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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th July 1982 Bombs planted by Irish Republican Army explode in 2 London parks
20th July 1982 T Macauly and D Vosburghs musical Windy City, premieres in London
20th July 1960 Born today: Katie Rabbet, London England, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend
20th July 1956 Born today: Paul Cook, London, rock drummer (Sex Pistols)
20th July 1944 Pierre Vinot, French ambassador to London/writer, dies
20th July 1935 Born today: Ted Rogers, Kennington London, comedian (Aladdin, Cinderella)
20th July 1930 Born today: Sally Ann Howes, London England, actress (Dead of Night)
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.