"the Colt stand in the Great Exhibition two years before"


The Great Exhibition of 1851 was designed to show off the industrial and cultural achievements of the Western world. It was housed in the Crystal Palace, a temporary structure built in Hyde Park in London (the structure was then moved to Sydenham Hill, where it was destroyed by fire in 1936).

It was while researching the great exhibitions of Victorian England that Matthew Plampin became inspired to write his first novel, The Street Philosopher.