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Post by James A » Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:00 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:Got some more:
Dennis Taylor lives in Llay.
Andrew Scott - guitarist in The Sweet
Jason Koumas, Joey Jones, Paul Jones - Welsh international footballers
Rob Jones - the only England international born in Wales!
K-Klass - dance music act, "Rhythm Is A Mystery" reached #3 in 1991.
Tom James - Olympic gold winning rower
Edwin Hughes - Balaclava Ned, the longest lived survivor from The Charge of the Light Brigade.
Amy Guy - Gladiator "Siren" from the Sky reboot.
Rosemarie Frankland - 1961 Miss World
David Bower - played David in "Four Weddings and a Funeral".
I often see Dennis Taylor in my old local The Red Lion in Marford when im back home. Hes got a well nice house in Llay unfortunatley its right next door to a bloody great big pig farm. Sort of claim to fame but i think that pig farm also had one of the last recorded Anthrax outbreaks in farm animals in the UK a few years back. They burn't all the carcasses on the farm and you could smell burnt pig for miles around. Didn't touch bacon for a year after that.
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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by Liamh1982 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:01 pm

One of my younger brothers used to wash Dennis Taylor's (and Robbie Savage's) car. He has no celeb stories now he's a joiner...

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Post by James A » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:07 pm

Robbie Savages folks live next to my best mates folks in Bradley. Lets just say he dosen't like Robbie much :D

Was that Robbie yellow Ferrari that he got to wash?
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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:28 am

Think so, he had pictures of it on his phone. Before he smashed it! (the phone, that is) :lol:

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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by che_don_john » Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:24 am

Quite a few according to old Wikipedia, so I've picked out the most interestings ones. There's also a few connected to the town by virtue of having attended the private schools or through sport, such as Alistair Cook (sat next to him at my cousin's birthday meal last year and had no idea who he was), Paddy Ashdown and Al Murray, but they're not from Bedford so I don't think they should count. Anyway, here goes:

- John Bunyan (pilgrim who did some hard time)
- Harold Abrahams (1924 Olympic 100 metres champion)
- Ronnie Barker (not Ronnie Corbett)
- Matt Berry (Todd Rivers/Sanchez in Garth Marenghi's Darkplace)
- Apsley Cherry-Garrard (Antarctic explorer)
- Calum Davenport (footballer)
- Kelvin Davis (elbow-wielding footballer)
- Gail Emms (badminton)
- Tim Foster (Olympic gold medallist rower)
- Sir William Harpur (former Lord Mayor of London)
- Andy Johnson (footballer)
- Matt Skelton (boxer)
- Charles Wells (brewer)

and last but by no means least...

- Carol Vorderman (uber-milf and Rear of the Year)
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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:38 am

^ Wasn't she born in Prestatyn though?



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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by DPrinny » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:50 am

http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/celebs.html


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Post by Fishsta » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:53 am

Only ones I can think of...

Bill Beaumont (used to deliver newspapers to his factory)
Phil Cool
Dave Spikey
Ken Morely
Jason Queally
Sir Henry Tate
David Unsworth

There's probably more. That's Chorley, Lancashire.
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Post by che_don_john » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:04 pm

- Carol Vorderman (uber-milf and Rear of the Year)
Liamh1982 wrote:^ Wasn't she born in Prestatyn though?
Wikipedia says Bedford so, yes, she probably was born in Prestatyn!

Also, I need to put my two-pennies worth into this Rear of the Year debate, AKA 'Pippa Middleton media frenzy': Middleton once had a great rear from a certain camera angle, disguising the fact that due to her frail frame she doesn't actually have an arse. That one at the wedding was an optical illusion. Vorderman, on the other hand, has a great arse from any and every angle. That's why she won.

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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by bensonrad » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:08 pm

Eddie Kidd lives in Seaford :D
I actually grew up in Haywards Heath and Bret Anderson (from Suede) went to my school (not while I was there though)
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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by djcarlos » Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:25 pm

bensonrad wrote:Eddie Kidd lives in Seaford :D
I actually grew up in Haywards Heath and Bret Anderson (from Suede) went to my school (not while I was there though)
I DJed in Haywards Heath on Saturday night!
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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by bensonrad » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:18 pm

djcarlos wrote:
bensonrad wrote:Eddie Kidd lives in Seaford :D
I actually grew up in Haywards Heath and Bret Anderson (from Suede) went to my school (not while I was there though)
I DJed in Haywards Heath on Saturday night!
Where abouts? is DJ Carlos your actual billing name?
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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by Sega2006 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:19 pm

According to Wiki
Born in Stevenage
Ian Allinson (b. 1957), footballer
Harry Bates (1850–1899), sculptor
Edward Gordon Craig (1872–1966), scenographer and theatre theorist
Andrew Croft (1906–1991) explorer and SOE (Special Operations Executive) agent
Albert and Ebenezer Fox (1857–1926, 1857–1936), infamous poachers
Lewis Hamilton (b. 1985), Formula One world champion (2008)
Peter Harper (1921–2003) International Rally Driver
Alex Pettyfer (b. 1990), actor
Jason Shackell (b. 1983), footballer
Ed Westwick (b. 1987), actor
Jack Wilshere (b. 1992), Arsenal footballer
Ashley Young (b. 1985), Aston Villa footballer

Lived in Stevenage
Francis Cammaerts (1916–2006), headmaster of Alleyne's Grammar School and witness in the Lady Chatterley Trial, October 1960
Russel Coultart (b. 1962), founder of Transient Records[11]
Denholm Elliott (1922–1992), actor, who lived in the house now known as the 'Little Folks Lab' nursery in the North-West of the town
Barbara Follett (b. 1942), politician
Ken Follett (b. 1949), author
Ken Hensley (b. 1945), keyboard player and main songwriter of Uriah Heep in the 1970s
E. M. Forster (1879–1970), novelist, lived in the house at Rooks Nest from 1883 to 1893.
Cathy Lesurf, singer and member of bands such as Oysterband, Fiddler's Dram, Fairport Convention and The Albion Country Band[12]
Miguel of Portugal, King of Portugal between 1828 and 1834, is reputed to have lived on the High Street around 1845[13]
Nicki Pedersen World Speedway Champion
Kevin Phillips (b. 1973), footballer
Rob Playford (b. 1968), Drum and Bass Pioneer and founder of Moving Shadow Records
Elizabeth Poston, composer, lived in Rooks Nest from 1914 to 1987.[13]
Ian Poulter (b. 1976), golfer
Naum Slutzky (1894–1965), designer, master of Weimarer Bauhaus
John Thurloe (1616–1668), secretary to Oliver Cromwell, lived in what is now the Cromwell Hotel.
Phil Vincent (1908–1979), British motorcycle pioneer
Henry Trigg, 18c. farmer who wanted to come back from the dead after 30 years. His coffin was placed on a beam in a barn which later became a bank in Old Stevenage.[14]
Anthony (Tony) John Wright (b. 1962), cricketer
Karen Woo, surgeon, killed along with other aid workers in Afghanistan ( 2010 Badakhshan massacre )

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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by mainvein » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:48 pm

Corinne Bailey Rae is one of my next door neighbours if i count Leeds (sure there are other famous types from here), my place of birth is Ashbourne, dont think anyone famous came from there as its soo small, but when i lived there Tosh from the Bill had moved there and i frequently saw him stagger around drunk, he even fell over in front of me drunk at 10 am sunday morning in the paper shop.

Roy Wood (wish it could be xmas everyday bloke) lives a couple of miles from there and i gave him some change in the pub once
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Re: Famous People from your Home Town

Post by djcarlos » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:37 am

bensonrad wrote:
djcarlos wrote:
bensonrad wrote:Eddie Kidd lives in Seaford :D
I actually grew up in Haywards Heath and Bret Anderson (from Suede) went to my school (not while I was there though)
I DJed in Haywards Heath on Saturday night!
Where abouts? is DJ Carlos your actual billing name?
Yep, or CarlosTheDJ depending on how I'm feeling. Or nigeandcarlos if I'm DJing with me mate.

I can't even remember the name of the place, a little fairly scary pub..........put it this way if I played Foo Fighters they were screaming for dance, when I played the Chemical Brothers they wanted Kings Of Leon. Tough crowd.

In the end I dug out the old Specials / Beat / Madness 7" singles and mashed it into some drum n bass and they loved it. Although everyone was pissed by then. Bohemian Rhapsody to finish, long enough to leave playing from the laptop while I got the decks packed-up for a swift exit!

Funnily enough, Bohemian Rhapsody had people up on chairs, tables, arms in the air, all singing along.....followed by the biggest round of applause I've ever had! Four people took my number for future bookings!

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