Lecture: The History of Wembley Park - more than an iconic sports venue
November 7, 2023 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM at Marlborough Road Methodist Church and on Zoom
Lecturer: Dave Parker
Discover the little-known history of Wembley Park and its two famous stadia. It should have been the home of the world’s tallest tower, but the project became a fiasco. Instead, the British Empire Exhibition Stadium was opened as the centrepiece of the British Empire Exhibition, 1923. When this ‘flopped’, the stadium was saved from demolition and renamed the Wembley Stadium, complete with its iconic ‘Twin Towers’. By the end of the twentieth century, however, it was showing its age. A new national stadium was needed: and so, a new and much improved stadium with its dramatic Wembley Arch, was built on the same site.
Dave Parker is a former Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, a technical editor, and the author of several non-fiction books.
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