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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Atherstone, Warwickshire*

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  • Bamber Gascoigne was born in London in 1935 and had bugger all to do with Atherstone (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bamber_Gascoigne)
  • MIKEY DA (MET THE QUEEN!)
  • errrrrr paddy doyle (world record holder for holding record no of world records)
  • Kay Alexander!!!!!! Midlands Today newsreader!!!!!
  • Kay Alexander BBC Newscaster Dave Dennis - former professional jump jockey
  • Paul Broadhurst & Steve Webster - Professional Golfers
  • King Arthur may have been buried here! http://www.adriangilbert.co.uk/docus/books/holyking.html and http://www.earlybritishkingdoms.com/archaeology/atherstone.html Blackett & Wilson claim that the original Glastennen of Arthurian legend became confused with Glastonbury in Somerset. Its original location was at an ancient cemetery called the "Old Bury" near Atherstone in Warwickshire. Leigh Lawson (59) Actor, born in Atherstone, Warwickshire, best known on TV as 'Neil Kinsey' in 'Kinsey'. Married to former model Twiggy. Recent film credits include ‘Out Of Depth’ (1999) and ‘Back to the Secret Garden’ (2000). The Lloyd family (of 'Lloyds chemist') Paullinus chose Atherstone for the battle which became a massacre of Celts, as Tacitus records that 80,000 were killed. George Harrison used to drink at the Red Lion in Long Street and eat at the Star Tandoori next door (Where the Travelling Wilberries were formed). George of course was a member of the Beatles and student/friend of Ravi Shakar. Boadacea was supposed to have hung out around here somewhere.
  • Once had Coventry City striker David Speedie living here, Oh and some newsreader lives down the road.
  • Mick da Silva
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  • The Travelling willberrys were invented in the star tandori (now changed hands)
  • David Speedie used to live in Mancetter Bamber Gascoigne is from Atherstone My mate Stuart's bird used to work at the hat factory that made the headwear for Terence Trent D'darbys world tour 1989!

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Last updated: 2008-01-01

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