Veronica Thornton taught art in south-east London for 30 years and is now based in Cambridge. She has just written her first novel, set the 1970s. and partly inspired by the long abandoned Greenwich to Crystal Palace Railway. As part of her research Veronica used old maps, various archive photos and magazine articles related to the subject. These are the images she will share in her talk, to show the railway as it was at different times in the 20th century. She will also explain how photos of the railway helped confirm the location of a Pissarro painting.
* ‘Screaming Alice’ is Cockney rhyming slang for the Crystal Palace.