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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by djcarlos » Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:56 pm

thingonaspring wrote:nope - 6th form - 94-96 :D
I was at FCOT 96-98, probably know quite a few of the same peeps mate! Which school were you at?
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Post by thingonaspring » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:05 pm

i went to (and lived really close to) calthorpe park school, in fleet. got the bus for a bit over to farnborough then started driving after passing my test. moved to fleet around 1987ish and went to university in 1996, and still go back to visit my folks in the same house. school and the college have changed quite a lot!

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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by Mcjarv » Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:39 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:
Mcjarv wrote:Vorderman should not be included. freaks me out even to think of her owning an arse! she's like 50! its wrong!
my mate always had a thing for Dictionary corner girl, I have no idea what she is called. haha and i mean my mate, not 'a mate err i mean me'.
Susie Dent, you mean.

And so what if Vorderman's 50? She just has a great arse.
Nigella Lawson's 51 - would you kick her out of bed?
personally i dont think i could ever share a bed with a tory. even platonically!

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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by djcarlos » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:55 pm

thingonaspring wrote:i went to (and lived really close to) calthorpe park school, in fleet. got the bus for a bit over to farnborough then started driving after passing my test. moved to fleet around 1987ish and went to university in 1996, and still go back to visit my folks in the same house. school and the college have changed quite a lot!
Sounds like you left as I arrived :lol:
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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by junkmale » Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:35 pm

The only person i can think of from close to me is the late actor Stephen Boyd. He was the one who wasn't Charlon Heston in Ben Hur!
Glengormley's one claim to fame.

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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by Mcjarv » Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:18 pm

Simon Pegg and Fred West.

Cooooool.. well emphatically not the latter. ugh. just looked him up on wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_West
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Post by The Laird » Tue May 22, 2012 11:21 am

This is my home town: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpenden

Eric Morcombe used to live there, the public hall is named after him and my mum says she used to see him in Sainsburys!

Other famous residents include:

Craig Charles
Ashley Young
Lee Dixon
Sir John Lawes
John Motson
Tim Rice
Stanley Kubrick
Andy & Owen Farrell
Martin Gore
Miles Golding

Interesting fact:

In the Monty Python's Flying Circus episode "Deja vu", Michael Palin hijacks a plane and wants it to fly to Luton, then he changes his mind and wants them to take him to Harpenden.

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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by random_dave » Tue May 22, 2012 11:53 am

I grew up down the road from Coco the clown's granddaughter ( i think that was the relation) and he was buried in the churchyard just behind my back garden. We occasionally had the International ClownFest held in the village which was odd as there was probably 100-200 people living in the village, and for that week probably an additional 200 clowns wandering around too
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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by theantmeister » Tue May 22, 2012 1:37 pm

Up until recently, I would have said absolutely no-one. However, it turns out we finally have a famous son!

Kevin Pietersen.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietermari ... _residents

The only other thing Pietermaritzburg was famous for was that it was where Ghandi was kicked off that train :lol: :oops:

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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Tue May 22, 2012 4:24 pm

Gary Glitter. Fml
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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by HEAVYface » Tue May 22, 2012 4:50 pm

the band the darkness are from my home town. i jammed with the drummer a couple of times and used to go to the pub with him a lot. i lent him my copy of r type 3 on the snes too, which i don't remember getting back. played a lot of five a side footy with them too.

benjamin britten (composer) used to knock around in my town (i went to benjamin britten high school too)

um that rap DJ.....something westwood i think his name is? was apparently born in lowestoft *shrugs*

that lil (?) chris i think he was called, is from lowestoft too. talk about scraping the barrel.

admiral nelson was from up the road a bit lowestoft can't really claim him.

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