Tommy Trinder was born on 24 March 1909 at No. 54 Wellfi eld Rd. Streatham. The son of a tram driver, he was to become one of the most famous comedians of his generation. He was ranked with Max Miller, George Formby, and Arthur Askey. He performed as a comedian at the age of twelve, and built his career in music halls and variety shows.
By the 1930s, Tommy was famous throughout Britain for his rapid-fire wit, pork pie hat, and catchphrase, “you lucky people!”.