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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
22nd April 1991 Two trains collided on the DLR at West India Quay.
22nd April 1930 US, Britain and Japan sign London Naval Treaty
22nd April 1925 Born today: George Cole, London England, actor (Minder, Vampire Lovers)
22nd April 1899 Born today: Martyn Green, London, actor (Gilbert and Sullivan, Iceman Cometh)
22nd April 1823 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
22nd April 1737 William Hicks (MP for Wallingford) was attacked by highwayman Dick Turpin and associate in a coach travelling to London through Epping Forest.
Tony Hancock lived here
The home where Tony Hancock's Half Hour lived.
Location: 10 Grey Close, Hampstead Gardens
Description: This is where actor, clown and comedian Tony Hancock (1924-1968) lived from 1947 to 1948.
Comedian Ernie Wise unveiled the plaque here in May 1992 and it was sponsored by the Dead Comic Society.
The comedian who suffered from chronic alcoholism died from overdose at his shared home in Sydney, Australia at the age of just 44.
Tagged in this Tour: Tony Hancock's Half Hour Tour