Friday, January 19, 2007

The Trial of Tony Blair (A Competition)

I started watching this last night but unfortunately nodded off after about 8 minutes. But anyway, I did think that lovely Derby boy Robert Lindsay was very very good. I have tried to think of 10 famous people from Derby but it's been a struggle. There's a couple I am not 100% sure about and one I absolutely made up. Can you guess who is definitely not from Derby? There will be a special prize for the winner and anyone who can come up with any good names for my list.

Famous Derbeians
Alan Bates
Florence Nightingale
Robert Lindsay
Joseph Wright
Michael Parkinson
Geoff Hoon
Kelli from Liberty X
Candy Flip
Simon Groom from Blue Peter
Tim Brooke-Taylor

13 comments:

Maria Doyle said...

Silvana Franco (very famous in Derby) should be added to your list.
Maxine (from Corrie) from Duffield in Derby & also went to St. Benedict just like your two nephews!

Silvana said...

Yes, Maxine, well Tracy Shaw's family run that deli in Duffied! Good one!

Rob said...

is it the people who you've added weblinks to?

Silvana said...

I know, I made it very easy to cheat. I will take the links off right now. Geoff Hoon was a good one eh? Bet you didn't know he was from Derby - or maybe he isn't?

Tony said...

Florence Nightingale Hospital is in Derby - I was born there - but she was born in Florence. Parkie is a Yorkshireman. New addition. Ellen MacArthur. Genuine Derby girl!

Silvana said...

Well done, Anthony! Parkie is not from Derby. And Ellen is a better find than Tracy Shaw. And sorry about getting Florence wrong. I'll give you your prize next time I see you.

dis said...

* Alan Bates (1934-2003), actor
* Ronald Binge (1910-1979), composer
* Steve Bloomer (1874-1938), footballer
* Henry Cavendish (1731-1810), scientist
* Gavin Claxton (1971-), film director, writer & director of feature film comedy The All Together
* Brian Clough, OBE (1934-2004), football player and manager
* William John Coffee (1774-1846), artist and sculptor
* Erasmus Darwin (1731–1802), physician
* John Flamsteed (1646-1719), astronomer
* Sir Charles Fox (1810-1874), engineer
* Sir Francis Fox (1844-1927), engineer
* James Fox (1780-1830) engineer
* Andrew Handyside (1806-1887) iron founder
* Geoff Hoon (1953- ), politician
* Arthur Keily (1921- ) Marathon runner
* William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (1779-1848), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
* John Lombe (1693-1722), industrial pioneer
* Captain Godfrey Meynell, recipient of the Victoria Cross
* Jyoti Mishra, musician with White Town
* Sir Howard Newby (1941- ) educationalist and sociologist
* Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), pioneer of modern nursing
* Samuel Richardson (1689–1761), novellist
* Sir Henry Royce (1863-1933), co-founder of Rolls-Royce
* George Sorocold, engineer
* Herbert Spencer (1820–1903), philosopher
* Harry Stevens (1856-1934) one of the claimants to be inventor of the hotdog
* Jedediah Strutt (1726-1797), industrial pioneer
* Sir Frank Whittle (1907–1996), Engineer
* Sir Henry Wilmot, recipient of the Victoria Cross
* Joseph Wright (1734-1797), painter
* Alastair Yates, BBC presenter
* Lianna Fowler,model

Silvana said...

Blimey! Alright Dis, you win cake too! But remember, Florence Nightingale is not from Derby but Florence.

Tony said...

Sorry to be pedantic, but Cloughie was not born in Derby, although he is a Derby legend. Strutt St, just off Loudon Street where we used to live must have been named after Jedediah Strutt. There's also a Wilmot Street in Derby. How interesting..

Silvana said...

And isn't there an area of Derby called The Cavendish?

Tony said...

And the of course Henry Cavendish school - which is also in Balham. Another famous Derby girl - Lara Croft. Invented in Derby.

Rob said...

*literally weeps with boredom*

Silvana said...

Oi! Not boring! Excuse us for not just talking about our favourite Waterboys (snore) tracks all day every day.