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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th August 1967 Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.

14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London

14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)

14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.

14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.

Cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here



Cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here

Legendary Surrey & England cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here.

Location: 17 Englewood Road, Clapham

Description: Legendary England cricketer Sir Jack Hobbs (1882-1963) lived here.

As an opening batsman he scored more first-class runs (61,237 per Wisden, 61,760 per Cricinfo) and more first-class centuries (197 per Wisden, 199 per Cricinfo) than any other cricketer. These records probably wont be beaten since modern cricketers now play fewer first class matches.


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Cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here

Legendary Surrey & England cricketer Jack Hobbs lived here.


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Jack Hobbs certainly owned some sports shops , one was in Sidney Street Cambridge, he was born in Rivar Place Cambridge next door to my parents first home, I knew him and some of his family members. (Don Halls)
Posted by Don Halls on 2009-10-07
I have a question please did Sir Jack Hobbs Ever own or have any involvement with a sports shop sharing the same name? (mike)
Posted by mike on 2009-05-16
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