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Brown plaque № 12569 - Borough Tube Station    This was a station of the City and South London  Railway that opened in 1890. The line was the world's  first underground electric railway, London's first deep  tunnel 'tube', and the first purpose-built railway tunnel  under the Thames. In 1891 over 5 million passengers  used the line. After reconstruction in 1922, the original  entrance was relocated to its present corner site. During  World War II a tube spur below was used as an air raid  shelter for up to 14,000 pers

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Lilian Baylis Blue Plaque - Lilian Baylis 1874-1937 manager of the Old Vic and Sadlers Wells Theatres lived and died here
Ralph Douglas Binney Black Plaque - This plaque was given by the Royal Navy in memory Captain Ralph Douglas Binney CBE Royal Navy who, on 8 December 1944 died from injuries received, when bravely and alone he confronted violent men raiding a jeweller's shop in this lane and struggled to prevent their escape. To honour this courageous act, Captain Binney's fellow officers and other friends founded the Binney Memorial Awards for civilians of the City and Metropolitan areas of London who, in the face of great danger and personal risk
Leslie Palmer Blue Plaque - Leslie Palmer  1943  Pioneered the template for the modern Notting Hill Carnival,  Helped transform a local community carnival into a nationally recognised event.