Great Exhibition, the

Great Exhibition, the

the first industrial exhibition, promoted by Prince Albert and held in Hyde Park in Crystal Palace. [Br. Hist.: Payton, 285]
See: Firsts
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The Great Exhibition, the brainchild of Prince Albert, was opened with considerable pomp by Queen Victoria and attracted huge numbers of visitors.
Dr Barton looks at the eighteenth century background, the 'St Monday' tradition, the vital importance of the 1851 Great Exhibition, the role of the railway, hop-picking in Kent, boarding houses, holiday camps, works' outings and wakes, caravans, regional differences, the effect of rising living standards, the 1938 (holidays with pay) act, post-1938 government efforts to control the expected annual holiday rush, and the cheap package holiday abroad after the 1950s.
Instead of the industrial and technical focus of the Great Exhibition, the Crystal Palace was filled with architectural imitations and large scale models.
Charlotte Bronte buys one in 1847 after the success of Jane Eyre and in 1851, the year of the Great Exhibition, the company's name was altered to Patek Philippe & Co and Queen Victoria bought one.

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