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Prince of Wales Drives Tube Train under Harringay, 1933

The Piccadilly line station opened in 1932. In March 1933, the Prince of Wales (the future short-reigning Edward VIII), drove a Piccadilly Line train From Manor House Station station, under Harringay and up to Wood Green.

The picture above shows him emerging at Wood Green Station. From there, he apparently hailed a passing cab to travel back to the centre of Town.

It seems that royalty had something of an affinity with Manor House. Just 90 years earlier, his great grandmother, Queen Victoria, had stopped at the Manor House Tavern with Albert whilst they were on their way to Cambridge by coach.

The only newspaper report about the 1933 visit that I've been able to track down comes from the Lethbridge Herald of March 18, 1933.

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