H-H-H-Hancock's h-h-house

Birthplace on the market

The house where Tony Hancock was born has gone on the market for £229,500.

And fans in the Tony Hancock Appreciation Society hope to buy the large Birmingham house to make into a museum.

The house, in Southam Road, Hall Green, boasts a plaque commemorating Hancock's birth in 1924.

Dan Peat, of the appreciation society, said: "If the house was for sale for £100,000, we would have bought it by now.

"We would have liked it for a museum. I'm sure this would arouse a lot of interest from Hancock fans."

Sheila Pugh, who is selling the house after 41 years, told the BBC: "We get people coming to the door asking if they can get a photograph. We expect it now."

Published: 2 Aug 2001

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