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Longwith Band at Crystal Palace

After the Great Exhibition of 1851 closed, the Crystal Palace, which had been built for the event, was moved from Hyde Park to Sydenham Hill in South London and reconstructed in what was, in effect, a 200 acre Victorian theme park. The new Crystal Palace park at Sydenham was opened by Queen Victoria on June 10th, 1854. The Crystal Palace was used for exhibitions and entertainments until it was des…