The Alexandra Palace

Locked up in a palace of Joy

Interment at the “Ally Pally” and Sylvia Pankhurst

Anti German Riots in the East End. Topical Press Agency/Hulton Arcive
Anti German Riots in the East End. Topical Press Agency/Hulton Arcive
Anti-German Riots in the East End, Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive
Sylvia Pankhurst proposed a “Cost Price” restaurant in the East End to provide relief and to oppose profiteering from the war. Suffering families were given discretionary free meal tickets. Sylvia is seated third from left. From Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst Papers, inventory number 362, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
Plaque at the Alexandra Palace commemorating the interned. Inscription reads: “This plaque was placed here on Sunday 4 June 2000 by members of the Anglo-German Family History Society. To remember over 17.000 German and other civilian prisoners of war interned at Alexandra Palace between 1914 and 1919. In particular those who died during that period. “

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