Wood Close, London, E2. Photo ©RogerDean 2015
Dickens’s Dictionary of London, 1882. (fourth year.) An Unconventional Handbook _ Charles Dickens, 1882:
Crystal Palace, Sydenham. —About seven miles from London. Erected at a cost of nearly £1,500,000. The Palace and Grounds, which cover about 200 acres, were opened in 1854. Concerts, dramatic entertainments, flower-shows, shows of different kinds of live-stock, &c, are held annually, the charge for admission being usually one shilling, or by guinea season ticket. Fireworks during the summer season. The Aquarium is well stocked with choice specimens of fish.