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Famous People from Bristo
Fry Family (Chocolate)
except john motson. and i'm not even sure if thats true
my mum's mate used to date him. My famille is from Barnet...Adam Faith (RIP) used to get his car serviced at my unle's garage...
played his first gig here, at the assembly hall
grew up in the next village from me.
There's nothing famous at all about the village I live in.
The town is twinned with Freiburg in southern Germany, and linked with Mukono in central Uganda
Guildford spectrum Leisure Centre is a prize national winning pool for (and i quote) serious swimming
was opened by Mr Blobby, and has a plaque to commemorate this.
It has one nightclub - The Pink Toothbrush. Apparently it was the 'first ever alternative club in England'
Radiohead have played there
at the rivermead center, i think
We have a pub called The Lodge. It is situated on a road called The Chase. Apparently Henry VIII used to go hunting down The Chase (hence the name) and then stay at The Lodge (hence the name)
used to come to Nairn for his holidays, as did that bastard the duke of cumberland who stayed here before culloden.
apparently it has the most hours of sunshine in scotland but growing up there i would probably disagree with that.
Madonna owns the local football club
Westlife were arrested for defacing a billboard
It is illegal to wish for a muffin
Ladders work backwards, due to being in the northern hemisphere
The only place in Britain where the soil has a pH value of 85
A goat was once voted mayor
The biggest consumer of Tic Tacs per head in West Berkshire
not even blueberry? :(
Margaret Thatcher was born here, the house she lived in is now a chiropracters.
Issac Newton atteneded the school here.
Granthams beaver were featured in the NME a few months ago
in the country, but i'm not sure
knife culture, a while ago
Idiot culture, just now
Rab c nesbit
Some bands, a while ago.
The whole town is forced to work in the salt mines, and beaten to death if they try and escape.
Also, the first Tesco supermarket was built there.
where is this saltly place?, do you like salt or are you sick of its over exposure in your town
I wouldn't say it's over exposed, unless you're a big fan of salt. And let's face it, it's difficult to get worked up about salt.
Was revealed recently to have been Hitler's intended choice for the German headquarters in the UK due to rural, central location.
Has the steepest and shortest railway in the UK (one of only 4 existing funicular railways).
One of Stretch and Vern comes from there as does the bassist out of the Kooks.
Sir Thomas Chippendale (the wizard of oak) born there in 17 blahdy-bloo
(where I'm pretty much from, & y'know, all my family lives there and shizz.)
poverty, a while ago
not so much poverty, today
biggest gap between the rich and poor EVA, or something.
(where I've lived for the past... seven? years)
(where I was born)
you sure that wasnt one of papa smurfs 'weekends away'?
the Pilgrim's Progress was written while Chaucer was in Bedford Prison. there's a Wetherspoons named after it in the town centre. I used to get drunk in there quite a lot.
Was it for causing me to study The Wife Of Sodding Bath for an entire school term 650 years later?
i meant John Bunyan, not Chaucer. ahem.
according to wikipedia, he was imprisoned for preaching without a license. bloody nanny state blah blah blah
they make me think of zxcvbnm.
wheres he from?..someone must live there
The Rolling Stones used to play A LOt in the Red Lion pub back before they became famous.
N.B. Now the Red Lion has a custom of about 20 regulars, sawdust on the floor and they are already stroking the trigger on the shotgun behind the bar if 'outsiders' even look in through the window. We always skip it on our pub crawls.
Lee Evans was an Essex boy
Lee Evans in 2004
Born February 25, 1964 (1964-02-25) (age 43)
Avonmouth, Bristol, England.
Occupation Stand-up comedian, Actor
it's awesome. FACT
will be European Capital of Culture in 2008.
holds the Guinness Book of Records for being the Capital of Pop 56 no 1's to date(sadly some of these are from atomic kitten)
Meccano model trains and the Dinky Toy were invented by Frank Hornby of Liverpool
The Barcelona Strip is modelled on a Liverpool schools rugby strip :D
that is a better fact.
Cause two brothers from Merchant Taylors played for them early on and they were the only two matching kits so they ended up using it for everyone. Where abouts in Liverpool do you live?
So named because a cow once got stuck under a bridge there.
is the world's oldest continually published newspaper. It's been running since 1690.
thats a long run
Vikings burnt down the village once. And Windsor Davies was seen drinking a pint.
His visit didn't coincide with the visit of the Vikings.
because Sydney and Melbourne were arguing about who would be capital of australia, they just picked a suitable location about equidistant from both and made a city to base the government at.
i like this.
sound like the names of two perenially at-odds sisters from some kooky US sitcom. One's always studying, the other's always bringing boys home, hilarity ensues etc.
im probably the most famous person to be born there
FIRST NEW TOWN!
my boss called me stevenage about 45 minutes ago
along with Preston NE, are the only team that need never wear their away kit should they wish not to. this is because they are the royal team i think, or in Preston's case they were founders of the league or something. the fact that i got this from a cracker 3 years ago and can't really remember the fact makes me wish i hadn't started tying, however seeing as how i did start, and in fact took it too far means that i will post this stupid rant on this thread, because otherwise i have needlessly wasted my time, something which i never like to do, like that time that i got back froma festival once and decided to take a day off and sat around all day and turned into a massive emo and cried about something which hadn't even happened.
^ abandon reply ^
Reading: Only professional team in the Royal County of Berkshire
Preston: First English Football League Champions.
(That's my one and only football fact)
I was born there!
So was Phill Jupitus.
Err, Russ Abbott, Jeff Green, Daniel Craig, Keith Harris...
I'm about to go there in about an hour. I'd better get dressed!
Um, I don't know a great deal about it. But it has the greatest Mango ice cream in the world.
I find it weird after growing up in Leeds, I still don't really think of it as my hometown..
It has a giant glass elephant filled with plants.
high street in Tenterden is the widest high street in the United Kingdom. FACT.
my home county(...Dorset)has no music scene and that's FACT; scientific inquirings were made but they came back negative.
Bands - Spaceman 3
Used to hold the record for most pubs in a square mile
Home of guy forkes
Invented Rugby :(
Second talest man made structure in UK (radio masts :( )
The exact center of England
Grace kelly used to own my old house, so her kids could live there whilst at rugby school
Tourist board here i come
No-one famous from here. Richard from Richard and Judy sometimes comes into my pub. He's the brother of my favourite english teacher at my old school.
Portsmouth has one of the highest crime rates in the UK and was labelled the number one city in the UK for sexual assaults and rapes in a May 2006 report by the think tank Reform.
The most successful bands to have emerged from Portsmouth in the past quarter of a century are The Cranes and Ricky, both of whom enjoyed critical acclaim and minor chart success. However there remains a very limited number of venues for less experienced bands to play at.
god, I love being from Pompey.
I think I came to pompey for a day or two then. Maybe that explains the rape spike.
Tony McPhee from the Groundhogs lives here i think
Charlotte Rampling was born here-ish
Carol Vorderman, brother owns a local buolding firm. Rizzi Buldiers
i love that site.
Our mascot is a jolly fisherman.
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is where star wars was filmed. partly.
and len hutton was from here.
pudsey is in the doomsday book and a couople of hundred years ago the townsfolk make an enourmous pudding for no particular reason.
the lane by my house was in the doomsday book too
when doomsday actually is
Ashbourne, Derbyshire. Every shrovetide sees a game of 'football' (in its very loosest sense) played across an area 3 miles long and two feet wide, around the town itself. It's bloody lethal - someone actually died playing it a year or two back. It's basically a massive scrum with a ball (slightly larger than a football) made of leather and cork.
The goals were originally the mill wheels at two local mills. The person who scores is pre-chosen. When the ball reaches the goal, the game is paused and the ball is given to the member of that team (either the 'Up'ards' or the 'Down'ards', depending on whether you were born north or south of the river) who has been given the honour of actually gaoling the ball. Gaoling consists of knocking the ball against the goal stone.
There's even a song about it, the chorus of which goes:
'Tis a glorious game, deny it who can
That tries the pluck of an Englishman.
Mr. Ian Curtis' home
Big silk industry (waaay back)
Birthplace of Hovis bread
Famous people born in Macc;
See also 'The Macc Lads'
we have the oldest, still-standing stone castle in europe, possibly the world.
just a massive shopping centre with some houses around it.
But I do live within 20 miles of
-'s rail viaduct is the largest brick structure in Europe.
- is the borough with the largest wealth gap in the whole of the North West.
- Was voted the 11th crappest town in Britain in some survey a while back. It didn't feature the following year, which says something although I don't know what that is
- Won the "Town In Bloom" award in 2006
- Has a bus depot, and a HMV
The Rev Donald Caskie, famous as the "Tartan Pimpernel" for his wartime exploits in France, is one of Bowmore's most famous sons. He was responsible for the safe passage of numerous exiles through the Scots Kirk in Paris during WWII, risking both life and limb. In more recent times, Glenn Campbell can be seen regularly on BBC Scotland as their political correspondent.
Hot Fuzz was filmed there
Edgar Wright Dominic Masters and that twat from the BT advert come from there. And me.
Mark E. Smith and most of the fall,
Jenny Frost from atomic kitten,
John Squire (ok crumpsall, but close enough!)
Home to the (in)famous school renowned for its Prime Ministers, Clive Anderson, brutal murders and rampant bummery
The cemetery is home to the tomb upon which Byron used to sit and write
The only musical residents are Courtney Pine and Rick Wakeman (who lives just down the road from me).
My brother also used to date Skibadee's sister