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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd August 1945 Noel Coward's revue Sigh no More, premieres in London.

22nd August 1937 Born today: Max Hebditch, director (Museum of London)

22nd August 1925 Actress Honor Blackman (Pussy Galore-Goldfinger) was born today in Plaistow, East London.go to related location

22nd August 1916 Born today: John Slater, London England, actor (Deadlock, Cartel, Devil's Pass)

22nd August 1866 George Shillibeer, pioneer of London's 1st bus service, dies

22nd August 1620 Oliver Cromwell married Elizabeth Bourchier at St Giles-without-Cripplegate.

Crowland Primary School



Crowland Primary School

The primary school that taught Bernie Winters

Location: Crowland Road, Tottenham, N15 6UX

Description: This formerly failing school in East Tottenham dating back to 1911, was turned around to outstanding in record time.

It's famous for it's former comedian alumni's Mike and Bernie Winters and also dancer and TV celebrity Lionel Blair.

In Mike and Bernie's biography 'Shake a Pagoda Tree', Mike Winters wrote of Bernie's first day at school:

Mum and Uncle Mickie strolled down the road to meet the new scholar and spotted a little figure in the distance, dragging a coat behind him. When they met up, the conversation went like this:

Mum: What have you got there Bernie?
Bernie: A Coat.
Mum: But you didn't go to school with an overcoat.
Bernie: I know, but when the bell went, all the other boys were taking coats, so I took one too.


In an interview with the Independent, Lionel Blair told of his first day here:

I remember my first day at Crowland Road school. At playtime, I went into the senior, rather than the junior, cloakroom and couldn't find my coat. A teacher found me in floods of tears. It was so traumatic, I can't tell you.

It suffered a bad fire in 2005 which destroyed a building.



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Crowland Primary School

The primary school that taught Bernie Winters


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