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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
26th April 1976 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
26th April 1973 2 Gentlemen of Verona, musical opens in London
26th April 1947 Bless the Bride musical opens in London
26th April 1934 The Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI) was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later The Queen Mother) in Westminster Abbey.
26th April 1928 Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
26th April 1921 Born today: Harry Knutton, Maj-Gen/dir-general (London City and Guilds Institute)
26th April 1915 Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France and Russia
26th April 1890 Henry Morton Stanley inaugurated in London
Chef Fanny Craddock lived here
Onbe of Britains first TV chefs, Fanny Craddock lived here.
Location: Fairwood Court, Fairlop Road, E11, London, E11 1BJ
Description: Born in Leytonstone February 26 1909 as Phyllis Pechey, Fanny Craddock went on to become one of Britain's first TV chefs, along with her brow-beaten husband, Johnny.
She was born and lived at the house 'Apthorp' on Fairlop Road until 1930; today the property is now called Fairwood Court.