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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Biggin Hill, Greater London*

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Cringing Cult of Celebrity
  • Harry Harmer, the biographer of Martin Luther King and the British radical Tom Paine, used to stay in a gypsy caravan in a field near Jail Lane in the 1950s. His parents tried living there but made the mistake of choosing the middle of winter to do so.
  • Bernie Eccleston owns a large proportion of the town.
  • Davina Macall lives up the road in Woldingham
  • Knowone famous has ever lived here (to the best of my knowledge), or would want to live here)!
  • cyril regis - adam faith. others too obscure to mention.
  • Noel Coward had a country retreat in Melody Road. He sometimes 'entertained' people there for the weekend! (If you know about Noel, you'll know what I mean!! Ivor Novello was brought up just off Sunningvale Avenue by his mother Dame Clara Novello. She ran a 'Musical Colony' for some years at the turn of the century.
  • "Sailor" Malan and a variety of other WW II fighter pilots, many of whom have roads named after them. Quite a few are regularly seen to this day...se the book "Ghosts of Biggin Hill".
  • Bobby Porritt; local benefactor.
  • Benjamin Holmes, Paul Camp, Kingsley 'Kong' Singleton, Robbie Vincent.
  • Ronnie Corbett lives in Addington!

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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