Du Cane Court Balham. is said to be the largest block of flats in Europe built for private occupation rather than as social housing.It has 676 flats .The block has had a number of notable residents, including comedian Tommy Trinder, actress Dame Margaret Rutherford, model/showgirl Christine Keeler, and, currently, comedian and writer Arthur Smith. Scenes for the TV series Poirot have been filmed here,
Margaret Court AO, MBE (née Smith; born 16 July 1942), also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a retired world No. 1 professional tennis player. She is currently a Christian minister in Perth, Australia but is best known for her sporting career, in which she amassed more major titles than any other player in history. In 1970, Court became the first woman during the open era (and the second woman in history) to win the singles Grand Slam (all four major tournaments in the same calendar year)…
The #wta never includes Australian Margaret Smith Court in their G.O.A.T discussions eventhough she won 62 Slam singles events, more than anyone in the history of women's tennis, because some were won 'pre-open-era'. However, Pastor Margaret has claimed homosexuality has tarnished women's tennis & she has been vocal in her opposition to gay marriage, opinions which have put her offside with former WTA tour stars Martina Navratilova and WTA co-founder Billie Jean King.
This painting depicts Margaret Jacobs accusing her grandfather George Jacobs, Sr. (in the red cape). She was also accused. She recanted her confession and her accusation of George Sr., and her story is entwined with that of my MC's.