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What's your home town famous for?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
John Hurt and Ray Wilson

And some scenes from full monty were filmed here too.
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  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    My hometown is famous for a bridge, the town I went to university in is famous because it is Edinburgh and the capital of Scotland and all that jazz and my current town is famous for it's steel.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Robert Louis Stevenson, Sean Connery, David Hume, the invention of the steam hammer, the invention of bovril, Robert Ferguson, Alexander Graham Bell, John Napier, James Young Simpson, James Connolly, Irvine Welsh...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Some of the scenes in Billy Elliot were filmed near by..... The Charlton brothers are from here so are Jackie Milburn and Steve Harmison.
    At one time we were the biggest mining town/village in the world.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hollyoaks and Daniel Craig
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Massive Attack, Roni Size, Clifton Suspension Bridge (and other crap made by that bloke), Banksy, concorde, Justin Lee Collins, Cary Grant, Casualty, Tony Robinson, Lee Evans, Stephen Merchant, Portishead and er Aardman Animations.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think it's shameful that I had to look it up on Wiki :o

    Fraserburgh, called Baile nam Frisealach in Gaelic and The Broch in Scots, is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the extreme North East corner. It is 40 miles north of Aberdeen.

    It is the largest shellfish port in Europe. Fraserburgh is also a major white fish port and a busy commercial harbour. Fishing is the town's main industry but it offers other attractions. There are some historical points, a beach, sports such as cycling, tennis, skatepark, football pitches, a golf course, restaurants, and shopping locales. Fraserburgh harbour authority owns one of Europe's most modern ship repair facilities for fishing vessels.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lee Evans :razz:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh aye, and the film Local Hero was filmed about five miles away from my house :thumb:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lee Evans :razz:
    had him :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Lee Evans :razz:

    He was born in Bristol so we have to share him :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hmmm newport newport newport

    the transporter bridge, chartist riots of the 1830's and bob hoskins
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The Famous Heart of Midlothian Football Club.



    And me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh yeah i forgot Vicky Pollard. Really put us on the map that did :lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    and Lord Byron on a slightly larger scale - well, he lived here - don't think he was from here though

    and a girl from my dance school has been in emmerdale, the royal, eastenders and few other things
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    .
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Discovering Oasis, Irn Bru, Optimo, Rab C Nesbit, Robert Carlyle, James McAvoy, The Fratellis, Travis, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Billy Connolly, Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai, Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish!

    :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmm, if I say Essex, I get loads more people. Including David Beckham and Jade Goody. Get in. Ahaaha :razz:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well my towns famous for being called Browntown yup (HEROIN USERS)
    i was talkin to a guy from aberdeen and we chatted on a train bout where we live and i said i came from penrith, and the guy went "wot browntown???, you must be well hard or sell really gud drugs"
    !
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmm, if I say Essex, I get loads more people. Including David Beckham and Jade Goody. Get in. Ahaaha :razz:

    Surely that means Essex should be bombed then?
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    See, when you asked the question 'what is your town famous for?' I would never think of the 'famous' people that came from there. I would think about what actually puts places on the map - eg York, I would think of Minster, vikings etc. Not xyz celebrity who either lived in York or was born there.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Och, and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly. He's from Southend, innit. :thumb:

    And Craig, I'd love to find you as funny as you find yourself. :impissed:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Och, and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly. He's from Southend, innit. :thumb:

    And Craig, I'd love to find you as funny as you find yourself. :impissed:

    I wasn't trying to be funny, I just can't stand Jade Goody.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I wasn't trying to be funny, I just can't stand Jade Goody.
    Screw you. :grump:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    University, Punting, Cycling, Pink Floyd, Steven Hawking
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Bri-namite wrote:
    I think it's shameful that I had to look it up on Wiki :o

    As did I. Though to be fair, the only "famous" thing I can think of from Stafford is Neil Morrisey. And maybe our RAF base used to be, as it is quite big. But only if you're into that sort of thing, as I didn't even realised we had an RAF base til I was about 13/14 (despite living down the road from it, and going to school next door to it)

    Apparently Freya Copeland (in Emmerdale, or was, apparently) is from here too. And Fran Healy (Travis lead singer) was as well... despite me thinking he was Scottish.

    And we're famous for shoe making apparently. Hm.... I come from a boring town.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    We got nothing :(

    ive been researching it for a while, and ive found nothing yet.
  • Indrid ColdIndrid Cold Warming up? Posts: 16,688
    According to Wikipedia, "The area is famous for its beaches and is Athens' nearest beach and Piraeus' only beach."
    Also a lot of people from the area that now is western Turkey migrated here, when they were forced to leave there. I'm not descended from them however.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mrs. Cunningham
    Eddie Cochran ... which you people so rudely killed :\

    And our neighbor to the East, http://www.spamtownusa.com/new/html/
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    .
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    this is for my borough, not the city of manchester:

    Manchester United
    L.S Lowry
    Coronation Street
    Bez from the Happy Mondays (get in!)
    Shaun Ryder
    Ryan Giggs
    Paul Scholes
    The Smiths album cover
    Jimmy Saville lol
    Tim Burgess
    Christopher Eccleston
    the orange canal and Duke of Bridgewaters estate
    East is East
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