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  • Dickens fucked off early, he knew what was coming! Will Adams spent 7 minutes here so we gave him a whole day to celerbrate. He them fucked of to. London and then Japan. What does that tell you about Gillingham.
  • Dickens fucked off early, he knew what was coming! Will Adams spent 7 minutes here so we gave him a whole day to celerbrate. He them fucked of to. London and then Japan. What does that tell you about Gillingham.
  • Jack Hughes? You mean Jack Hues, really Jerry Ryder, and father of the actor Jack Ryder who was married to Kym Marsh of Coronation Street. David Bowie might not have lived in Twydall, but he often stayed there.
  • Bowie didn't live in Twydal for sure, but he did play once in the Royal Engineer ... er ... before he was quite so famous. I know because Maureen (the model) who lived just around the corner had his autograph. I have seen it, it was real and he signed it as David Jones. Please no more Bowie lived in Twydal.
  • William Clift (Bill) and 'Jack' Hughes songwriters. You may know Jack from Huang Chung (Dancehall Days and many more). Sorry Bill forgot the name of your 'chart topping' group but saw you on Top of the Pops (and Madness copied you). Both were outstanding (?) students at Gillingham Technical High School for Boys (now Rainham Mark Grammar). Bill has the most beautiful sister who is famous ..... hallo Jack ... missed you for years, how is the Strand now? Also, 'BAN THE MIND READER', cannot believe that is still around after all these years. The person who originated this is still unknown as is the meaning behind the message. Good that some of you are keeping the mystery.
  • Francis Drake lived in Gillingham as a youngster
  • Did you know Rick Hammond?
  • Neil Marsh hard man from the Barge. The original "Good Bloke".
  • Once there was a vaguely famous popular singing combo called "Chicory Tip" they used to drink in the Beacon Court Tavern.
  • Rik waller with THOSE teeth and THAT stomach
  • Will Adams, Sir David
  • Gary Rhodes went to my school. Theres some others to but i carnt remeber them.
  • Terry Linnell
  • Gary Rhodes went to the Howard and lived in Rainham
  • Rick Wallor will always love us.
  • Famous residents: Rick Waller he lives round the corner from me!
  • Bob Hoskins used to live in Trafalgar Street,and his local was the Fluer~De~Lis. David Bowie lived in Twydall just before his first hit record.
  • Hey guys-you forgot about moi! Mr RICK WALLER-the singing walrus. check out my teeth there rotton! don't forget to buy my latest single i will always love food. out next monday. thankyou for supporting local talent
  • Will Adams of course buggered off to Japan in the late 1500 and didnt come home, told his wife he was only popping out for a loaf, bet she werent happy. Sir David frost. Gary Rhodes, a bloke fron 5000 volts??? did that in the jungle song. Band wise Dertie Bertie the oldest, grayest band going but they can still kick arse mate, other than that no one really gets famoius from JILLINERM
  • Kelly brook used to live in rochester and is always down there Lisa Mafia(so solid crew) has a relative in rainham and theres numerous minors or people who think they are.
  • Billy Childish - Friend of Blur, shagger of Tracey emin used to live nearby.
  • Andrew(MARVIN)and greig(FAT LES) 2 sterling young pretenders from RAINHAM. these 2 can often be found at the world famous ice bowl. Fat Les can also show you a few tricks with his mobile, somthing that is not to be missed!
  • Natasha "Symms" of Hollyoaks fame used to live here and went to school here untill she went off to stage school with Kelly Brook (who comes from nearby Rochester). She can be found from time to time frequenting pubs around the town, attempting to get free drinks/ adoration from teenage boys. It is best not to encourage her, should you recognise her.
  • saw bobby ball in yarmouth.
  • STEVE BRUCE, TONY CASCARINO BOTH PLAYED FOR THE GILLS! THE BEST FOOTIE TEAM IN THE WORLD!
  • gary rhodes the tv chef used to attend the howard school just off maidstone road in rainham and unfortunatly for the kids he sometimes returns for a visit.
  • Sir David Frost attended Barnsole Road School and Gillingham Grammar School for Boys in the fifties. He was taught by Mr LLoyd at Barnsole Road and came back to visit in 1952 when his father took him away from the district. (Four at least GGSB are in Australia: Bryan Wetton, Peter Howes, Tony Stone and Rodney Needham -- all ex Rookery Mob of 1956-1960 at the Rookery Playing Fields, Woodlands Road.
  • Will Adams left Gillingham and was the first Englishman to reach Japan - and he obviously decided he liked Japan better because he did not come back!

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Last updated: 2014-11-12

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