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#1
We all have somebody famous from where we was brung up. Let's now try and black cat each other?

A few ground rules, let's say 5 mile radius, so the cockneys can't claim Liz & Phil etc...

Here's mine:

Kevin Ratcliffe (Everton Hero)

Ian Rush (mate of my Dad ) , Michael Owen (Red Scum)

Gary Speed (RIP) old school mate and Evertonian.

Nothing else to do apart from football...

Oh, Jade Jones Olympic kick ass champion

And some twat from One True Voice, pop stars/x factor fame! (Who Kevin Ratcliffe took to court)
 
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#2
Dominic Monaghan - Merry from Lord of the Rings/Charlie from lost.

Ricky Hatton - He doesn't need explaining.

Not sure of anyone else.

Edit: After typing Dominic Monaghan into Google turns out he was born in Germany and only went to school/college near me.

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#4
Bill Nighy
Jon Finch
Angus Deayton

Oh and Caterham Cars although they've now moved to Crawley, also gives you a hint of where I was brung up :)
 
#6
Henry Bell - first commercial steamship
Teacher - purveyor of fine whisky
Kenny Hyslop - group Nazareth


oh, and John Logie Baird - inventor of television
 
#7
James Alexander Smith VC
Mark Cueto - RU International
Scott Dobie - Football (Scotland) International
Gordon Preston - Bletchley Park code breaker
David MacCreedy -Actor
J.B. Williams - Writer of 'We dive at Dawn'
 

Sumo

War Hero
#8
lots from the Shire but not from town found this one
Ellen MacArthur (1976 - )Born in Derby City Hospital in 1976, Ellen first became interested in sailing at the age of 8, after sailing trips with her aunt. By the age of 18 she had won 'BT/YJA Young Sailor of the Year' by sailing alone around Britain.
some really old gits from history as well
 
#10
Mark King (Level 42) ... mate of my ex's and used to practice in their front room.
Dame Ellen MacArthur lives in the next village over (Sumo ... she's moved!)
Bear Grylls ... Mrs MG takes tea with her ladyship (Mother).
Jeremy Irons (Actor)
Phil Jupitus (Comic???)

Did have
Jet Harris (Shadows)
Geoffrey Hughes (Corrie)
Admiral Sir John Jellicoe
Brian Murphy (Actor - George & Mildred)
Uffa Fox
Darwin
Keats
Queen Victoria
 
#12
Mark King (Level 42) ... mate of my ex's and used to practice in their front room.
Dame Ellen MacArthur lives in the next village over (Sumo ... she's moved!)
Bear Grylls ... Mrs MG takes tea with her ladyship (Mother).
Jeremy Irons (Actor)
Phil Jupitus (Comic???)

Did have
Jet Harris (Shadows)
Geoffrey Hughes (Corrie)
Admiral Sir John Jellicoe
Brian Murphy (Actor - George & Mildred)
Uffa Fox
Darwin
Keats
Queen Victoria
You forgot Mr Bronson "grange hill" fame


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#13
Some kid called Lee who was in a boy band called 911. Yeah, that's all.

Having a job is being a high achiever where I'm from. Keeping it for more than a week makes you royalty. I'm now practically a king.
 
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#20
Just had this conversation with my fellow Carlislian oppo and we have come up with:

Grant Holt
Helen Skelton
Eddie Stobart
Paul Nixon

And Woodrow Wilson's mam.

That's about it. Not great.

Edited to add: Melvyn Bragg apparently, who knew?
 

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