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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London
26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London
26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.
26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)
26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia
26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
Joe Cole's early school years
Star of Chelsea & England, but perhaps not in the classroom
Location: Masbro Rd, Marylebone, W14 0LT
Description: Joseph John 'Joe' Cole is not only a football player who currently plays for Chelsea and England but was also... apparently...a child prodigy who received national media attention as a schoolboy when he famously scored 7 of the 8 goals for the England youth team playing against Spain - a product of the famed West Ham United youth system.
Cole was born in Paddington, London and was to become touted as the hottest prospect in English football with Manchester United reportedly offering to pay 10 million for his services as a 16-year-old.
Not sure as to the truth in that - but he did attended this school in West London, 'St Mary's Primary School'.
It's certainly a million miles away from his Surrey mansion...what a guy!