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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
28th June 1945 Born today: Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)
28th June 1923 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London
28th June 1909 Born today: Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)
28th June 1838 The Coronation of Victoria I in Westminster Abbey.
28th June 1461 The Coronation of Edward IV in Westminster Abbey.
Fred Perry and The Brentham Club
This is where Fred Perry played tennis for 16 years.
Location: 38a Meadvale Road, Ealing, W5 1NP
Description: The Brentham Club was established in 1911 to provide sport and leisure opportunities including cricket, hard court and lawn tennis, football and bowls to the Brentham and Pitshanger community in Ealing. It was opened by the son of Queen Victoria in 1911 - the Duke and Duchess of Connaught.
Local boy and tennis legend Fred Perry played here from 1919 to 1935. In 2011 The Ealing Civic Society put up a green plaque to commemorate this connection.
Tagged in this Tour: The London Tennis Tour