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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
29th April 1966 Spin-bowling Cricketer Phil Tufnell was born in Barnet, London.
29th April 1943 Noel Coward's Present Laughter, premieres in London
29th April 1923 Born today: Maxine Audley, London, actress (Peeping Tom, Ricochet, House of Cards)
29th April 1879 Born today: Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
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