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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
21st July 1964 Tottenham Hotspur's Scottish striker John White is killed by lightning playing golf in North London.
21st July 1938 Paul Hindemith and Leonide Massines ballet premieres in London
21st July 1884 The First Test was held at Lord's Cricket Ground.
21st July 1866 Cholera-epidemic kills hundreds in London
21st July 1863 Born today: C[harles] Aubrey Smith, London England, actor (Prisoner of Zenda)
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.