Dinner In The Iguanadon

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20060111

By Chrissie Gittins.

On New Year's Eve 1854, 21 leading scientists sat down to a sumptuous seven course banquet - served in the plastercast mould of a prehistoric beast! They were there to celebrate the creation of 33 life-size dinosaurs in the new Crystal Palace Park - a place where those same monsters still roam today.

Mary Anning....Suzanna Hamilton

Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins....Philip Franks

Professor Richard Owen....Christian Rodska

Mrs King....Tina Gray

Francis Fuller....Chris Serle

Connie....Sarah Counsell

Jack....Alex Maclaren