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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Accrington, Lancashire*

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  • vicky entwhisty or janice battersby from corry lives in accy her parents live on the same st as mine,
  • Let's have a bit of culture; what about recent artist-in-residence at the National Gallery John Virtue; what about the composer Harrison Birtwhistle, and what about me?
  • Janice Battersby Hayley Cropper - The trannie from Corrie
  • elvis
  • WHY HAS NO ONE MENTIONED THE ACCRINGTON PALS!?!? The most famous people to come out of the bloody place. Got sent over the top on the first day of the battle of the Somme... most of them died... no one remember? ok, only me... BILL TURNER - He writes most of the Accrington Pals books. Quite famous historian in the area. Yea, Jon Anderson (from Yes)is from Accrington, he went to St Christopher's High School, I think.
  • sum o' the corrie peeps
  • Oi! Thas pinched our Jane Horrocks,she comes from Rocky Rawtenstall.
  • Butch Cassidy!!! No, its true - moved to the USofA with folks whilst a baby. The drummer (maybe) out of Black Grape. Best collection of Tiffany glass outside of Paris/Moscow! Asian actress out of Thin Blue Line etc.
  • RONNY BAXTER(WORLD NO.2 DARTS PLAYER),DAVE HARGREAVES (EX-BLACKBURN ROVERS PLAYER AND HE IS MY DAD) HALEY FROM CORANATION STREET. DAVID DUNN COMES OUT IN THE BAILEYS OCCASIONLY, ANDY PAYTON(BURNLEY PLAYER)
  • A bloke from 'Yes' came from Accrington. Allegedly. Also the'Four Pennies' or something like that. Did you know that Jeanette Winterson based her book 'Ornges are not the Only Fruit' on her horrendous experiences growing up in Accrington with her adoptive parents?
  • David Lloyd - Cricketer ( I Think ) ex Water Street
  • Dave Fullalove - god father of rock and annual "Sounds Festival" organiser.
  • Jane Horrocks, some members of Chumbawumba
  • HAYLEY THE MAN/WOMAN FROM CORANATION STREET.PADDY FROM EMMERDALE.
  • Jim Bowen (formerly Jim Hargreaves) The Woman who plays Janice Battersby from Coronation Street Mystic Meg Accrington Stanley Jon Anderson from YES
  • no-one
  • Jon Anderson of Yes. Jim Bowen of Bullseye. Acrylan was invented here. NORI bricks. Ewbank carpet sweepers.

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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