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Little Known Facts about Victoria

  • Victoria Train Station was used as the World War I terminus for trains carrying soldiers to and from France. A plaque commemorates the arrival of the body of The Unknown Warrior at platform 8 on 10th November 1920.

  • Comedian Norman Wisdom slept near the Statue of Marshal Foch at Victoria Train Station when his parents split up when he was 9.

  • In 1884, Fenians blew up Victoria Train Station’s cloakroom using a crude bomb made from dynamite, an alarm clock and a pistol.

  • When the Victoria line for the tube network was dug underneath Victoria Train Station, six 50 million year old fossil nautiloids were found.

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