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Frank Randal

(1901-1957)
Frank Randle was born in Standish in Wigan in 1901. He was a childhood friend of George Formby, (also a Wigan man), who later became his main rival. Randle was probably one of the best music-hall comedians of his day. Curiously, he always appeared on stage without teeth. His career began in 1916, when he appeared as an acrobatic with the stage name of Arthur Twist. His stage acts were distinguished by his wild, extravagant, cheeky dialogues, frequently filled with risqu� topics and bad language. Of course, none of this was permitted in his movies, where he appeared as an honest comic cheeky chappie. However, it was to be much later, in the 1930s, before he would achieve notoriety as a comedian and popular entertainer with his own touring company known as "Randle's Scandals" . He was also a popular movie actor/comedian and starred as top of the bill regularly in summer season shows at Blackpool. During the early fifties his health declined and he died in Blackpool in 1957.

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Never heard of her but what a great voice.
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Cyril Ashurst

Cyril, born and bred in Aspull, near Wig an, is well versed in all things Lancashire, and played the E flat bass for 30 years in brass bands from Haigh Hall to Preston and Stoke-on-Trent.

Read more at: http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/lanky_twang_pays_off_for_poet_cyril_1_2023811

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Jennifer James. Barmaid in Corrie

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Jonny Rees 21 March 1968, Wigan, Lancashire, England, UK

Jonny Rees stars in the western "Forsaken" as "Tom Watson" alongside Demi Moore and Donald and Kiefer Sutherland in theaters next summer. On the big screen Jonny is best known for his portrayal of "Lieutenant Commander Groves" in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies as well as starring in J.J. Abrams "Star Trek," as "Chief Engineer Olsen," the original chief engineer of the Star ship Enterprise.



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on Sat Feb 04 2017, 16:01
I can't say I know him. But her indoors might have met him.

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Colin Bean.as Private Sponge in Dad's Army

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on Sat Feb 11 2017, 14:58
I mentioned him on Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:06 am
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on Sat Feb 11 2017, 17:53
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on Sat Feb 11 2017, 17:59
Mac wrote:Thingy off Dad's  army...

As did Joseph

 by Joseph on Sat 14 Jan 2017 - 8:59

Colin Bean, lived in the flats at Scholes.

My mistake so you did. Embarassed Embarassed
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on Sat Feb 11 2017, 20:14
@Admin wrote:Jennifer James.  Barmaid in Corrie

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A few years ago I went to Asda, Wigan, on a Sunday morning, I saw this lass doing her shopping when the stores alarms went off and we had to stand together for a short while and past pleasantries to each other while waiting to resume our shopping.

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on Sun Feb 12 2017, 10:47
Bloody hell! He's here again with his tales of meeting celebrities in Asda.

Exchanging pleasantries was it?

Pity you didn't do the same with that actor lad you saw in there. The time you thought about putting ketchup on yourself and rolling on the floor pretending to be injured. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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on Sun Feb 12 2017, 15:00
I had forgotten all about that until I saw her photo here. I think someone had opened the security doors at the back of the store.

Now my ploy with the "actor" come physician was to see if he really did have the healing hands he reckons he has, but after viewing his rather large ruddy complexioned countenance approaching me I thought better of it.
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on Sun Feb 12 2017, 15:15

Noooooooooooo!
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on Sun Feb 12 2017, 16:24
I'm not into his work either Joseph. But I do like Lowry, [i've a few prints of his] who was a mate of his. But he weren't born in Wigan
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on Sun Feb 12 2017, 19:08
He's awful in my opinion.
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Kathryn Drysdale is an English actress known for her role as Taylor in the movie St Trinian's and Louise Brooks in the BBC comedy series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps from 2001 until her departure from the show in 2009. She has also starred in the fourth series of the ITV sitcom Benidorm and as Brownwell in William Boyd's award-winning Any Human Heart opposite Jim Broadbent. She previously worked with Broadbent on Mira Nair's feature adaptation of Willia

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I 'm not keen on his work, but I suppose it doesn't do to be all alike

Wigan Lanscape with chimneys? Wigan houses in the snow

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Anthony Barrow Artist

Anthony is a lecturer for Wigan Council in the adult and community learning sector providing classes and demonstrations to art groups and students throughout the region. As a freelance lecturer, he travels around Lancashire and Cheshire and teaches at his own art groups in the Wigan Borough.

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