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truelatic4eva Posted on 9/9 19:52
Name Some Famous People From Middlesboro!

Go on the,if you can think of any!

LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 9/9 19:53
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BRIAN CLOUGH


CHRIS REA


CHUBBY BROWN

bigdave85 Posted on 9/9 19:53
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Roy Chubby Brown!

TheSmogMonster Posted on 9/9 19:53
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Capt James Cook

Dann020 Posted on 9/9 19:54
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Chubby Brown
Kirsten O Brien
Jonathan Woodgate
Stewart Downing
Chris Rea

LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 9/9 19:54
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PAUL DANIELS

KIRSTIN O BRIEN

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 9/9 19:54
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brian clough
don revie
captain james cook
paul danniels
chris rea
wendy richards
should i go on and on and on....

sossage Posted on 9/9 19:55
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That fat actor from the adverts

nortonred59 Posted on 9/9 19:55
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bob mortimer

Dann020 Posted on 9/9 19:55
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famous people from wigan come on then name some of them???????



sorry cant think of any

Dann020 Posted on 9/9 19:56
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michael winner

LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 9/9 19:56
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MARK BENTON

Dann020 Posted on 9/9 19:57
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jeff winter

ray192 Posted on 9/9 19:58
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My dad

Raymond Earl.

National singles two woods flat green bowls Champion .

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uzumaki Posted on 9/9 19:58
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you people are proud of roy chubby brown? Morons


Add The lead singers of Maximo park and Pigeon Detectives.

boro_bobby Posted on 9/9 19:59
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Chris "Unbelievable Geoff" Kamara

corruptbiggins Posted on 9/9 19:59
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Steve Gibson.

LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 9/9 19:59
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STEPHEN TOMPKINSON

Patrick_Batemen Posted on 9/9 19:59
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Captain cook is debatable.

Patrick_Batemen Posted on 9/9 20:00
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That fat bloke from the nationwide ad.

ST0CK0 Posted on 9/9 20:00
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Rory Underwood, Jack Hatfield, Liz Carling.

mollteaser Posted on 9/9 20:00
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Paul Rogers (drummer from Free)

truelatic4eva Posted on 9/9 20:00
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I`ll give you Clouhy and Chubby,the rest i would keep quiet about.

Famous Wiganers.

George Formby
Richard Ashcroft
Limahl
Kay Burley
Stuart Maconie
Sir Ian McKellern..(Pooftah i know,but we dont talk about it!)
Private Sponge in Dads Army!
Errr...i`ll think of some more in a minute...

Coluka Posted on 9/9 20:00
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COLUKA

GibbosEmpire Posted on 9/9 20:01
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Paul Rodgers

Who lived next to my Mam!

Stepper_T Posted on 9/9 20:01
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Selina from Casualty

dibzzz Posted on 9/9 20:01
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Me

LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 9/9 20:01
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HAROLD MACMILLAN

truelatic4eva Posted on 9/9 20:02
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DAVE WHELAN.

dibzzz Posted on 9/9 20:02
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I heard Jim Bowen was born in Middlesbrough.

Dann020 Posted on 9/9 20:02
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Paul Rodgers,Liz Dawn

LIDDLE_TOWERS Posted on 9/9 20:03
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George Formby
Richard Ashcroft
Limahl
Kay Burley
Stuart Maconie
Sir Ian McKellern..(Pooftah i know,but we dont talk about it!)
Private Sponge in Dads Army!
Errr...i`ll think of some more in a minute...


AND YOUR TELLING US TO KEEP QUIET


I'LL GIVE YOU GEORGE FORMBY

THE REST ARE ALL NO MARKS

Patrick_Batemen Posted on 9/9 20:03
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Pauline Fowler.

mollteaser Posted on 9/9 20:04
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he is my god father gibbo lmao

ray192 Posted on 9/9 20:04
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Coluka

Patrick_Batemen Posted on 9/9 20:04
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Mavis Wilton.

clubsource Posted on 9/9 20:05
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Mark Benton (the actor a few have you mentioned)
Chris Tomlinson (British record holder at long jump)
Liz Carling (actress in Casualty)

GibbosEmpire Posted on 9/9 20:05
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Davey Boy Smith was from Wigan.(British Bulldog)

truelatic4eva Posted on 9/9 20:06
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Richard Ashcrofts band THE VERVE were the best band of the 90s,........Bar None!

Patrick_Batemen Posted on 9/9 20:06
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Jimmy Hendrix also once had afternoon tea in town farm. FACT!

ST0CK0 Posted on 9/9 20:07
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Thelma Barlow (Mavis) was born in falmouth st, in Boro.

mollteaser Posted on 9/9 20:08
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LATIC its a FUCKINfootball forum now piss off

Coluka Posted on 9/9 20:10
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Ray

Cheers mate

truelatic4eva Posted on 9/9 20:11
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42 posts in ten minutes.....admit it,im entertaining you?

Patrick_Batemen Posted on 9/9 20:13
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Woodgate
Downing
Mannion
Jack Hatfield

ray192 Posted on 9/9 20:13
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LATIC its a FUCKINfootball forum now piss off


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kazzaxxx Posted on 9/9 20:15
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truelatic4eva Posted on 9/9 20:16
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Gary Walsh...a Wiganer and a footballer!

Danny Wilson...the manager of your local rivals Hartlepool is from Wigan.

mollteaser Posted on 9/9 20:17
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not really, its about proving that we do have famous ppl and not just a famous band!!

i like the verve, but they were far from the best band in the 90's

BillBones Posted on 9/9 20:21
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Bob Mortimer wins hands down.

Is it true that he tried to commit suicide? I hope not.

Boro_Gadgie Posted on 9/9 20:22
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George Hardwick, the only man to captain an all Britain football team.

Chris Quinten (Brian Tilsley from Corrie) or Chris Bell to give him his real name.

truelatic4eva Posted on 9/9 20:22
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52 posts in 26 minutes....Is that a record for a Wiganer on ere?

Camsell_345 Posted on 9/9 20:23
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Why is Captain Cook RN, debatable?

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Captain cook is debatable.

truelatic4eva Posted on 9/9 20:23
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Chris Quinten!!!!!!!FuckinEll,scraping the barrel now!

bic_biro_eye Posted on 9/9 20:24
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thought davey boy smith was from leeds??

Patrick_Batemen Posted on 9/9 20:25
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because he predates Middlesbrough, he was born in Marton.

Boro_Gadgie Posted on 9/9 20:26
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Well I was late on this thread and all the best ones had already been mentioned. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! Besides, his parents used to live down the road from me.

truelatic4eva Posted on 9/9 20:27
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Davey`boy`Smith was from Wigan,...but we tend to keep quiet about it,as the bloke was a steroid abuser,which ultimately led to his death.

Camsell_345 Posted on 9/9 20:27
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but isn't marton now a part of middlesbrough, he is teesside favourite son hell half the things in middlesbrough are named after him and rightly so.

Shame we never renamed teesside airport (if it had to be renamed) him mind a chance lost

Patrick_Batemen Posted on 9/9 20:29
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He is local no doubt, whether he is from Middlesbrough is debatable

Fake_ID Posted on 9/9 20:30
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One of Britains best actors, Richard Griffiths.

Link: Richard Griffiths

corruptbiggins Posted on 9/9 20:30
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Adrian Bevington

Fake_ID Posted on 9/9 20:32
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David Shayler.

Or "God" as he now likes to be called

borowally Posted on 9/9 20:42
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Tin Tin !

Here's the first one...

Link: plenty more...

borowally Posted on 9/9 20:46
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Middlesboro !!! FFS !

Link: Doyle

Fake_ID Posted on 9/9 20:51
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So far...

Captain James Cook (probably the most famous explorer in British history)
Brian Clough (legend)
Richard Griffiths (actor)
Don Revie (football coach)
Kevin Connelly (impressionist comedian)
Roy 'Chubby' Brown (comedian)
Chris Rea (singer)
Kirsten O'Brien (TV Presenter)
Paul Daniels (magician)
Wendy Richards (actress - Eastenders)
Mark Benton (actor)
Bob Mortimer (Comedian and actor)
Jeff Winter (ex Premiership Referee)
Chris Kamara (Sky sports presenter and ex-footballer)
Thelma Barlow (actress - Coronation Street)
Rory Underwood (rugby player)
Jack Hatfield (olympic swimmer)
Liz Carling (actress)
Stephen Tompkinson (actor)
Paul Rodgers (musician)
Chris Quinten (actor - ex-Coronation street)
David Shayler (ex-MI5 agent, now an author and religious nutcase)
Chris Tomlinson (athlete - British long-jump record holder)

... any more?

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ElvisRamone Posted on 9/9 20:52
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Any truth in the rumour that Shirley Bassey was nearly born in South Bank?????

borosmog123 Posted on 9/9 20:55
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BORO PAT AND BORO TIN TIN ...YOUTUBE

Fake_ID Posted on 9/9 21:10
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What about the bionic man (Lee Majors)?

Does he count?


quote from wikipdedia "Middlesboro is the hometown of actor Lee Majors."

Link: Lee Majors

Pablo_in_Toon Posted on 9/9 22:01
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Derek 'Thommo' Thomson I think

Thought you needed a hand

graemef1980 Posted on 9/9 22:05
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Ridley Scott

rcmfc Posted on 9/9 22:25
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As for the verve one great track does not make a brilliant band.

wayvvee_dayvee Posted on 9/9 23:32
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cornelius carr
david coverdale......well nearly
paul rodgers singer from free moll...never a drummer think that was simon kirke

Piquet2 Posted on 9/9 23:34
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Leslie Simpson, he's on Ch5 now.

NorfolknGood Posted on 9/9 23:36
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Being pedantic
Richard Griffiths is actually Thornaby
mark benson is Guisborough and i think that
Stephen Tompkinson is Stockton


But its still a good list

3m_Dust_Mask Posted on 9/9 23:37
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Ray "ROBOCOP" Mallon,he's kept the streets clean and free from ASDA trolleys

BoroDancer Posted on 9/9 23:46
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Shame that Richard Ashcroft is a Man Ure fan coming from Wigan - he obviously knew from an early age that the footie team in Wigan was dogshite.

samizdat Posted on 10/9 0:04
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If Thornaby and Stockton count (I think they should), we have 2 Booker prize winning novelists. I do not know of any other town that can claim that. They are Barry Unsworth and Pat Barker.

the_princess Posted on 10/9 0:08
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that bloke that played gails husband in corrie who got stabbed outside a nightclub

addison_road Posted on 10/9 0:09
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Don Revie.

So famous he's already been mentioned

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grocerygirl Posted on 10/9 0:10
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liz carling

has it been said. i cant be arsed to read it all

Grrreds Posted on 10/9 0:38
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Don Revie was in Corrie ????????????

I never knew that.

Stepper_T Posted on 10/9 0:39
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THE TAXMAN

the_princess Posted on 10/9 0:42
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mark benton was uncle biff at stockton,billingham colleges uncle biff club that was on when the folklore festival was on,i have a photo of him

addison_road Posted on 10/9 0:45
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Chris and Alan Old.

grocerygirl Posted on 10/9 0:46
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who the hell is uncle biff?

Stepper_T Posted on 10/9 0:47
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Uncle Biff ?

comejoiners Posted on 10/9 0:48
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STEVE GIBSON, tony mowbray
in the fotball world
lead singer in smokie (dead now though)

the_princess Posted on 10/9 0:48
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it was a kids club,did no one else go?

Grrreds Posted on 10/9 0:48
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Pat Partridge

grocerygirl Posted on 10/9 0:49
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well surely with a name like that he was a paedo

i know i dont have a real uncle called biff

do you?

ask yourself that

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Stepper_T Posted on 10/9 0:50
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Did uncle biff tell you to keep it a secret or bad things will happen?

the_princess Posted on 10/9 0:51
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so your saying mark bentons a paedo?thats slander hes no matthew kelly

grocerygirl Posted on 10/9 0:56
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im just concerned about the flippant use of the word uncle here. thats all

hahaha

Stepper_T Posted on 10/9 0:59
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When I was a kid Mark Benton told me his hot bo11ock sauce was the perfect accompaniment to my rear excitement chamber. Not sure what he meant, like.

St_Petersburg Posted on 10/9 2:42
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St_Petersburg, I'm dead famous me like.

Dyynamo Posted on 10/9 8:56
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Chris Norman (Lead singer of Smokie)

I think Shirley Basseys mam was born in Marske, but she herself was born in Cardiff.

Capybara Posted on 10/9 9:03
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Paul Rodgers the DRUMMER from Free? FFS

And amazed it took so long for Chris Old to come up. Without him we wouldn't have won the Ashes in 1981.

zaphod Posted on 10/9 9:07
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Gertrude Bell lived in Redcar for some years. Does that count?

jam_the_parmo Posted on 10/9 9:09
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Ian Brown is also from Wigan..........

hendrie86 Posted on 10/9 9:10
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ian brown is a knob

Dyynamo Posted on 10/9 9:17
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>comejoiners Posted
>lead singer in smokie (dead now though)

No he isn't

>Capybara Posted

>And amazed it took so long for Chris Old to come up. Without
>him we wouldn't have won the Ashes in 1981.
Has anyone mentioned his Brother Alan Old who played rugby for England at the same time as Chris Played Cricket. I think at one time Alan held a scoring record in a game.

Rory Underwood is from the Boro as well.

kermit_the_smog Posted on 10/9 9:34
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Jet from Gladiators and Jamie Bell are from Billingham, which is virtually Middlesbrough >:)

Kayl Posted on 10/9 12:22
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Does Peter Beagrie count? Also Bill Fellows, an actor who has starred in a good few popular TV shows.

ovy1 Posted on 10/9 12:25
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Wasnt Deidre form Corra born around here?

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attonBORO Posted on 10/9 12:27
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the Angelic Upstarts!!!

wiganbo_ro Posted on 10/9 12:30
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James Simpson-Daniel. Gloucester and England winger

attonBORO Posted on 10/9 12:30
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Captain James Cook was born in Marton-in Cleveland, now a suburb in Middlesbrough - how is that debatable????? He is Teessider!

jimborored Posted on 10/9 12:41
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Bill Athey (Cricket)

porto Posted on 10/9 12:45
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Paul from Maximo Park (Billingham)

slipshod Posted on 10/9 13:20
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Wasn't the lead singer of Whitesnake from these parts?????.....

oikodomophobia Posted on 10/9 14:50
Name some famous people from Teesside Area

This thread should be renamed, as it is starting to get further and further from Middlesbrough

r0chey Posted on 10/9 14:56
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The lads off the WKD adverts, the 'help im stuck in a lift' and the lad who was in Auf Wiedersehen pet as Jimmy Nails son.

ShoarmaLocusts Posted on 10/9 15:01
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Franc Roddam famous telly script writer,close enough from Thby.

u_gotta_have_faith Posted on 10/9 15:06
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Kirsten O,Brien from kids TV

attonBORO Posted on 10/9 15:25
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the bloke who presents (or used to, dont watch it really) the horse racing on ch4, the bloke who used to present the italian footy and marcus bently who does the "GEORDIE" voice over on Big Brother

David Coverdale - RUSH??

Dyynamo Posted on 10/9 15:27
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>slipshod wrote
>Wasn't the lead singer of Whitesnake from these parts?????.....

Yeah. Dave Coverdale, though he's originally from Saltburn I think. Whitesnake once played Middlesbrough Town Hall wearing Boro shirts.

boroborob Posted on 10/9 15:28
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Martin Luther King (Pally Park)

jam69 Posted on 10/9 15:36
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plunkett,england fast(ish) bowler

CranksCrunshers Posted on 10/9 15:44
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paul rodgers wasn't the drummer he was lead singer with free and bad company but from the boro

ExiledInZebraland Posted on 10/9 15:47
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Isnt Sid Waddel, the Darts commentator, from Stockton?

TeessideCleveland Posted on 10/9 19:20
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Stepper_T

bigrichardthe3rd Posted on 10/9 19:36
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harald sheoherdson [england coach 66 world cup]
chris old [cricketer]
bill athey [cricketer]
plunket cricketer .................
also heard englbert humperdink was from eston...

RedWurzel Posted on 11/9 0:23
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Vin Garbutt and Paul Daniels are from South Bank

borobornandbred Posted on 11/9 13:17
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Micky Moody -Whitesnake guitarist,from Berwick Hills.
Lee Duffy.

Doctor_Mick Posted on 11/9 13:31
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Me

wool_skull Posted on 11/9 13:32
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Don't know that Mick Moody played in Whitesnake but he did play in a band called Juicy Lucy.

June Laverick actress from years ago(The Dickie Henderson Show) had a pub in Redcar.

Elizabeth Estensen (Liver Bird after Polly James) comes from Stockton.

Doctor_Mick Posted on 11/9 13:33
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I've seen a few names from Darlington so I'll add..

Wendy Craig (actress)
Vic Reeves (looney)

Doctor_Mick Posted on 11/9 13:35
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I thought Ridley Scott was from South Shields

MarlonD Posted on 11/9 13:39
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Lee Majors

boroboy75 Posted on 11/9 13:41
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Coventry's FA Cup Final hero, Keith Houchen

boropatch Posted on 11/9 13:50
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Pete trewavas bass player from 80's prog rockers Marillion.

barney001 Posted on 11/9 14:03
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Big Brother Gadgie who does the talking. Stockton.

foggonsfplandiet Posted on 11/9 19:30
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Jerry Desmonde (born in Linthorpe)

Will Hay

RedWurzel Posted on 11/9 19:37
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McKenzie Thorpe

Now a famous international artist, he was a builders labourer in the Boro in the 1970s

He's done alot of painting about football in the Boro and its streets and parks.

The one I liked went for 17,000 in 2004, So I bought a print!

gaz79 Posted on 11/9 21:50
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Keogh

bevo2005 Posted on 11/9 21:54
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Ridley Scott was born in South Shields, but his family settled in Teesside after WW2. He was schooled in Hartlepool according to wiki

Arthurs_Horse Posted on 11/9 23:34
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Julio Iglesias is from Park End

plymuff_diver Posted on 12/9 8:23
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Bateman,

How is Captain Cook debatable? A granite font marks the spot in Stewart Park, Marton-in-Cleveland. It's a stone's throw from the remains of the old house.

Apologies if it's been mentioned before but One of Teesside's (Stockton-on-Tees) famous sons was the comedian and actor Will Hay. An engineer by profession, he was a famous amateur astronomer, close personal and professional friend of Ernest Rutherford and discoverer of the white spot of Saturn.

At the time I believe George Formby was perving at women, using window-cleaning as a cover. Nice...

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hicktonspenaltyrunup Posted on 12/9 9:37
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In reply to an earlier post

Derek Thompson- C4 racing, Nunthorpe, I think

Wasn't Bob Champion born in the boro- or at least the outskirts, Gt Ayton, Stokesley?

Harry Pearson- Great Ayton

Moody41 Posted on 12/9 9:57
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Ridley's younger brother Tony Scott was born in Stockton since people seem happy to include people born in Stockton in the list.

teeside_ben Posted on 12/9 10:49
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stanley elton hollis
bravest man that fought for king and country some may argue hes not a boro lad coming from loftus but the mens lived he saved from the boro would surely beg to differ

without doubt teessides bravest son ...frontline !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Elton_Hollis