"Dear Charles" at the Streatham Hill Theatre in the Streatham News On This Day 3 December 1954 with Chili Bouchier
Christmas Pantomime season at the Streatham Hill Theatre with a young Dick Emery in Humpty Dumpty.
Streatham News On This Day 3 December 1954
On This Day 2 December 1899 John Barbirolli was born.
Sir John Barbirolli, CH (2 December 1899 – 29 July 1970), née Giovanni Battista Barbirolli, conductor and cellist, was born Giovanni Battista at 12 Southampton Row, London, on 2 December 1899, the elder son and second of the three children of an émigré Italian violinist, Lorenzo Barbirolli (1864–1928), and his Parisian wife, Louise Marie Ribeyrol (1870–1962).
In 1929 Barbirolli was appointed conductor of the Covent Garden touring company and also conducted regularly at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in the grand opera season. in April 1943 Barbirolli was invited to become permanent conductor of the Hallé Orchestra at a time of crisis in its history, he accepted without hesitation.
Sir John briefly lived with his mother 33 Wavertree Road and then a separate address in Streatham with his wife
(Source Michael Kennedy)
Dave Mount the drummer of the pop group Mud died On This Day 2 December 2005.
He was a Streatham resident and the band performed at the Silver Blades in Streatham.
On This Day 1 December 1978 David Nixon died
TV Magician and King Rat - resident of Leigham Cottage, Leigham Court Road Streatham.
Streatham Hill Station was opened as Streatham station On This Day 1 December 1856
The station was opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway (LBSCR). Originally the station was named Streatham Station and when a new station opened in 1868 near Gleneagle Road, was re-named Streatham and Brixton Hill, which was ammended the following year to Streatham Hill. The barn like structure of the station has seen few alterations since it was built.
Sir William Grantham died On This Day 30 November 1911 leaving an estate of £227,651 6s. 9d.
In the 1881 census is shown living at Bedford House, Streatham with his wife Emma, 5 daughters, one son and eight servants
A barrister, MP and a High Court Judge
The Streatham Olympians were an American Football Team formed on this day 30th November 1983 and played on Streatham Common.
In recent year known as the London Olympians and play in Greenwich.
Richard Thornton West died in Exeter at Streatham Hall On This Day 29 November 1877 leaving an estate of £1m
Richard Thornton West was a resident of "Langdon" at 45 Streatham Hill. The son of Richard Thornton William Ogle West and Margaret Thornton of the wealthy Thornton family of Clapham.
Richard Thornton West was an East India merchant who married Sarah Bowerman in 1864. They moved to Devon where they bought a large estate two and a half miles from Exeter and Streatham Hall was built. Today Streatham Hall is called Reed Hall and stands on the University's extensive Streatham campus
A Registered Botanic Garden, Streatham Campus is described by The Times as the ‘best-gardened campus in Britain’ and by The Independent as having a ‘sublime’ setting.
Mark Bery, Secretary Streatham Society