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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st September 1906 Born today: Derrick De Marney, London England, actor (Inheritance)
21st September 1849 Born today: Edmund Gosse, London, translator/critic (Father and Son)
Delivered on a Train
Thelma Ursula Beatrice Eleanor - born on the tube
Location: Elephant & Castle Station, SE1
Description: Childbirth is an amazing and beautiful thing - the normal place to give birth to a child is in a hospital or at least within spitting distance of medical assistance.
And so to the Tube and 1924, Elephant & Castle tube to be exact - and the only person ever to be born in a tube carriage.
Her name was Thelma Ursula Beatrice Eleanor - check out her initials. She was born on a Bakerloo line train at Elephant & Castle.