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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Erith, Greater London*

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Cringing Cult of Celebrity
  • Lauren Trevillion
  • Alan Knott, Kent and England wicketkeeper(former pupil of Nothhumberland Heath Schoo), probably England's greatest ever 'keeper.
  • I've heard that Lee Bowyer (Newcastle Utd) comes from Erith??
  • Maggie Thatcher once apparently.
  • Jacko - you know, the one off Brush Strokes and now does those awful Flash-does-the-work-so-you-don't-have-to adverts. Carl Howman, that's his name. Went to Picardy (as was - is now CofE and called Trinity). Jim Davidson's brother Bill and his lovely wife Billie used to run the Standard & now run The Vic of tiny pub fame. My mum worked at The Standard with them and was v disappointed when she met Jim - he wasn't the least bit funny (it was the wake for their mother's funeral). Don't know why she was surprised. That's it, I think. Not an area known for it's high achiever's.
  • Maggie Thatcher (yes, really)
  • I have seen that Kate Bush comes fom a few different places according to the boards, so we may as well have her also. Welcome to Hell/Erith Kate. I just remembered Ted Heath one of our Statesmen. Hang on, sorry, i do rember reading in the Kentish Times that he has never actually lived in the borough he has represented for so long. Tosspot. Your out Ted.
  • Alexander Selkirk (the real Robinson Crusoe) landed back in te UK at Erith! Iron Maiden's road manager lives not far from Erith Sports centre.
  • Hiram Maxim (the first person to fly a heavier than air craft in 1898 - before the Wright bothers) was an Erith resident, and owned the Maxim armaments factory in the area that is now the Europa trading Estate - this is why the area is still called "the pom pom" because of the gun testing that was carried out.
  • Kate Bush used to live locally (Welling) and still has her studio there. "A clockwork Orange" was filmed down the road in Thamesmead.

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Last updated: 2009-01-19

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