Noel Baddow Pope was born in Toxteth, a sub-district of Liverpool, on Christmas Eve, 1909. He moved with his widowed mother to Surbiton before 1926.
WAS KINGSTON UPON THAMES ANTI-RAILWAY IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY? A NOTE ON THE POSSIBLE ORIGIN OF THE TRADITION.
…whether the tradition arose because Biden, in 1852, used unreliable hearsay as his source?