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Author Topic: fame! I want to live in Marple...  (Read 7470 times)
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orangewhip
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« on: December 02, 2004, 08:39:24 AM »

have any famous people ever lived or emerged from Marple?
I think Timmy Mallet of Wacaday fame once resided in the posh leafy streets off Winnington Road, and I've seen that fellow who plays Les in Coronation Street around and about, but are there any others...
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2004, 11:33:56 AM »

I believe that Anthony 'Mr Manchester' Wilson was brought up in Marple and went to St Mary's Primary School in Marple Bridge.  I also recall reading somewhere that Bill Grundy ended his days here.   Which, since both Messrs Wilson and Grundy had their links to John Lyson et al, would give Marple a rather surreal place in the annals of punk rock...  Pursuing the Tony Wilson link, trivia buffs may be interested to know that Marple gets a passing mention from Steve Coogan (playing Wilson) in the film 'Twenty Four Hour Party People' and that the TV series 'The Day Today' featured Alan Partridge (also Coogan) reporting on 'Racing from Marple'.   Well, you did ask... '<img'>

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2004, 05:36:54 PM »

My sister did the titles for 24-hour party people - those jumpy green ones. She lived in Marple until recently. Does that count?

Also, I think Malcolm Alison, ontime manager of Man City lived here, I remember a crowd of kids gathering outside his house and taunting him when City were beaten by Halifax Town in the FA cup.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2004, 08:05:04 PM »

I think this is certainly a classy bunch of celebs we're uncovering here.  Astute readers will have spotted that John Lyson, mentioned in my previous posting, was of course the well known typing error and former lead singer with the Six Pastels.  '<img'>

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2004, 08:37:35 AM »

just read that andy votel (twisted nerve record label owner and badly drawn boy's producer) lives in marple.  also doesn't darts ace tony o'shea reside in the area?
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2004, 10:58:10 AM »

Tony O'Shea lives in Romiley..

I can feel a Hollywood style 'Map of the Stars' being produced at this rate..

Some mega-stars indeed!!


six pastels  ':laugh:'
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2004, 12:53:34 PM »

how could we forget some guy who plays someone in a soap opera.  I've seen this little thesp around and about between shoots.

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2004, 05:02:05 PM »

Pete Mitchell - Piccadilly DJ
Betty Driver - Cor St
Bridget Forsythe - The Likely Lads

I think these are all 'used' to live in the area.

Craig Cash - The Royle Family lives in Marple Bridge/Mellor
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2004, 10:18:00 AM »

Bill Grundy - he of Sax Pastels fame - used to live off Hollins Lane and spent many a happy hour in the Midland when it was run by the two old boys in the late 70's.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2004, 06:16:07 PM »

adam sutherland lived in marple the boy from the soup ads.
sally rogers also grow up here and is alot of dramas
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2004, 06:20:32 PM »

tommy docherty of manchester united lives in the area and can be seen around market street and i've also heard that a member of slade lives in compstall. '<img'>  '<img'>  '<img'>
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2004, 10:14:59 PM »

Maybe some of these people would like to live here in peace and not be constantly gawped at by 'star spotters'?
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2004, 12:50:44 AM »

Don't be negative, Barbara, it makes conversation.
Goodness me, we need something pleasant to write about.
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2011, 07:14:30 PM »

Keith Clifford. Last of the summer Wine, Christmas Lights, Coronation Street and many more.
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2011, 08:47:47 PM »

steve hagerty wrestler in the seventies lived above the lauderette in hawk green
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