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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

Jimmy White started here



Jimmy White started here

This is where Jimmy White first started playing snooker as a kid

Location: 2a Lynwood Road, Tooting Bec, London, SW17 8SB

Description: This snooker hall was once called Zan's, and was where Jimmy 'The Whirlwind' White, one of snooker's most natural players, learnt how to play.

In an interview with The Independent he says 'My dad was a coalman and was always playing snooker with his mates'.

'I must have been nine or 10 when I started but I was a natural. By the time I was 11 I was spending nearly every day with Tony Meo at a place called Zan's in Tooting in south London playing, practising. By the age of 13 I'd made a century break and taken money off everybody in every place I played. Sometimes I'd leave with hundreds of pounds in my pocket. That was a fortune to a kid. My parents and teachers went mad at me for skipping school, but there was nothing they could do, I'd always find a way to play'.



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Jimmy White started here

This is where Jimmy White first started playing snooker as a kid


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