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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th March 1947 Singer and pianist Elton John born today in Pinner, London.
25th March 1946 Heathrow Airport officially opened by Lord Winster, the Minister of Aviation.
25th March 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Last of the Mohicans, 3 Musketeers)
25th March 1843 Brunel's Thames Tunnel is finally opened to the public.
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.