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Great Yarmouth’s mini Crystal Palace

The 1870s witnessed a fashion for Winter Gardens at the British seaside and Great Yarmouth’s example is a unique survivor of that Victorian trend. As an iron and glass structure it took its cue from the 1851 Crystal Palace but failed to make a profit when it was first erected in the Devon resort of Torquay. This viewpoint uncovers the background to its creation and tells the story of its remarkable move to Norfolk in 1903.

Alligators and Art Nouveau at Great Yarmouth Hippodrome

The seafront Hippodrome at Great Yarmouth has been in continuous use as a circus since 1903. Its first owner made his name as a performer and knew how to please the crowds of Edwardian holidaymakers with daring shows and a venue that embraced the latest Art Nouveau style of design.

Margate’s railway station by the sea

Margate’s 1926 train station was one of architect Edwin Maxwell Fry’s first jobs. Fry went on to become a leading figure in International Modernism so this viewpoint explores the background to the station’s design, its importance for Margate and its place in the wider context of 1920s seaside architecture.

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St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell and the London Palimpsest

Peel back the centuries on a walk down St John’s Lane exploring the industrial, literary and religious histories of this street.