Thursday, July 15, 2010

St Mary's tube station, London

St Mary's stood on the District Line between Aldgate East and Whitechapel. It opened in 1884 and closed in 1938, later being used as a public bomb shelter during the war.

Wikipedia adds:
on 22 October 1940 the surface building was hit by a bomb and severely damaged. It was subsequently demolished and little evidence of the station's existence appears above ground today. The bricked-up platforms are still accessible to London Underground staff via an anonymous door off Whitechapel Road.
David Leboff has gone through that anonymous door to make a film about the station for the BBC.

2 comments:

Simon Titley said...

Your Wikipedia link takes us to St Mary herself! It should be:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Mary%27s_tube_station

Jonathan said...

Didn't our Lord himself use the District Line, Father?