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    I'm compiling a list of famous people from the Toxteth and Edge Hill area. Any famous people, notible residents/ ex residents from past and present, can anyone help?

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    John Conteh is from Toxteth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    I'm compiling a list of famous people from the Toxteth and Edge Hill area. Any famous people, notible residents/ ex residents from past and present, can anyone help?
    - Ringo Star
    - Gerry Marsden
    - Arthur Askey
    - John Gregson (actor)
    - The James Bond actress (whatshername?)
    - Eddie Bradin (wrote the Morcambe & Wise shows)
    - Billy Fury
    - George Melly
    - Commander James Bulloch (American Confederate Navy). Lived and died in Canning St and buried in Toxteth cemetary.
    - Jeremiah Horrocks (discovered Venus)
    - William Hitler (Adolf's nephew) born and brought up in Stanhope St.
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    Robbie Fowler, well-known Toxteth scally, reputed to be the finest "natural" goal scorer England has produced, a footballer who has played for Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City, and England. See biography at anfield-online.co.uk.

    My grandfather's brother, Liverpool comedian Billy Matchett (1889-1974), known as the "Mirthquake" and "The last of the red-nosed comics," was brought up at 46 Merlin Street in Toxteth, and his father George T. Matchett was a docker. He was educated at the Harrington Board School in Toxteth.

    Reverend Canon Henry Postance founded Holy Trinity Church in Parliament Street in 1858. He built the Ragged School in Beaufort Street in 1868 and ran it for thirty years. According to the Liverpool Weekly Mercury in 1908, due to his efforts, "The area's most poorest children were provided with dinner, clogs and warm clothes in winter."

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    Hi Kev

    If you are including Edge Hill, as you say you are, don't forget the famous "Mole of Edge Hill" Joseph Williamson, the philanthropist responsible for the famous maze of tunnels started as a scheme to provide relief for the people of Liverpool in the depression following the Napoleonic Wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    The James Bond actress (whatshername?)
    That'll bug me, what is her name

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    Ex Liverpool FC footballer Howard Gayle, whose biggest moment came in the 1980-1 European Cup semi final against Bayern Munich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max View Post
    John Conteh is from Toxteth.
    I thought he was a Kirkby lad? Did he originate from Tocky? Never knew that, thanks. Met him on a number occasions in London. Last I heard, he's living in St John's Wood (Abbey Rd and all that) A thoroughly lovely lad. Used to bump into his scumbag brother downtown in Liverpool when I was a kid. Nasty piece of work and was regulary slapped whenever he wasn't surrounded by all his big hard mates.
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    He was born in Kirkby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shytalk View Post
    Nice one Shytalk
    BTW, he was one amazing scouse boxer...him and also Alan Rudkin

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    Half of me wants to give you a blanket and a warm place to live, the other half wants to piss on your bonfire. Surely these people aren't famous if nobody outside Liverpool has heard of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joaquin View Post
    Half of me wants to give you a blanket and a warm place to live, the other half wants to piss on your bonfire. Surely these people aren't famous if nobody outside Liverpool has heard of them?
    Which people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Which people?
    *smacks self in head*

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    Lita Roza - a singer from the 50s - she's from Lodge Lane
    John Gregson - actor - Lodge Lane

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    Oh I forgot - Roy McFarland - used to play for Derby County in the 70s - from Solon Street in Edge Hill (back of Clint Road School)

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