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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
16th August 1944 Dutch begin diplomatic contact with Vatican in London
16th August 1939 Born today: Carol Shelley, London, actress (Gwendolyn Pidgeon-Odd Couple)
16th August 1934 Born today: John Standing, London England, actor (Edward-Lime Street)
16th August 1924 Conference about German recovery payments opens in London
16th August 1885 Born today: Charles Carson, London England, actor (Cry the Beloved Country)
Deptford: Londons Oldest Station
The oldest working rail passenger station in London
Location: Deptford High Street, Deptford, London, SE84RL
Description: This station came into existence when the London and Greenwich Railway opened its first section between Spa Road, Bermondsey and Deptford on 8 February 1836; the line was extended eastwards to a temporary station at Greenwich on 24 December 1838.
Spa Road closed when London Bridge opened making Deptford Station the oldest London station still in use. It probably has one of the ugliest plaques in London commemorating this fact.
Deptford station was closed between 1915 and 1926.