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Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:10 am

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
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:17 am

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 
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:23 am

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 
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:23 am

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

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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:28 am

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
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:28 am

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.
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:29 am

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 
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:31 am

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]
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:32 am

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 
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:34 am

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



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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:35 am

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.
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:36 am

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...
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:39 am

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.
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:41 am

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
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:43 am

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
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:47 am

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?
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:49 am

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

An ideal environment for Mr Kirk then  Wink
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:51 am

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]
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:52 am

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
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:07 am

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
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:13 am

Milton, MA

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

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Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:22 am

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.
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:23 am

The home of Skydive Twin Cities.


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Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:36 am

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



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Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:55 am

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

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Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:19 am

• 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 plant, on Woodward Avenue between McNichols and 7 Mile Roads in 1909

• installed the country’s first traffic light in 1915 in downtown Detroit

• built the nation’s first urban freeway, the Davison, in 1942

• is home to the oldest state fair in the nation, first held in 1849

• is the potato chip capital of the world, based on consumption

• features the nation’s oldest freshwater aquarium, located on Belle Isle Park

• has country’s largest island park within a city – Belle Isle Park

• is home to the world’s only floating post office, the J.W. Westcott II, can be found on the Detroit River

• is north of Canada

• is home to the largest flower-bedding market in the world – Eastern Market

• is second in the nation in fishing rod sales

• shares the world’s first auto traffic tunnel between two nations – the Detroit/Windsor Tunnel

• is home to the second tallest hotel in North America – the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, at 73 stories

• is the true home of the “Boston Cooler”

• is also home to Vernors ginger ale, Sanders hot fudge, Better Made Potato Chips, Faygo soda pop, Stroh’s Ice Cream

• receives freighters from over 100 world ports on the Detroit River

• has the most registered bowlers in the United States

• was the first city in the nation to assign individual telephone numbers in 1879

• founded the world’s first convention bureau in 1896

• has more theater seats than any other city, east of the Mississippi River, outside New York City



• Aaliyah, singer, actress
• Tim Allen, actor, comedian
• Anita Baker, singer
• Francis Ford Coppola, film director, producer
• Henry Ford, inventor
• Rosa Parks, activist
• Aretha Franklin, singer
• Thomas Hearns, boxer
• Casey Kasem, radio star
• Elmore "Dutch" Leonard, author
• Charles Lindbergh, pilot
• Lone Ranger, radio star who debuted on local WWJ Radio
• Joe Louis, boxer
• Madonna, actress, singer
• Ed McMahon, television host
• Smokey Robinson, singer, songwriter
• Diana Ross, actress, singer
• Tom Selleck, actor
• Blair Underwood, actor
• Robert Wagner, actor
• Robin Williams, actor, comedian
• Stevie Wonder, singer, songwriter
• Eminem (b. Marshall Mathers)
• Kid Rock (b. Robert James Ritchie)
• Bob Seger, singer
• Ted Nugent, singer
• Jack and Meg White (the White Stripes)

And Mr Boeing is from Detroit!

1701 Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac lands on what is now the location of the Civic Center in downtown Detroit and starts a fur trading center

1760 Britain gains control of Detroit as a result of the French and Indian War

1796 George Washington forces the British out of the city, and the American flag is raised over Fort Pontchartrain at Detroit

1805 A devastating fire sweeps through Detroit, destroying all 200 of its structures except a stone warehouse

1812 War of 1812. With the lessening threat of Indian attack, the development of the steamboat and the opening of the Erie Canal, Detroit begins to experience dramatic growth

1815 Detroit is incorporated as a city

1837 Michigan is admitted to the Union as the 26th state. Detroit becomes an important station on the Underground Railroad

1850 Stove and kitchen range manufacturing becomes Detroit’s leading industry. Industrial Age Emergence of Vernors ginger ale, Stroh’s beer, Sanders candy, cake and ice cream

1896 Henry Ford builds his first car in Detroit, and the world’s first convention and visitors bureau — the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau — is founded

1901 The world’s first concrete road is built in Detroit

1903 Ford Motor Company is established

1913 Henry Ford introduces the assembly line, revolutionizing the auto industry

1920 The city’s population multiplies rapidly, thanks to the auto industry. Detroit is now home to nearly two million foreign-born residents

1928 Tunnel and bridge access to Canada commences with the opening of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and the Ambassador Bridge

1931 Gar Wood wins the international prize for unlimited powerboat racing

1935 The Detroit Tigers capture their first World Series, and the Detroit Lions win their first National Football League championship

1936 Pro hockey’s Red Wings win their first Stanley Cup Detroit truly is the “City of Champions”

1937 The Detroit Red Wings win another Stanley Cup, and Joe Louis Barrow — The Brown Bomber — wins the world’s heavyweight boxing championship

1940 Detroit plays a key role in World War II victory as the nation’s “Arsenal of Democracy”

1945 As WWII comes to an end, the Detroit Tigers win their second World Series

1950 Detroit begins constructing its massive system of freeways, as the city’s population shifts to a metropolitan one

1951 The city celebrates its 250th anniversary in grand fashion

1954 The nation’s first shopping mall opens in Southfield. Northland Mall becomes a harbinger of a new suburban lifestyle

1960 Cobo Hall, Detroit’s major convention center, opens to rave reviews

1963 The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. debuts his “I Have a Dream” speech in Detroit two months before its famous delivery in Washington, D.C.

1967 New Detroit is founded as the United States’ first “urban coalition,” organized to improve education, employment, housing and economic development in the city, following the city’s major civil disturbance

1968 Helping to reunite the city, the Tigers win their third World Series in dramatic fashion over the St. Louis Cardinals, four games to three

1970 Detroit Renaissance, a group of business leaders, is founded to help formulate Detroit’s future

1971 Henry Ford II, head of Detroit Renaissance, Inc., announces plans for the construction of the largest privately financed project in the world — the Renaissance Center

1974 Coleman Young takes office as Detroit’s first African-American mayor

1977 The Renaissance Center opens as a symbol of Detroit’s rebirth

1980 Detroit hosts the 32nd Republican National Convention at brand-new Joe Louis Arena

1982 The first Detroit Grand Prix is held on city streets, and Super Bowl XVI is held at the Pontiac Silverdome

1984 The Detroit Tigers claim a fourth World Series title

1985 The Millender Center and Greektown’s Trappers Alley Festival Marketplace open

1987 The Detroit People Mover opens, providing a new source of downtown transportation

1989 Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center undergoes a $225 million expansion and the Detroit Pistons win the NBA World Championship title

1990 The Detroit Pistons capture their second consecutive NBA World Championship

1992 Detroit is chosen as a site for soccer’s 1994 World Cup, and the Pontiac Silverdome is picked to host the first indoor soccer championship in World Cup history

1994 Detroit is one of only five U.S. cities designated a federal empowerment zone. The zone, which covers 18.35 square miles, receives $100 million in federal aid to provide social services. Businesses in the zone become eligible for federal incentives

1996 Centennial celebration of the American automobile industry and the establishment of the world’s first convention and visitors bureau, the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitor’s Bureau; the International Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus holds its annual meeting in Detroit, Detroit’s Opera House debuts

1997 The Detroit Red Wings win the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Championship, after a 42-year hiatus, opening of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the largest museum of its kind in the world

1998 The Red Wings are back-to-back champions, again winning the Stanley Cup and bringing it home to Hockeytown

1999 The first two of three new casinos, MGM Grand Detroit and MotorCity Casino, open in downtown Detroit

2000 Greektown Casino opens in Detroit’s historic Greektown section, while Comerica Park makes its debut in Foxtown

2001 Detroit celebrates its 300th anniversary in grand style, New Detroit Science Center opens after massive renovations

2002 Ford Field opens to national acclaim, Detroit Red Wings win their third Stanley Cup in six years, Coach Scotty Bowman retires

2003 Tigers narrowly escape title of worst team in major league baseball history with 119 losses

2004 Auto plant tours open to the public at the Ford Rouge Factory (starts and ends at The Henry Ford); The 35th Ryder Cup Matches are held at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills and the Detroit Pistons win the NBA World Championship title after a 14-year hiatus


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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:21 am

Quoting Andaman (Reply 24):

Bloody Hell  Wow!  Big grin
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:34 am

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 Chernobyl or if Putin gets mad    or...

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Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:35 am

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 the US not accessible by road
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:27 pm

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 Cuban things, lots of Cuban people.
Lots of TV shows and movies.
Most dangerous city in America in the 1980s.
Hurricane Andrew.
Gateway of the Americas.
South Beach.
Tallest Buildings in Florida.
Real State Boom of the 1920s? Realstat boom now.
Lots of Famous people live in Miami or have homes in Miami.
University of Miami Hurricanes football team.
Some of the best High School sports in the country.
Miami Heat, Florida Marlins.
Miami Dolphins, 72 season.
First time a president every flew in an airplane while in office plane took off from Miami.
A bunch of stuff. I try to think of some more historical event later.
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:34 pm

Boulder, Colorado...

-"Mork and Mindy"

-JonBenet Ramsey

-The scandal loaded University of Colorado (where I am a proud student!)

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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:39 pm

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 Bruce Springsteen shop at my store.
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:55 pm

EVANSVILLE (EVV), Indiana USA

- Largest city in southern Indiana.
- Hometown of famous American baseball Player Don Mattingly.
- Home to the "West Side Nut Festival" (The American version of the German "Oktoberfest")
- Home to the University of Evansville Purple Aces and the University of Southern Indiana.
- Home to many industrial factories such as Whirlpool, Toyta (Princeton, IN), and many others.
- Only an approximate two hour drive to St. Louis, MO; Indianapolis, IN; Louisville, KY, and Memphis, TN.

Evansville Time Line:
- 1977, I was born at Welborn Medical Hospital on March 7th.
- 1977, The twin-engine DC-3 carrying the University of Evansville's men's basketball team to an away game crashed at 7:22 p.m. on Dec. 13th, killing all 29 people aboard.
- 1993, The Penny Marshall film "A League of their Own" (starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna) was filmed at Bosse Stadium.
- 2005, An F-3 Tornado touched down 2 miles north northwest of Smith Mills in Henderson County, KY and moved northeast across the Ohio River into Ellis Park, Evansville killing 23 people.
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:58 pm

Quoting Afconcorde1 (Reply 32):
- Only an approximate two hour drive to St. Louis, MO; Indianapolis, IN; Louisville, KY, and Memphis, TN.

If your touting that as a claim to fame of your place, um...thats not a good sign...

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Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:03 pm

Edmonton - City of Champions
 
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:10 pm

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 the Air Crossroads of the World for many years, until the advent of the long range jets, we had all manner of air carrier stopping here for fuel. Alas, no more.
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:19 pm

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Mine is Barnstaple, North Devon, England

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 be a thriving port and sent ships to fight the Armada.


Nearly everybody from Leicester has been on holiday there, we called it "Leicester Fortnight" each year.
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:36 pm

Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 36):
Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
Mine is Barnstaple, North Devon, England

It is also home to one of my younger brothers, give him a good hard slap if you see him!

Really?! It's not exactly a major city! How interesting.
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Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:40 pm

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 down the road in Derbyhaven. Can't remember the name, some weird Manx name.

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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:42 pm

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 in the mid 80s. Lots of excitement all round, especially the hair-oil slick all the way to Falmouth. The helicopter winched them to safety and landed them on the village cricket field with him and his crew staying the night in th elocal hotel.

Its other main claim to fame is that the local lighthouse is the one that was always shown in the opening credits to Fraggle Rock.

The BBC tv series with Dawn French and Catherine Tate, Wild West, was filmed mainly in the next village to mine, but some of the scenes were also shot in my village.
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:49 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 7):
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.

Ahhhhh - my home town!

You've also forgotten the most important - that Plymouth Argyle Football Club were promoted (as Champions) twice in 3 seasons from the old Division 3! Hats off to the boys!!

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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:54 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4676538.stm

Is where I live Big grin.

Nothing interesting like that never really happens there.
 
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:06 pm

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 expecting her second...
Is also 6th in the UK in terms of stabbings...  Sad

But also, 'houses' the world's best airport, LGW Big grin
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:08 pm

Quoting Atco2b (Reply 42):
My birthplace, Crawley, West Sussex...

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! Big grin

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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:30 pm

My real hometown of Bountiful, UT---absolutely nothing whatsoever

but being a suburb of SLC:

2002 Winter Olympics
Elizabeth Smart
Headquarters of the LDS Church
Many many Ski Resorts / "Greatest Snow on Earth"

...that's about it, oh Roseanne Barr is from SLC  crazy 
 
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:32 pm

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 River Arun at the foot of the South Downs. Pulborough has population of about 5000.

The main attraction here is the large RSPB reserve on the Arun flood plain. It is the winter home to many wildfowl. The Southdown Gliding club is at nearby Parham. Pulborough has reasonably successful Rugby Union club.

Sadly, in recent times Pulborough has received media attention as being the place where the bodies of murder victims Sarah Paine and Jane Longhurst were found.
 
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:01 pm

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 46th richest man in the UK. He ownes Blackpool Tower.  Wink

Bolton FC train here.

The Royal Ordinance Factory (ROF) is or should I say was here. That's the second biggest munitions factory outside of Arsenal. Thusly the village was bombed to shit in WWII!

Hmm, 10 A.netters have visited the place which is quite an achievement since it's not even close to an airport.
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:02 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 46):
Hmm, 10 A.netters have visited the place which is quite an achievement since it's not even close to an airport.

10 a.netters also left saying what a dump it was  Wink
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:03 pm

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 closer look at the fascinating heritage sites on offer in Woking Borough.


Woking Borough is fortunate in having a wide range of buildings and other sites of architectural or historic interest.
These include Henry VIII's Tudor hunting palace, one of the country's earliest navigable waterways, Britain's first mosque, and the largest 19th century cemetery in Europe.
Built to receive London's dead, Brookwood Cemetery opened in 1854 and is the largest privately owned burial ground in Britain.
It has a substantial Victorian Section, which contains many remarkable Victorian memorials and graves. It also contains the largest military cemeteries in the country including the World War One American cemetery, the oldest Muslim cemetery and the unique Zoroastrian burial ground.
Regarded as one of the most beautiful waterways in Britain, the Basingstoke Canal traverses the Borough from Brookwood to West Byfleet. It was built between 1788 and 1794 to open up routes from London to the coast but was never completed past Basingstoke.
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RE: Your Village/town/city - Claims To Fame

Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:03 pm

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 47):
10 a.netters also left saying what a dump it was

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!
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