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ON THIS DAY 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.
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.
Martin Peters lived here
The childhood home of West Ham footballer Martin Peters.
Location: 103 Raydons Road, Becontree
Description: This is the childhood home of celebrated member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning team, Martin Peters.
He was was born in Plaistow in 1943 and moved here to Dagenham as a child, attending local Fanshawe School.
No doubt he played football in the park across the main road dreaming of scoring in a World Cup Final!
During his career the midfielder played for West Ham (302 games), Tottenham Hotspur (189 games), Norwich City (206 games), and Sheffield United (24 games) where he also briefly managed.
Martin was capped 67 times for England, and scored Englands second goal in the victorious 1966 World Cup Final.
He was appointed MBE in 1978.