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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

27th April 2004 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) officially opened.go to related location

27th April 1962 Arnold Wesker's Chips with Everything, premieres in London

27th April 1959 Born today: Marco Pirroni, London, rock guitarist (Adam and The Ants)

27th April 1943 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

27th April 1922 Born today: Daphne Anderson, London, actress (Beggar's Opera, Hobson's Choice)

27th April 1908 4th modern Olympic games opens in London

27th April 1828 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park London, opens

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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