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Famous people who came from our area

Former pupils of Leyton County School for Boys include Michael McStay, born 1933, an actor in TV parts from 1960, the classical pianist John Lill, born 17th March 1948 at Leyton, who went to Newport Road Primary School 2, and the clarinettist Antony Pay (National Youth Orchestra from 1961 and then a career in classical music 1).

The cricketer Graham Gooch was born in Whipps Cross Hospital in 1953, spent his early life in the area, and attended Norlington School.

Steve Harris who wrote many of the songs of heavy metal band Iron Maiden, in which he was bass guitarist, was born on 12th March 1956 in Leytonstone 3.

1  http://www.gmn.com/artists/

2  Leyton County High School for Boys At Its Peak by Paul Estcourt FIA, FSS, self-published 1992

3  http://www.london-e11.co.uk/HallOfFame.php

Derek Jacobi home

The world-class actor Derek Jacobi was born Leytonstone 22nd October 1938, the only child of Alfred George Jacobi, a department store manager.  He attended Leyton County School for Boys.  He lived at 2 Essex Road South until at least 1961 4.

4  electoral register

1945 to 1965

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