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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Home to a Great Magician
Tommy Cooper resided here in the late 1940s
Location: 105 Warwick Avenue, Maida Vale, W9
Description: Okay so he was overall an incredible comedy performer who had only to utter those immortal words or indeed look at a certain way to bring the house down with laughter, but Tommy Cooper was also a great magician.
He was simply a class act that made millions of people happy - which can't be a bad thing at all!
And so to this very location, Tommy was living here in 1948 when he was extending his management negotiations with his agent 'Miff Ferrie'.
Tagged in this Tour: Historic Magic Circle Tour
Tagged in this Tour: Tommy Cooper's London