Temperance, The Great Exhibition and the Crystal Palace.

The story of the 1851 Great Exhibition and its iconic venue, Joseph Paxton’s Crystal Palace, is well known. What is perhaps not so well known is the influence Temperance had on the ‘Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations’. The idea of an international exhibition to show all nations the wonders of the newly industrialised Britain was championed by Henry Cole and Price Albert. They would both sit on a Royal Commission established to promote the event, which would take place in Hyde Park between May and October in 1851. It was these Commissioners that decreed that whichever refreshment provider was selected for the the venue, no intoxicating liquors should be made available

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