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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd September 1941 General de Gaulle forms French government in exile in London.

23rd September 1909 Susan Travers, the only woman to join the French Foreign Legion, was born in London.

23rd September 1814 Work began on the original Southwark bridge by John Rennie.go to related location

Balham's Finest Schooled Here



Balham's Finest Schooled Here

A very very man with a naked comedic genuis

Location: Westcombe Park, Blackheath, SE3 7QR

Description: 'The John Roan School' is a comprehensive secondary school in Blackheath, South-East London. It was originally two grammar schools. The boys' school was founded in 1677 and the girls' school in 1877 through a charitable endowment by John Roan who left a substantial amount in his last will and testament to those children of Greenwich who could not afford private education.

And not only that, it has produced a London born comedy great - 'Arthur Smith' - an alternative comedian and writer who was born in Bermondsey, South London - he describes himself as a 'semi-professional' comedian.

He was one of many stand-up performers on the alternative comedy scene in the Eighties. He still performs today in much the same manner, regularly attending the Edinburgh Fringe comedy festival and still compering the long-running Hackney Empire New Act of the Year competition final.

He's a very very funny man and some time ago on a night in watching football with 'Tony Hawks', he ended up challenging Hawks to beat the entire Moldovan football team at tennis. Hawks took him up on this bet, and wrote a book about it.

Hawks won the bet, and Arthur had to stand on Balham High Road and sing the Moldovan National Anthem whilst naked...

A different class is Arthur Smith.


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Balham's Finest Schooled Here

A very very man with a naked comedic genuis


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