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American Tour of London
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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

29th May 1968 Manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London

29th May 1960 Born today: Adrian Paul, London England, actor (Dance to Win, Highlander)

29th May 1924 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies

29th May 1911 W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan fame, dies in his lake at Grims Dyke trying to save a girl.

Tommy's Home from Home



Tommy's Home from Home

Home to Tommy and Gwen in 1948

Location: 13 Canfield Gardens, NW6

Description: Thomas Frederick 'Tommy Cooper was born on 19 March 1921 and sady died performing on stage on 15 April 1984.

Despite his purported inability to perform conjuring tricks, Cooper was a member of The Magic Circle. Famed for his red fez, his appearance was large and lumbering at 6 feet 4 inches and more than 15 stone in weight - a heavyweight in all senses of the word - Comedy being the biggest of all.

Cooper's comedy carried over to his private life. He once went into a tailor's shop to buy a suit. Trying it on he asked a member of staff if he could take it for a walk round the block. When they consented he took a block of wood from his pocket, put it on the floor and walked around it before saying, 'Fine. I'll take it.'

And so to this very address - home to Tommy and his wife Gwen in 1948.

Tagged in this Tour: Tommy Cooper's London

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Credits: Tommy Cooper - Always Leave The Laughing

Tommy's Home from Home

Home to Tommy and Gwen in 1948


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