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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

3rd April 1999 Oliver! Composer Lionel Bart sadly passes away in Hammersmith, London.

3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London

3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area

3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.go to related location

3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London

3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)

3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)

3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)

3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.go to related location

3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon

Crowland Primary School



Crowland Primary School

The primary school that taught Bernie Winters

Location: Crowland Road, Tottenham, N15 6UX

Description: This formerly failing school in East Tottenham dating back to 1911, was turned around to outstanding in record time.

It's famous for it's former comedian alumni's Mike and Bernie Winters and also dancer and TV celebrity Lionel Blair.

In Mike and Bernie's biography 'Shake a Pagoda Tree', Mike Winters wrote of Bernie's first day at school:

Mum and Uncle Mickie strolled down the road to meet the new scholar and spotted a little figure in the distance, dragging a coat behind him. When they met up, the conversation went like this:

Mum: What have you got there Bernie?
Bernie: A Coat.
Mum: But you didn't go to school with an overcoat.
Bernie: I know, but when the bell went, all the other boys were taking coats, so I took one too.


In an interview with the Independent, Lionel Blair told of his first day here:

I remember my first day at Crowland Road school. At playtime, I went into the senior, rather than the junior, cloakroom and couldn't find my coat. A teacher found me in floods of tears. It was so traumatic, I can't tell you.

It suffered a bad fire in 2005 which destroyed a building.



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Crowland Primary School

The primary school that taught Bernie Winters


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