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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th May 1966 Actress Helena Bonham Carter born in Golders Green, London.
26th May 1951 Vaughan Williams Pilgrim's Progress, premieres in London
26th May 1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty signed in London
26th May 1906 The current Vauxhall bridge was officially opened by the Prince of Wales.
26th May 1893 Born today: Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)
26th May 1839 The first burial in newly-opened Highgate Cemetery.
The Windermere Club
Tommy's residency in London that could just have made him!
Location: 189 Regent Street, W1R
Description: Tom wasn't at his best on TV. You had to see Tom on the stage because then he was really good. He could grab an audience like no one. He was too big for TV.... Eric Sykes
It was during 1948 to 1951, that Tommy Cooper played every first-class London nightclub - and every time the bookings were extended. He was so popular every club in the capital wanted a piece of him.
And so to this very spot, the then establishent called the 'Windermere Club' in Regent Street - where he was a great success.
From there he then got booked at the Collins Music Hall and beyond.
Tagged in this Tour: Tommy Cooper's London