An illustrated talk about the role the Crystal Palace played during wartime has been put together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Entitled The Crystal Palace at War it highlights the building’s importance during the 1914 to 1918 war.

Richmond and Twickenham Times: The Crystal Palace played a significant role during the First World War

It also covers all the wars the Palace was connected with from the Crimean and Boer War up to the Second World War, despite the destruction of the Palace by fire in 1936.

The one hour presentation by the Crystal Palace Museum speakers is available to social clubs, societies, groups, libraries, rotary clubs at their venues.

Call 020 8676 0700, email or write to Crystal Palace Museum, Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, SE19 2BA for more details.