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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
18th November 1905 George Bernard Shaws Major Barbara, premieres in London
18th November 1852 State funeral of duke of Wellington (London)
18th November 1836 Born today: William Schwenck Gilbert, London, composer (Gilbert and Sullivan)
Maida Vale for the ladies
This tube station was originally manned by all female staff.
Location: Maida Vale Station, Elgin Avenue, London, W91JS
Description: Maida Vale station opened in 1915 and made history by being the first Underground station to be staffed entirely by women. While the top post (stationmaster) was admittedly still held by a man, he did work at 2 other stations as well.
The station is located at the junction of Elgin Avenue and Randolph Road and for a time prior to its opening the proposed name for the station was Elgin Avenue.