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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th March 1888 Born today: Jameson Thomas, London England, actor (Farmer's Wife)
24th March 1834 Pioneering textile designer and artist William Morris was born in Walthamstow.
24th March 1792 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
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.