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Queen's Hall 1890

A new exhibition, The People's Palace - Past and Present is now available to view on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library.

The origins of Queen Mary can be traced back to 1886 when the Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of the People’s Palace Queen’s Hall.

In 1886 Edmund Hay Currie, in an appeal for funds published in the Times, described the proposed People’s Palace:

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