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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th May 1908 Born today: Ian Lancaster Fleming, London England, author (James Bond)
28th May 1897 Born today: Henry Kendall, London, actor (Amazing Quest, Shadow, Rich and Strange)
28th May 1858 Dion Boucicault's Foul Play, premieres in London
28th May 1742 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
28th May 1728 Celebrated satirical painter William Hogarth successfully sues agent Joshua Morris.
Steve Davis started here
The club where Steve Davis first picked up a snooker cue.
Location: 71 Kirkham Street, Plumstead, London, SE18 2JS
Description: This sports orientated working mens club is where Steve Davis first picked up a cue, at the billiards and then the snooker tables.
It was here at Plumstead Working Mens Club at the age of 12 in 1969, that Davis picked up the sport that he dominated in the 1980's. By 17, Davis had abandoned his education in order to play snooker, where he eventually won 6 world titles. He received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in 1988, and was made an MBE that year.