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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th March 1888 Born today: Jameson Thomas, London England, actor (Farmer's Wife)
24th March 1834 Pioneering textile designer and artist William Morris was born in Walthamstow.
24th March 1792 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
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