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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
Tommy Trinder was born here
This is where comedian Tommy Trinder was born.
Location: 54 Wellfield Rd, Streatham
Description: Tommy Trinder (24-Mar-1909 to 10-Jul- 1989), long-faced comedy titan, was born here on the 24th March 1909.
He hosted his own TV series, Trinder Box on BBC, in 1959.
In 1975 Tommy Trinder was awarded the Commander in the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
He was a lifelong devoted supporter of Fulham football club, and was indeed Chairman of the club for a period in the late 1960s.