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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st April 1952 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
21st April 1945 Ivor Nivello's Perchance to Dream, premieres in London
21st April 1930 Born today: Margaret Rose, London England, Princess of York
21st April 1925 Noel Coward's Fallen Angels, premieres in London
21st April 1920 John Galsworthy's Skin Game, premieres in London
21st April 1894 George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, premieres in London
Sir Alf Ramsey was born here
This is where World Cup Winner Sir Alf Ramsey was born.
Location: Five Elms Road, Becontree, Dagenham
Description: This is where future England manager Sir Alf Ramsey was born. His father was a hay merchant living in a wooden cottage on Five Elms Farm here - now long gone to suburbia.
After the war, he told a fib, that he was born in 1922 and not 1920 in order to increase his playing career. It caused a scandal later, but nothing can dampen the success he made managing the England Football Team to the World Cup success in 1966.
He went to Five Elms School nearby, and first played football on a playing field behind the (now demolished) Merry Fiddlers pub which is where the local Morrisons supermarket is now up Wood Lane not far away.