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Old 01 September 2008, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by llewtrah View Post
No, the circle line hadn't been built then. As the tale goes, having missed her station she tries to alight at the next station ... and the next. Since old women in big skirts probably all looked pretty much alike (generally dark overskirts and dark jacket and hat ,this being Victorian times) I doubt the porter would be able to distinguish her from any other woman of similar age and mode of dress on the platform.
Maybe, but I'm suspicious about this being true.
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