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    I admire Kitty Wilkinson, she did so much for the people of Liverpool.


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    Mrs. Braddock.
    Had the honour of meeting her she was always working to improve conditions for the working class people.
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    Margaret Simey.

    A fantastic lady.

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    Nice one Shytalk, She was a great lady
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    I'm with Lindy - Margaret Simey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    Margaret Simey.

    A fantastic lady.
    Yes, what a character - I can remember going round there to rope her in to our residents' association. I could have listened to her for hours.

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    Lindylou.
    Yo!Liverpool will be a lot poorer without her.

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    I'll second that.
    When the smoke has cleared and the bullets cease.another soldier rests in peace. The politicians who caused the fight, rest at home no danger in sight

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    Quote Originally Posted by shytalk View Post
    Mrs. Braddock.
    Had the honour of meeting her she was always working to improve conditions for the working class people.
    although she's before my time I've only ever heard good things about Our Bessie. so I'd probably go for her too.

    great question btw.
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    Am with you on that Quincy. Although the Earl of Derby comes to mind too.

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    Default Josephine Butler

    It has to be Josephine Butler who lived on Park Rd, Dingle in the mid to late 19th C. She did more for women in the 19th C than perhaps any other woman.

    BBC - History - Josephine Butler (1828 - 1906)

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    I'm reading a chapter of a book at the moment and a certain John Braddock, Bessie's husband? seems to have gone to prison for his beliefs of certain people in Liverpool, although he was released after the police "thought he was someone else!!!"

    So Jack has my vote.

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    I admire Jimmy McGovern.

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    My dad. Celebs - nah, primma donna none. Certainly some of the older charitable icons like Rathbone, Wilkinson Etc and those found here

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    Joseph Williamson.

    Went in to a business (Tobacco) when it was in the height of its trade, made an utter fortune and then spent it all on excavating underneath Edge Hill.

    A true gent, someone who shared his fortune and someone who did something for a job what I do for a hobby!

    Lived till the ripe old age of 71, gave stone away to build a church and is now almost forgotten under a car park of what was once the graveyard of St Thomas'.

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    Maggie May

    If she really was real i admire her for having the guts to survive
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    Cilla Black.


    I'll get me coat...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Cilla Black.


    I'll get me coat...

    Great voice, bad cloakroom girl, When she was on cloakroom at the Cavern she would be singing along and dancing to the music and we would be lining up with our coats We had to yell to snap her back to the real world
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronijayne View Post
    Great voice, bad cloakroom girl,
    Some say it was the other way round though I do like a couple of her songs
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    I was trying to be a teeny little bit provocative. Tossed up between naming Ringo or Cilla, and Cilla won. Thought I'd get an avalanche of flak and surprised nobody rose to the bait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    I was trying to be a teeny little bit provocative. Tossed up between naming Ringo or Cilla, and Cilla won. Thought I'd get an avalanche of flak and surprised nobody rose to the bait!
    She's got no 'bait' I'd ever 'rise to'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    She's got no 'bait' I'd ever 'rise to'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Flynn Ainfield View Post
    He must be the best scouser of all time.
    He doesn't give a monkeys about any one but himself.
    truly ruthless hard man.
    Now thats a proper scouser. Some one to look up to.
    Me and my girls think he's boss.
    And we want to be just like him.
    Proper gangsters!
    Clever thing, being woman, no one suspects us even being involved.
    Gopping. They do now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    She's got no 'bait' I'd ever 'rise to'
    Nice one I liked her but that was funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Flynn Ainfield View Post
    He must be the best scouser of all time.
    He doesn't give a monkeys about any one but himself.
    truly ruthless hard man.
    Now thats a proper scouser. Some one to look up to.
    Me and my girls think he's boss.
    And we want to be just like him.
    Proper gangsters!
    Clever thing, being woman, no one suspects us even being involved.
    Well, good luck to ya girls.

    Hope u all enjoy prison food too

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    Quote Originally Posted by scouse smurf View Post
    Well, good luck to ya girls.

    Hope u all enjoy prison food too
    Scouse, reckon it's just a wind up. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Flynn Ainfield View Post
    He must be the best scouser of all time.
    He doesn't give a monkeys about any one but himself.
    truly ruthless hard man.
    Now thats a proper scouser. Some one to look up to.
    Me and my girls think he's boss.
    And we want to be just like him.
    Proper gangsters!
    Clever thing, being woman, no one suspects us even being involved.
    Involved with what.......? intelligence?

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