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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th January 1899 Born today: Nevil Shute [Norway], London, novelist (On the Beach, Town Like Alice)
17th January 1886 Born today: Ronald Firbank, London, novelist (Flower Beneath the Foot)
17th January 1775 R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London
17th January 1670 Highwayman Claude Duval found guilty of 6 robberies and sentenced to death.
Fred Perry lived here
This is where Fred Perry lived when he won his first Wimbledon.
Location: 223 Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, W5 1RG
Description: This is where Britain's most celebrated tennis player Fred Perry, lived with his family from 1918 until he got married in 1935 and moved to the USA.
While living here he won his first Wimbledon title and then retained it twice in 1934/35/36 - a record no other Brit has lived up to since.
He famously put his Wimbledon success down to being at home here and in bed by 10pm every night during the championships.
His name also lives on because of the sportswear business he started in his own name.
Tagged in this Tour: The London Tennis Tour