On this day in 1936 the Crystal Palace was tragically destroyed in a spectacular fire.
Many ask how do glass and iron burn so, but it was in fact the 18 acres of flooring, thousands of furniture items and exhibitions which aided in the destruction. Fortunately no lives were lost in the fire, but a great deal of history was along with the building.
In a single night, the once proud structure with its beautiful history was reduced to ash and rubble. Who knows what the Palace would have been like today if it had survived.
Sadly due to COVID-19 we are not able to hold our annual fire walk.