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Edgar Kail Way SE22
Location: South London, the Borough of Lambeth
Named for the last amateur footballer to play for England. Kail, a star with Dulwich Hamlet, was courted by the mighty Arsenal in the 1930s but didn’t want to move so far away from his South London home.