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    Default Your home town is famous because...

    I'm pretty certain there was a similar thread on here but i was unable to find it...

    I did a google search on my home town and was taken to the wikipedia page for the place, and wow what a fucked up town i live in.

    I think more serial killers have lived in this town than anywhere else on the planet, plus a pervert, some footballers, musicians, comedians and the richest you tuber in the world, during the Shipman trial the sun newspaper called it 'the town of the dead' well it opened my eyes.

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    So what is your town famous/infamous for?


    Forgot to add the local football team holds the record for the worst defeat ever in the FA cup, in 1887 they were beaten 26-0 by Preston north end lol, and Dale Cregan who shot and killed two police women lived here too, another who's classed as a serial killer.
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    I'm from [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Quite a lot went on here, for a small town. Lord Collingwood (Nelson's Deputy), Emily Davidson (Killed by the King's horse at the Derby) to name just 2

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    Leeds= Peados aka Jimmy

    enough said

    I actually was brought up in Gipton, this is a suburb of Leeds


    Gipton is a suburb of East Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, between the A58 to the north and the A64 to the south.
    It is joined with Harehills (adjacent to the west) as a City Council Ward. Note that
    Gipton Wood is an area north of the A58 in the Roundhay Ward.

    History
    The 1817 village was somewhat west of the location now called Gipton, featuring the Gipton Spa or bathhouse in what is now Gledhow Valley Woods.
    Gipton derives from Old English:
    the first element is a personal name: in this case, it is Gippa (same as in Ipswich, although almost certainly not the same man)
    and tun "village, settlement, farm" (here, it refers to a village). The town's name was recorded as Cepetun, suggesting village with a market,
    suggesting a trading-town, or residence of the traders, as with Market Weighton. The first element of the name in the Domesday Book record wrongly
    suggests Old English ceap "market, trading-place", but it was a corruption of the personal name, Gippa. However, a record from 1018 as
    Gipentune[citation needed] proves that the first element is a personal name. The name Coldcotes which prefixes many of the areas street
    names comes from 'cold cottages'.

    People
    •Former Elmet (Wetherby, Garforth, Rothwell) MP, Colin Burgon is from Gipton.
    •Author Jack Sheffield (born 1945, writer of humorous books such as "Teacher, Teacher") was born in Gipton.
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    im originally from Saltcoats - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Fuck knows what its famous for. A few famous people from here but being a "relative" youngster I dont know any of the names. Used to be quite popular with residents of Glasgow back in the day coming down for their summer holidays but now its just full of junkies and arseholes. Place is like a black hole, once you get stuck in it, there is no escaping....

    Notable residents

    Alexander Allan, founder of the Allan Line Royal Mail Steamers
    Andrew Allan of the Allan Line Royal Mail Steamers
    Sir Hugh Allan, of the Allan Line Royal Mail Steamers
    Kenneth Campbell, recipient of the Victoria Cross
    Steve Clarke, professional footballer
    Janice Galloway, author
    Colin Hay, musician, singer-songwriter
    Bobby Lennox, professional footballer
    Hugh McMahon, professional footballer
    Graeme Obree, cyclist
    George Munro, playwright
    Hugh Munro, author

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    I'm from Coventry.

    Some bird rode a horse through the City with her norks out.
    Our Cathedral was Game-Overed by the Luftwaffe in 1940.
    We won a football match in 1985.

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    Not sure what to put for mine.
    from Bristol originally but then moved all across Devon and now in cullompton.

    cullompton = home of joss stone. That's about it.
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    i am not from Hartlepool But moved here in 1972 i was 4 years old(Im A Boro Man)
    But i call Hartlepool My Home & We Hung A Monkey.


    The Monkey Hanging Story


    The monkey-hanging legend is the most famous story connected with Hartlepool.
    During the Napoleonic Wars a French ship was wrecked off the Hartlepool coast.


    During the Napoleonic Wars there was a fear of a French invasion of
    Britain and much public concern about the possibility of French
    infiltrators and spies.


    The fishermen of Hartlepool fearing an invasion kept a close watch
    on the French vessel as it struggled against the storm but when the
    vessel was severely battered and sunk they turned their attention
    to the wreckage washed ashore. Among the wreckage lay one wet and
    sorrowful looking survivor, the ship’s pet monkey dressed to amuse
    in a military style uniform.


    The fishermen apparently questioned the monkey and held a
    beach-based trial. Unfamiliar with what a Frenchman looked
    like they came to the conclusion that this monkey was a
    French spy and should be sentenced to death. The unfortunate
    creature was to die by hanging, with the mast of a fishing boat (a coble)
    providing a convenient gallows.


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    Im from Eltham, South London not much to say really.

    Boy George used to live on my road obviously before I was born .

    I have Eltham Palace literally across the road from me.

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    I live in Lytham St Annes and this is about the most interesting bit -

    Notable musicians, actors and entertainmeners who were born or live(d) in Lytham-St-Annes include comedians [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], comedienne and broadcaster [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], actors [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], composer [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], guitarist [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], drummer with [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Ratfink (Andrew Wilson), variety hall entertainer [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], singer-songwriter [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and Gigwise.com founder [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    See Roy Walker every now and again and he never fails to be a cunt. Missing off here is Bobby Ball who lives near the centre.


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    I currently live in Hemel Hempstead, much of which is 50's & 60's developments to house Londoners after the war.
    Famous people who live in the nice parts are Theo Walcott, Goldie, sheryl and bianca Gascoigne.
    Only two other famous things: we have a road junction called the magic roundabout -which is cool and freaks visotors out and finally the Buncefield fire / explosion happened here but unfortunately it didn't destroy all of the above!
    "When a naked man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butchers knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn't out collecting for the Red Cross." - 'Dirty' Harry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashley View Post
    Im from Eltham, South London not much to say really.

    Boy George used to live on my road obviously before I was born .

    I have Eltham Palace literally across the road from me.

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    Im up the road in welling. Stephen Lawrence incident was near here and the BNP used to be based here. Oh and Kate bush.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Overdose View Post
    Im up the road in welling. Stephen Lawrence and the BNP used to be based here. Oh and Kate bush.


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    That's close to me, yeah Kate bushes old house it at the end of my road, I left the Stephen Lawrence bit out as it's not really promoting a nice area


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    Chesterfield, famous for its wonky church, burial place of George Stevenson and home town of page 3 'stunner' Jo Guest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muttleymacclad View Post
    we have a road junction called the magic roundabout -which is cool and freaks visotors out
    its the plough roundabout - the magic roundabout is actually in swindon

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    Brentwood, say no more

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    I currently live in Linlithgow in West Lothian, Scotland- famous for Mary Queen of Scots, Alex Salmond and (in 7 years) Scotty from Star Trek....

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    Grimsby. Famous for stinking of fish, the last series of 'Skint', Maxine Carr & Ian Huntley.
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    Wishaw, North Lanarkshire - John higgins (Wizard or wishaw) - Know him fairly well - Haven't seen him for a few years now though - when we were younger we used to practice together and plaid a fair few matchs back in the day - He won even giving me a start...I was 16 he 14 when we started playing against each other. Bloody good player - I have since know a fair few pro snooker players and I got to say watching the really good pro's when they are playing a pratice match is something to behold....If you appreciate the skill of Snooker that is -
    Apart from that we side story the others from my town are -
    The Alexander Brothers, musicians and entertainers
    Joe Baker, footballer
    Andrew Barrowman, footballer
    John Cleland, motor racing champion
    Enrico Cocozza, underground filmmaker
    Colin Cramb, footballer
    Sir Samuel Curran, physicist, inventor of the scintillation counter, and founder of Strathclyde University
    Alan Fisher, journalist
    Tommy Gemmell, footballer
    Jim Graham, Washington, D.C. politician
    Roy Henderson, footballer
    John Higgins, world snooker champion
    Paul Higgins, actor and writer
    Derek Holmes, footballer
    The Jolt, 1970s pop group
    Lewis Macleod, footballer
    John Gibson Lockhart, biographer and novelist
    Stan McEwan, footballer
    Marie McLaughlin, opera singer
    Lee Miller, footballer
    Michael Moore, politician
    Deborah Orr, journalist and columnist
    Paul Quinn, footballer
    Gordon Reid, actor
    Anne Sharp, opera singer
    Bill Scott, rugby player
    Alison Turriff, musician
    Frank S. Walsh, scientist
    Joseph Williams[disambiguation needed], Photographer
    Alex Wilson, footballer
    Thomas Winning, archbishop and cardinal
    Nicholas McDonald - Singer and runner-up of ITV's The X Factor

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    Radcliffe,dates back to the 12th century [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Famous son,Danny Boyle

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    My current town is famous because a man was arrested here for defecating on a dead hedgehogs corpse.

    SPALDING!

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