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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
24th May 1953 Born today: Alfred Molina, London, actor (Enchanted April, Prick up your Ears)
24th May 1908 John Masefields Tragedy of Nan, premieres in London
24th May 1899 The state apartments at Kensington Palace opened to the public for the first time.
24th May 1890 Tivoli Theater of Varities opens in London
24th May 1879 James Walker's original Vauxhall toll bridge was opened up for free by the Prince of Wales.
24th May 1819 Queen Victoria is born at Kensington Palace.
Martin Peters lived here
The childhood home of West Ham footballer Martin Peters.
Location: 103 Raydons Road, Becontree
Description: This is the childhood home of celebrated member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning team, Martin Peters.
He was was born in Plaistow in 1943 and moved here to Dagenham as a child, attending local Fanshawe School.
No doubt he played football in the park across the main road dreaming of scoring in a World Cup Final!
During his career the midfielder played for West Ham (302 games), Tottenham Hotspur (189 games), Norwich City (206 games), and Sheffield United (24 games) where he also briefly managed.
Martin was capped 67 times for England, and scored Englands second goal in the victorious 1966 World Cup Final.
He was appointed MBE in 1978.