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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th July 1982 IRA bomb attacks 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)

Bring Me Sunshine....



Bring Me Sunshine....

Eric Morecambe - Blue plaque unveiled on 14th May 1995.

Location: 85 Torrington Park, N12

Description: The late and great comic genius that was Eric Morecambe OBE will be forever remembered just by walking past this spot - here The Heritage Foundation unveiled a plaque on the 14th May 1995.

Eric Morecambe was the complete entertainer - after leaving school at 12 to pursue a career in show business, a talent show win organised by The Melody Maker and auditions for Jack Hylton in Manchester in 1939...was the start of his career with Ernie, it was here that he met Ernest Wiseman for the first time.

This meeting paved the way for the iconic partnership that it became, and will remain, entertainment history.

Up until his untimely death on May 28th 1984, Eric and Ern were the people's favourites and perhaps the greatest entertainers of the their generation. Apart from inspiring greats of today like Vic Reeves, Eric amongst many accolades was voted 'Pipe Smoker Of The Year' in 1970...what a legend!


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Eric Morecambe - Blue plaque unveiled on 14th May 1995.


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