Eltham Palace, circa 1937

Lord only knows how much I love Eltham Palace – art deco AND South-East London… throw in a burger and a pint of Doombar and I’d never go anywhere else quite frankly.

This weekend I came across these pictures of Eltham at the height of its fame – 1937. Kind of makes it even more exciting to see the place in all its deco glory, as it would have looked just after the Courtaulds moved in. The pictures are from the fantastic Country Life archivesΒ and while I totally understand that the family probs wanted to do a bit of tidying up before the photographers came round, I’d have loved it even more if you could see some bottles of gin or slippers lying around.

Just glorious! You can see the rest here.

And on the subject of Eltham Palace, there are two interesting events coming up – this month you can attend a lecture on the women of Eltham Palace to celebrate Women’s History Month and then in May the Art Deco Fair returns for another year. Your ticket gets you entry to the palace too – try doing the tour and stop yourself buying everything in sight afterwards. Not gonna happen.

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