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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Stratford, Greater London*

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Cringing Cult of Celebrity
  • jean deforges,she broke a european games record in 1958 and was captain of the womens team.married ron pickering ,the bbc athletics commentator
  • the black alcoholic wuuuuuuoooooooooooop wuuuuuuuoooooooop
  • Bryan Forbes (the actor, you know his face), Near neighbours are Honor Blackman. JHoe Brown (famous for nothing in particular), David Essex are all from Plaistow, The Archbishop of Canterbury, Terence Stamp and Jack Warner (Dixon Of Dock Green) are from Bow, Derek Jacobi is from Leyton, Alfred Hitchcock and David Beckham are from Leytonstone and Vera Lynnn is from East Ham. A veritable feast of stars.
  • Lord Lister lived near West Ham park. Samuel Gurney and his sister Elizabeth Fry (the prison reformer). Gerard Manley Hopkins the poet. Aaron Hill the poet. Dame Anna Naegle. Etc.
  • Too numerous. Lord Lister (physician/scientist), Elizabeth Fry (quaker/prison reformer), Samuel Gurney (banker), Dame Anna Neagle(sp?) the actress, Gerard Manley Hopkins the poet, Aaron Hill the poet... loads more that I can't think of off the top of my head.
  • Bradley Walsh. Don't worry if you don't know him
  • There is a rumour that Shakespeare really came from this Stratford before moving to Stratford Upon Avon. Hence the tribute to him in the form of the Theatre Royal here - currently being extensively rebuilt and closed for a while.
  • Iron Maiden Dirt (crass band) Stratford Mercenaries (ex crass band)
  • the presenter from citv mathaew

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Last updated: 2008-10-14

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