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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th June 2016 David Camerons Nightmare - the United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union.

24th June 1963 1st demonstration of home video recorder, at BBC Studios, London

24th June 1942 Born today: Mick Fleetwood, London, rock drummer (Fleetwood Mac-Go Your Own Way)

24th June 1717 1st Free Masons' grand lodge founded in London

24th June 1509 The Coronation of Henry VIII in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Maida Vale for the ladies



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.


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Maida Vale for the ladies

This tube station was originally manned by all female staff.


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