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Famous people from Your Neighbourhood/School

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Was talking to a couple of friends recently about living near famous people.

My best friend, who live along the road from me, lived next door to Willie Miller, the best defender in the world at the time. On the same road, but opposite was Sir Alex Fergusson, after he had won the European Super Cup, Cup Winner's Cup, Scottish league etc. Annie Lennox lived in an adjoining street. 

Peter Mullan lived nearby. He was 'Swanny' in Trainspotting, Braveheart, Ozark etc. I was scared of him and maybe the most famous person to punch me on the nose 🙂 as well as the lead singer of The Exploited, who drank in the same Edinburgh pub.

The most famous guy at my was school was Lord Byron, the Romantic poet, but he was a few years above me!

 

Any famous people in your childhood neighbourhood?

 

 

 

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Brian May from Queen grew up near me.

 

Bob Fitzimons, world heavyweight champion, also grew up in my home town. I didn't know him though !!

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Used to see Frank Bruno quite often in my local Tesco, was always obliging to the sad sacks who asked for a signature, of course nowadays i imagine he gets accosted for selfies.

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19 minutes ago, poohy said:

I know (went to school with) Lenny Henry if that counts

 

 

Well, he was famous...................so it must count.

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My father was a school friend of Denis Law.

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1 minute ago, DaLa said:

I had Vinnie Jones as a neighbour opposite for a couple of years.  Didn't live up to his hard man image when we went for a drink together. Even when confronted by total strangers coming up to him and posing crazy footballing scenarios he was cool.   Altogether decent guy.

That's cool! i heard he was a nice bloke.

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Actually, as my school is 750 years old, there are probably a few other famous alumni.

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