Crystal Palace reliability trials 1903

Here are some more mostly local SE London old photos, all found in the net

I think the 1000 mile trials of 1900 & 1903 finished at the Crystal Palace

“Crystal Palace reliability trials 1903 b” Is, I think Mar gate.

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Amazing photos. Thank you for sharing. Who knew there were so many motor cars around then?

Re the final photo: I believe that’s the corner of Fairlawn Park/Sydenham Road and though lightning may never strike the same place twice, German bombs did. That same spot was bombed again in WW2.


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An interesting little read here …

Yes the 4th pic definitely shows the Grand Theatre in Margate