This exhibition hall was built to serve as the centrepiece for the Great Exhibition of 1851
It took over 300,000 panes of glass to complete the iron construction
After the Exhibition it was disassembled and moved to Sydenham, where it burned down in 1936
12 December, 1889
Death of Robert Browning
Best known as a poet and playwright, Browning (b. 1812) was married to poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.