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Famous people lucky enough to be born near you

Postby Davycc » 23 Jun 2019, 13:41

OK who is the most famous person born within 20 mile from either where you were born or now live ? yes one mans famous is anothers unknown but it's a bit of fun. Not as the crow flies, Google mas decides :lol:
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Re: Famous people lucky enough to be born near you

Postby rigger » 23 Jun 2019, 13:47

Benny Hill :D

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Postby Davycc » 23 Jun 2019, 13:52

rigger wrote:Benny Hill :D

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FFS Rigger, take it a bit more seriously will ya :lol: :lol:
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Postby Another Northern Soul » 23 Jun 2019, 13:52

Paul Madeley. Peter O'Toole (I think, def brought up around here), Keith Waterhouse.

Kalvin Phillips :D
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Re: Famous people lucky enough to be born near you

Postby NottinghamWhite » 23 Jun 2019, 13:53

Captain Cook ( not the cricketer ) was born 3 miles away from me where I was born in North Yorkshire
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Re: Famous people lucky enough to be born near you

Postby Davycc » 23 Jun 2019, 13:54

NottinghamWhite wrote:Captain Cook ( not the cricketer ) was born 3 miles away from me.


Leader so far for me :thumbup: Probably taught about to the majority of of the known world.

Sad that I have to go for entertainment, Liam Nesson or Sport, George Best... maybe C S Lewis then.
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Re: Famous people lucky enough to be born near you

Postby Wigan White » 23 Jun 2019, 14:19

George Formby. :D

Sir Ian McKellen. :thumbup:
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Re: Famous people lucky enough to be born near you

Postby rigger » 23 Jun 2019, 14:49

Davycc wrote:
rigger wrote:Benny Hill :D

FFS Rigger, take it a bit more seriously will ya :lol: :lol:



I am serious !

He's absolutely massive all around the world, same as Mr Bean.
It's physical comedy that doesn't generally need a lot of translating ..

Honestly, when I worked for Tower Records down here, tourists always asked two questions : why isn't there a Titanic museum and where's the statue of Benny Hill.
There is actually a Titanic Museum now, which opened about five years ago, but we're still waiting for a bronze of Benny ...
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Re: Famous people lucky enough to be born near you

Postby Selby White » 23 Jun 2019, 19:07

20 miles is a big radius so living in Selby we will include York 12 mile or so up the road.
Will go for Guy Fawkes or more recently Dame Judy Dench.

If we stick with Selby we've had a King born here in Henry 1st
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Re: Famous people lucky enough to be born near you

Postby mapperleywhite » 23 Jun 2019, 20:49

Prince Charles was born in the same hospital as me - St Mary's Paddington.

Does this qualify as a royal connection?
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