Does anyone famous, live near your house.

alanthemanc
alanthemanc Bots Posts: 512
edited 6. Apr 2011, 01:53 in Community Chit-chat archive
Just wondered, within a mile radius of our house, a few sort of famous people live, ( well I suppose not megga famous but you know what I mean)
1.. Steve Coogan lived down the road from me once. (moved)
2.. Paul Scholes lived down the road from me once ( moved)
3.. Mike Harding comedian, folk singer lived down the road ( moved )
4.. Bernard Manning lived down the road ( died )
5.. Lisa Stansfield, singer, lived down the road ( moved).
6.. P.J.Proby, pop singer from the sixties, lived down the road ( moved).
Thats all I can think of, they all seemed to move, I hope it wasn't something I did. ALanthemanc

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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Does Jimmy Saville's Mum count? Lol
    He was always coming to see her in his big Rolls, he was a very devoted son...
    :grin:
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  • alanthemanc
    alanthemanc Bots Posts: 512
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    TJT6768
    Yep, counts big time, anyone will count. Manning once tried to bump start his Roller outside our house, for 2 hours. Only problem was, you cant, bump start an automatic, brought the neighbours out though.
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Edwina Currie lived very near here when she was an MP, and Don Shaw, the writer who wrote scripts for lots of things on TV, including Z-Cars and Dangerfield, lived in my village. Also one member of the pop-group, Shawaddywaddy, lived here too.

    Joan
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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Lol
    Was he swearing :lol::lol:

    I did attend a funeral a couple of years ago, a friend of my late Father's, a folk singer named Dave Dalmour... He was Sir Jim's best friend, so Sir Jim got up and said a few words, very surreal moment.. He had a black shell suit and a red string vest on :shock: :shock:
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  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    delboy wrote:
    I'd move, famous people lower the tone of a neighbourhood.

    I think you are Victor Meldrew in disguise, Del :lol::lol:
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  • livinglegend
    livinglegend Member Posts: 1,425
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    We did live near a Formula 1 team boss and my then girlfriend used to babysit for them. As I used to collect and drop her off at the house, I was sometimes invited in for a chat and a coffee. I did meet some of the F1 drivers who were there and found them all to be very friendly and polite.

    The one who still stands out was Ricky Von Opel (then owner of Opel Cars) who would sit and casually chat to me about cars/driving in general and was a really, really nice person to meet.
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  • lupin15
    lupin15 Member Posts: 2,298
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Not sure i want to admit to this but william Haig lives less than 2 miles down the rd....
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    joanlawson wrote:
    delboy wrote:
    I'd move, famous people lower the tone of a neighbourhood.

    I think you are Victor Meldrew in disguise, Del :lol::lol:


    It's not much of a disguise Joan!!! :shock: :shock:
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  • prefabkid47
    prefabkid47 Member Posts: 1,316
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    A chap called Bob Geldof lives just up the road,you may have heard of him :eek:
    Some years ago went to a fete in the garden of his house,he was there with a few of his friends,including Simon Le Bon,Lulu and Sting. :shock: :eek:
    Still have this image of wife Paula Yates and daughter Fifi Trixibelle walking home from our local Co-op with Bob several paces behind loaded down with bags of shopping. :lol::lol::lol:
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  • robertls
    robertls Member Posts: 2,580
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Frank Bruno.......live the other end of the village..

    ......gosh he's a big buggar......
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  • katekelly
    katekelly Member Posts: 975
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale -Eastenders) lives somewhere near -I believe he is going to open Sarah's school fete this summer!
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,129
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Can I admit to Andy Burnham...living near me...think hes moved to London now... :roll:
    Barbara x
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  • robertls
    robertls Member Posts: 2,580
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    barbara12 wrote:
    Can I admit to Andy Burnham...living near me...think hes moved to London now... :roll:
    Barbara x

    Andy who????

    Should I know him???

    Not a name thats stuck in my head....
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  • ichabod6
    ichabod6 Member Posts: 963
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Mr Little of Little and Large lives the other
    side of our field.
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    ichabod6 wrote:
    Mr Little of Little and Large lives the other
    side of our field.

    Lovely to see you posting, Ichabod :!: :grin: I hope you are well.

    Joan
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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oooh, Glenn Pinder from Magic 828 lives not far from here...

    All together now..


    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    or was that

    Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo??

    Lol
    :lol:
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  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    tjt6768 wrote:
    Oooh, Glenn Pinder from Magic 828 lives not far from here...

    All together now..


    Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    or was that

    Whoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo??

    Lol
    :lol:

    It was whoooooooooooooo :?: :?:
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  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Perrrrrzaaacckkerrlii :lol::lol:
    I will have you know he is a jolly nice fella, I have spoken to him on his show a few times now :grin:
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  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I once lived a pretty, country lane away from Noel Edmunds.


    Elizabeth
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  • caterina57
    caterina57 Member Posts: 1,424
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    lupin15 wrote:
    Not sure i want to admit to this but william Haig lives less than 2 miles down the rd....

    William Haiges Family originally come from the place where I used to live, when my mum was young she new the family really well as they used to have a big soft drinks factory and used to sell house to house. Peter Elliot the athlete also came from the same area.
    Cath
  • Florence500
    Florence500 Member Posts: 46
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Euan McGregor was born in my village and his folks still live here :)
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  • tkachev
    tkachev Member Posts: 8,332
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Euan McGregor was born in my village and his folks still live here :)

    Hi Florence. Is that your bike?

    Elizabeth
    Never be bullied into silence.
    Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
    Accept no ones definition of your life

    Define yourself........

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  • Florence500
    Florence500 Member Posts: 46
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yes that is my baby, sadly not ridden him since July last year, but managing to go pillion with my boyfriend, getting back on my bike is my goal this year :mrgreen:
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  • cthornley
    cthornley Member Posts: 627
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Grundy from Grundy's North on the BBC lives at the other end of my street

    Alan Shearer & Donna Air are both from Gosforth originally and Mark & David Knopfler (dire straits) & Neil Tennant (pet shop boys) all grew up here

    My dad bought his house (in S. Wales) from the parents of the lead singer of Feeder...the band rehearsed there for years and his teenage graffiti was all over my brothers walls (till we painted over it)

    Oh and the guy who lives directly opposite us was on 'Come Dine With Me'....it was rather cringeworthy :oops:

    Chrissie
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    my Uncle had to sell both his bikes, has had one hip replaced, having second one done this month. He has MS.
    Hoping there is a chance for him to get back to it as well..
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    Cleo - 1996 to 2011. RIP