evocative glimpse into the past.

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Knights in Shining Armour – Alexandra Palace’s Two Sir Galahads

Commemorative tablet to Edwin Wilmot Sloper
Commemorative tablet to Edwin Wilmot Sloper

During the Covid pandemic thousands of people have walked along Alexandra Palace’s south terrace admiring the spectacular views of London. How many have noticed the two carved tablets either side of the Great Hall’s main entrance? Or realised that the Palace’s recent huge financial losses are a recurring theme of its 148 year history?

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Lost Theatres of Haringey

By Marlene McAndrew

Lost Theatres of Haringey tells the stories of six of Haringey’s long vanished theatres once located in Highgate, the Alexandra Palace, Crouch End, Tottenham and Wood Green.

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NEW ENTRANCE TO THE PALACE

An Advantage to Muswell Hill
An article from the Bowes Park Weekly News, 26 May 1906

For many months there has been an agitation for an entrance to the Alexandra Palace and Park from the top of Muswell Hill, and we are now informed on quite reliable authority that such an entrance is about to be opened.

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Palace on the Hill

By Ken Gay

With a unique collection of photographs, this book tells the true story of the “People’s Palace”, as well as the facts and the legends from its origins on rural Muswell Hill to the present time.

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Rails to the People’s Palace

By Reg Davies

Rails to the People’s Palace is a revised and updated edition of this popular book by railway enthusiast Reg Davies which tells the story of the railway line which once ran between Finsbury Park and the Alexandra Palace from 1873 to 1954.

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