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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

28th June 2001 Carry On actress Joan Sims died in Chelsea, London.

28th June 1945 Born today: Dave Knights, London, rock bassist (Procol Harum-Conquistador)

28th June 1923 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London

28th June 1909 Born today: Eric Ambler, London, suspense writer (Epitaph for a Spy)

28th June 1838 The Coronation of Victoria I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

28th June 1461 The Coronation of Edward IV in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Eric's First London Digs



Eric's First London Digs

Eric Sykes - lenendary comic - first London address.

Location: Longridge Road, Earls Court, SW5

Description: Eric Sykes, one of England's legends in the comedy world once resided on this very street.

After growing up in Oldham, 36 Leslie Street to be exact, growing up and then going into the forces during World War II, his big break came when he got into script writing and pencilled some quirky copy for the one and only Frankie Howerd.

At two pounds and ten shillings a week, a washbasin and single bed were included but alas, the bathroom was two floors down.


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Credits: Eric Sykes - If I Don't Write It, Nobody Else Will

Eric's First London Digs

Eric Sykes - lenendary comic - first London address.


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