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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

16th July 1993 S van Ruysdael's Winter Landscape sold for 705,500 in London

16th July 1985 Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

16th July 1939 Born today: Corin Redgrave, London, actor (Excalibur, Man For All Seasons)

16th July 1924 Conference over German recovery payments begins in London

16th July 1877 Spencer Gore wins the first ever Wimbledon tennis tournament - after 3 days rain delay.go to related location

16th July 1377 The Coronation of Richard II in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

The Entertainer's School



The Entertainer's School

King of the Game Show - Bob went to school here

Location: Dulwich Common, SE21 7LD

Description: Robert Alan Monkhouse OBE - also known as 'Bob Monkhouse' was born on 1 June 1928 and sadly died on 29 December 2003.

As an English entertainer, he was also a successful comedy writer, comedian and actor and was well known on British television as a presenter and game show host. Monkhouse was famous for his quick ad-lib and one-liner jokes.

Bob Monkhouse was born in Beckenham, Kent the son of Wilfred Adrian Monkhouse, who died in 1957 and Dorothy Muriel Monkhouse nee Hansard. Monkhouse's father was a prosperous Methodist businessman who owned Monk and Glass, which made custard!

And so to this very location - 'Dulwich College' - where Bob spent his school days, and from which he was later expelled. Bob wrote for the comics The Beano and The Dandy and subsequently drew for Hotspur, Wizard and Adventure comics. Among other writing, he wrote more than 100 Harlem Hotspots porn novelettes...

Monkhouse was appointed an OBE in 1993, he succumbed to prostate cancer on 29 December 2003.

A brilliant English entertainer - one of the greats!


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