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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th October 1946 Born today: Vicki Hodge, London England, actress (Confessions of a Sex Maniac)
17th October 1934 Fulham footballing legend Johnny Haynes born in Kentish Town.
17th October 1922 Scottish worker begins hunger march from Glasgow on London
17th October 1814 Meux Brewery disaster at Tottenham Court Road kills 7: drowned by beer.
Crews Hill Golf Course
Historic golf course in North London, where Spurs player died.
Location: Cattlegate Road, Crews Hill, Enfield, EN2 8AZ
Description: Crews Hill Golf Course was designed in 1916 by Harry Colt, whose CV also includes Sunningdale New, Stoke Poges, Moor Park, Swinley Forest, Wentworth, Royal Lytham & St Annes, and Muirfield.
Charles Whitcombe, Crews Hill Professional 1925 to 1950, captained and played for Great Britain in the Ryder Cups between 1927 and 1937 the year he scored a 59 without a 2 at Crews Hill.
John White, the Tottenham Hotspur and Scotland national football team player, was killed by lightning while sheltering under a tree at the golf course on 21 July 1964.
This area was once all the hunting ground of the Crown, modern Crews Hill however is less open, with many oak and silver birch trees defining this classic little course.