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,
13th November 1943: British Cockney music hall comedian Tommy Trinder. Original Publication: Picture Post - 1577 - Jazz Jamboree In Full Swing - pub. 1943 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post/Getty Images)
Tommy Trinder sings and dances in a British Restaurant, in an attempt to encourage the public to make use of these communal feeding centres. Behind him, six women in frilly outfits tap dance in a line.