Age: 1 day
Date: 26 Aug 1949
The body of a newly-born male child was found wrapped up in a brown paper parcel on a train at Gidea Park Station, Romford.
The child was thought to have been about a day old.
The parcel was found under a carriage seat of a train in a siding at the station on the Friday night. The train had come from Liverpool Street and had stopped at all stations.
A post-mortem examination revealed that the child had died from exposure.
see Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 02 September 1949