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Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Mine is Barnstaple, North Devon, England.

1) Oldest borough in the UK
2) A regular winner of the Britain in Bloom competition, winning in 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2003. It also won the Abbis Cup in 1996 and 1998 for Regional Supreme Champion, the Nations in Bloom - Best Town in the World in 1996, the Entente Florale - Best Town in Europe in 1996, and World in Bloom in 1998.

Not bad for a market town with less than 25,000 people.  Wink


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3235 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

Oh, yet another thread from you  crying 

OK, Belgrade:

1) I live there so no wonder why more and more tourists are coming here  biggrin 
2) A place where two rivers meet
3) I live there  wave 
4-100) I live there  wave 



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 1):
Oh, yet another thread from you

If you think my threads are bad, think what I have to go through when I read your replies.  hissyfit  LOL Alex.  rotfl 



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Since when was Devon in Wales?  Wink

Anyway......

York, Yorkshire, England  Smile

1) Founded by the Roman Legion in AD 71
2) Suffered major flood damage in the year 2000
3) Population is 123,000
4) Hosted the "Royal Ascot" Horse race in 2005
5) Home to one of the most famous Universities in the World**

**Full of many Hot Female American Students as well  Wink


Thats all for now

Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

We beat the hell out of some Mexicans a while back. Have a great little shack downtown to prove it.  Big grin



Crye me a river
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 3):
Since when was Devon in Wales?

Since it grew legs and moved.  Wink I am a full-blooded Devonian but will be returning to Wales again soon.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3235 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
think what I have to go through when I read your replies.

Sorry, I just love to cause you pain and misery Big grin

Suffer, Pe@rson, suffer  devil 



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

25,000 people and 1 Pe@rson 

My village is called Roborough, population about 200 and nothing interesting has ever happened here, and I doubt it ever will, lol.

However right next door, literally just separated by a single field is Plymouth population 350,000+, which is famous for the following;

Devonport Military Dockyard,
The first railway suspension bridge in the UK (Royal Albert Bridge by I.K. Brunel),
The first road suspension bridge in the UK (Tamar Bridge, think it was 1962/3),
The first bridge ever to be moved whole, in one go; two 500m long sliproads were shifted by hydraulic rams onto a new set of piers after the first ones started to suffer from concrete cancer.
Sir Francis Drake played bowls on the Hoe whilst the Spanish armada sailed towards him, then when he had won his game he went out and beat them.
The Mayflower Steps, from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail to America and to found the new world.
The National Marine Aquarium.
One of, if not the highest commercial airports in the UK - although ask most people in the city and they couldn't tell you what a plane was, let alone if we had an airport.

Lesser Claims to Fame;

Highest teenage pregnancy rate in the UK,
About a quarter of a million chavs.

I wonder if the two could be linked  

Dan 

[Edited 2006-02-03 01:34:25]


...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 6):
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
think what I have to go through when I read your replies.

Sorry, I just love to cause you pain and misery

Suffer, Pe@rson, suffer

 rotfl 



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
Highest teenage pregnancy rate in the UK,
About a quarter of a million chavs.

I wonder if the two could be linked

Sounds right, girls dropping their nickers on the first day of high school  Wink



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
25,000 people and 1 Pe@rson

There goes your Honourary Devonian status. I am on the bench.

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
Highest teenage pregnancy rate in the UK,
About a quarter of a million chavs.

I wonder if the two could be linked

 rotfl 

North Devon is far superior to the rest of the county anyhow.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineKSYR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3070 times:

Syracuse, NY

-Snowiest city of 100,000 or more in the entire US
-Home of Syracuse University
-The basketball shot clock was invented here

Fayetteville, NC

-Home to Fort Bragg, one of the premier military installations in the country and in the world
-We were supposed to he the capitol of NC instead of Raleigh, but lost out because of one vote

That's all I can think of for now...


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Hometown: Marshfield, WI
Claims to fame
1) Largest roundbarn in the world
2) 3rd largest Medical facility in the U.S. (450 doctors in a town of 18,000)
3) Former Nixon Secretary of defense Melvin Laird (69-73)

Current town: Kashimo, Japan
Hinoki wood used for the reconstruction of center support beam at Himeji Castle, Ise Shrine, and for maintenance of imperial household properties like the Kyoto Palace.



Yes...I am not a KIX fan. Let's Japanese Aviation!
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 9):
Sounds right, girls dropping their nickers on the first day of high school

Actually Lee you're lucky if they make it that far!

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 10):
North Devon is far superior to the rest of the county anyhow

Shall we settle in the middle and say Dartmoor's best? lol Nothing there but lots of sheep Wink



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3056 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 13):
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 10):
North Devon is far superior to the rest of the county anyhow

Shall we settle in the middle and say Dartmoor's best? lol Nothing there but lots of sheep

And moorland!  Big grin Dartmoor is great, though.

So, we have North Devon, Dartmoor and then the rest of Devon.  Big grin



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3050 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 14):
So, we have North Devon, Dartmoor and then the rest of Devon.

.....then Plymouth, then the rest of the country, then Cornwall. Is there anything that comes after Cornwall?



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 13):
Nothing there but lots of sheep

An ideal environment for Mr Kirk then  Wink



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 15):
.....then Plymouth, then the rest of the country, then Cornwall. Is there anything that comes after Cornwall?

Well, all other animals, including bacteria, and plants, etc., come before Cornwall in importance.

[Edited 2006-02-03 01:51:53]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 16):
An ideal environment for Mr Kirk then

Lucky for the rest of there's a prison right in the middle of it too where he can hang out Wink



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineEilennaei From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

First in the world in Tampere:

1974 NMT mobile call
1978 ATM machine
1984 Biodegradable implant
1985 Electromechanical film (EMFi)
1991 GSM mobile call
1993 Analogue Cellular Data Card – Nokia
1994 GSM Data Card – Nokia
1995 Internet call – TeliaSonera
1995 Walking forest harvester
1996 Personal Digital Assistant - Nokia Communicator
1997 Data Suite – Nokia
1997 GSM card phone
1998 Digital x-ray image – Imix
1999 WAP Server – Nokia
2000 Automated mine loading
2001 Gaming and camera phones
2003 FogScreen walk-through display
2003 Automated container terminal


User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

Milton, MA

-Hometown of President George H. W. Bush
-Most Irish town in the USA per capita (43% of 26,000+)

R41


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

Somerville, MA:

The first U.S. flag ever flown was unfurled on Prospect Hill in Somerville on January 1, 1776 to mark the formation of the Continental Army.


User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3011 times:

The home of Skydive Twin Cities.


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

Damn, id love to skydive one day, for the sheer hell of it  bigthumbsup 



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

1) HELsinki, the northenmost capital in continental Europe, as north as Anchorage.

2) has the most northen subway system (and one of the shortest...)
My station, also my bomb shelter if Russians attack   :
http://www.mtry.org/images/metroasema.jpg

3) has the world's only bar tram, beer on wheels!: http://www.hel2.fi/HKL/ratikka/images/k_sk_1.jpg

[Edited 2006-02-03 02:58:09]

25 Dtwclipper : • is home to the Motown sound founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1957 • installed the first mile of paved concrete road, just north of the Model T plan
26 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Bloody Hell
27 Post contains images Andaman : BMIFlyer, you ment the station/bomb shelter? There are shelters everywhere in Helsinki, beside those big ones every block of flats has one.. for new C
28 Searpqx : Where I currently live - Kihei, HI - Nothing that I'm aware of Where I grew up - Juneau, AK 2nd largest city by area in the US Only capital city in th
29 FlyMIA : Alot of things for Miami, not much of great historical importance. Largest Cruise Ship Port in the World. Financial Capital of Latin America. Alot of
30 USAFHummer : Boulder, Colorado... -"Mork and Mindy" -JonBenet Ramsey -The scandal loaded University of Colorado (where I am a proud student!) Greg
31 EWROwznj00 : George Washington marched through here on his way to cross the Delaware River. Geroldo, Oprah, Queen Latifah all have houses here. And Bon Jovi and Br
32 Afconcorde1 : EVANSVILLE (EVV), Indiana USA - Largest city in southern Indiana. - Hometown of famous American baseball Player Don Mattingly. - Home to the "West Sid
33 USAFHummer : If your touting that as a claim to fame of your place, um...thats not a good sign... Greg
34 Yegmaster : Edmonton - City of Champions
35 ANCFlyer : Anchorage, Alaska . . . . Largest Magnitude Earthquake in North America - March 1964. Some reports say 8.9, some say 9.2 on the Richter Scale. ANC was
36 Jafa39 : It is also home to one of my younger brothers, give him a good hard slap if you see him! I was born in Blakeney on the Norfolk (UK) coast, it used to
37 Pe@rson : Really?! It's not exactly a major city! How interesting.
38 Post contains images Skidmarks : Castletown - used to be the capital of the Isle of Man. Castle Rushen is a fine example of Medieval fortification. Some rebel geezer was hanged just d
39 Cornish : My village's main claim to fame is that it was just off shore where Simon Le Bon nearly drowned when his yacht Drum capsised in the Fastnet Race back
40 AirEuropeUK733 : Ahhhhh - my home town! You've also forgotten the most important - that Plymouth Argyle Football Club were promoted (as Champions) twice in 3 seasons
41 Post contains links and images EGGD : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4676538.stm Is where I live . Nothing interesting like that never really happens there.
42 Post contains images Atco2b : My birthplace, Crawley, West Sussex... Houses the UK's youngest mother, was 12 when she fell pregnant, 13 when she gave birth. Now at 15, shes expecti
43 Post contains images Skidmarks : OMG, not Crawley? When were you born? I lived there for a while. God, I hope I'm not..., no, I couldn't be..........but I did get around a bit! Andy
44 Post contains images Lentigomaligna : My real hometown of Bountiful, UT---absolutely nothing whatsoever but being a suburb of SLC: 2002 Winter Olympics Elizabeth Smart Headquarters of the
45 Willo : Settled by the Romans in 34AD, Pulborough stands on Stane Street, which ran from Londinium to Regnum (Chichester), at the point where it crosses the R
46 Post contains images Myt332 : Euxton, Lancashire. (Exton) The Village is in the Doomsday Book and is actually older than London. We have living here Mr Trevor Hemmings who is the 4
47 Post contains images Gkirk : 10 a.netters also left saying what a dump it was
48 Cosec59 : Follow in the footsteps of one of Woking's most celebrated residents, the author of The Time Machine, H.G. Wells, by taking a trip into the past and a
49 Myt332 : Hey I've had repeat visitors out of that bunch! You even said you wanted to come back to sample the ales of our four pubs!
50 Post contains images Atco2b : No, i dont think so lol
51 Post contains links EZYAirbus : Hemel Hempstead Home of the largest fire in peacetime Europe Buncefield Oil Depot Blasts Glenn
52 Post contains images Afconcorde1 : The exterior house shots for the sitcom "Roseanne" were taken from a house on the west side of Evansville, Indiana.
53 British767 : My town, Orpington (in Kent), once featured on a Honda advert/piss-take. They said at the end of the advert..."of course you're adventurous, you just
54 BCAL : My home town is Brighton, famous forBeing approved by Prince Regent as a fashionable resort (and the Prince then went on to build the Royal Pavilion,
55 Scott2187 : Pittsburgh, PA. -AKA Blitzburgh, Steel City. -Known for the 3 rivers, and one underground. -over 2000 bridges (according to Wikipedia), most in the wo
56 Post contains images DIJKKIJK : Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1. You can buy Marijuana legally. 2. You can buy Hashish legally. 3. If you don't know where to buy them, you can ask a pol
57 Post contains links USAFHummer : Are you sure about that? A few years back I passed through the city of Arco, Idaho, which also claims that honor... http://www.anlw.anl.gov/anlw_hist
58 GLAGAZ : Kilmacolm (village): Used to be the area with the highest amount of millionaires per square mile or something in the UK. (I'm definately not one) Will
59 Post contains images Skidmarks : Phew! Must be the fact it's only 4".......... Bugger, wrong thread! Andy
60 Jamie757 : Hinckley, small town about 15 miles from Leicester. 29th September 1994. Hinckley bin men were the fastest in the world. In the Refuse Collector's Wor
61 PIA777 : I am from Chicago. What more can I say. Ok, Let me count the ways. 1.) Organized Crime. 2.) Deep Dish Pizza. 3.) The Cubs 4.) The Bears 5.) The Bulls
62 Post contains images Jap : -We were the capital of denmark in year 900-sumpin'sumpin -We almost became the official capital. But the king died and the crown prince liked copenha
63 Ilikeyyc : Warner Robins, Georgia is home to Robins AFB, which is the largest industrial complex and employer in the state of Georgia. The base employs over 25,0
64 Post contains images Amy : Bristol: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, voted the second greatest Britain of all time, creator of the original GWR, The Clifton Suspension bridge, the SS Gr
65 A319114 : Nijmegen, the oldest city in The Netherlands, last year we had our 2000 year anniversary.
66 Srbmod : Don't forget about the Museum of Aviation........... Since I don't technically live in Atlanta, I'll refer to the city in my ZIP Code, Jonesboro: Was
67 Jamesbuk : hi guys and gals Well were i live is the Cardington airship hangers, The R100 and R101 were both built there, and also they filmed the new batman movi
68 WrenchBender : Where I currently live- Calgary, Alberta, Canada Home of the Calgary Stampede- The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Home of WestJet- The best Canadian
69 FlyKev : Hmm... Romford claims to have: The largest cinema screens in the UK (excluding imax format). Dont know if they are the biggest now, but they are humou
70 Zippyjet : We used to be number 1 for most cases of the Drip (VD) and TB! On an up note, crabs! The tasty crustaceans not the stuff skank girls get.
71 Post contains images Texan : Dallas Ranked #3 in the US and tied for #21 in the world in terms of being a Global City by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network.
72 Post contains images RayChuang : Sacramento, CA is known for the following: 1. Sutter's Fort, one of the first permanent settlements by Americans on the US West Coast. 2. It was a maj
73 DLKAPA : Our idiot. Signed, Wherever GKirk is from
74 L-188 : Homer Alaska. Former home of Jewel.
75 FlyMIA : Here is some more stuff. Biscayne National Park Coral Castle Everglades National Park [6] Little Havana Miami Metro Zoo one of the largest in the wor
76 Scott2187 : i was just going by wikipedia on that one...i'm not sure if it's true or not
77 Yhmfan : Hamilton = Home of the first Tim Horton's
78 Psa53 : Fontana,Ca: California Speedway In the Terminator 2,both Terminators and parts,via the old Fontana steel plant,terminate.
79 Post contains images FXramper : AUS Charles Whitman-UT Clock Tower sniper killed 14 and injured dozens. UT Longhorns-2005 NCAA Football Champs It's the largest urban bat colony in No
80 Post contains links and images Shamrock350 : Harrow-on-the-hill has got a really big posh school called Harrow School!! I think a few PMs went there. You can see the church at the top of the hill
81 Bill142 : It's the Capital City of Australia.
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