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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire*

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  • that fat dude that was second fiddle to maggie thatcher
  • Stoney Stanton has always been famous for its sporting heroes.Here is just a few.From cricket John middleton in his trial match for leicestershire in 1910 he got a century and was signed on at once,not bad for a man who only had one eye,he lost the sight of one eye in a schoolboy accident.Rodney Pratt from highfield street who played county cricket for leicestershire c.c.c profesional football with Bristol City and was also county high jump champion at the same time,In soccer you cannot think of stanton with out a Fisher in the team Breedon,John,Ray,Les,George.Sport in the village has one man to thank more than anyone Mr Wilf Pickering whose tireless work over many years got us the sporting facilities for the past and future sportspeople of our talented village.
  • Wilf Pickering tireless worker for all sport in Stanton.Don Dimmocks local boxer,cricketer and a good pub singer.The entire Fisher family who at one time could put a full eleven players in the soccer team.with names like Breedon,George,John,Les,Raymond,(all brothers)Ken Lawrance,(broth in law)Len Simpson,(cousin)To name but a few,All of them had the same haircut courtesy of there dad Breedon Fisher who kept the corner shop for many years,when he wasn't cutting hair he repaired bikes.Another celebrity now in his nineties and a pidgeon fancier of note Mr George Hill.

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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