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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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Elizabeth Patricia Larner.  Up Pompeii and Further Up Pompeii fame Very Happy  

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on Mon Jan 09 2017, 14:01
Frank Randal used to make me laugh..he was so daft...
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on Mon Jan 09 2017, 18:27
@maureen wrote:Frank Randal used to make me laugh..he was so daft...

And he wasn't even a Wiganer? Very Happy
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on Mon Jan 09 2017, 19:02
Maureen you might find this interesting

King Twist a review

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on Mon Jan 09 2017, 22:04
This may interest you. Frank Randle was born Arthur Hughes on 30th January 1901 . His Mother was Rhoda Hughes. This is taken from the 1901 Census. Place of Birth on the right hand side says Newsprings.

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Tonker, you are wrong about Peter Kane moving to Pewfall Because of the boundry changes, He moved to Pewfall in the 40s because he had made a bit of money, He used to pass our house when he was training, You wern,t born when he moved to Pewfall,
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@Little Jim wrote:Tonker, you are wrong about Peter Kane moving to Pewfall Because of the boundry changes, He moved to Pewfall in the 40s because he had made a bit of money, He  used to pass our house when he was training, You wern,t born when he moved to Pewfall,

I know.  But if you lot can make things up about Wigan, I can make things up about why Peter Kane moved to Pewfall!
Actually, what I say about him not being too keen on Wigan is true.  He was a good friend of my dad's, through the fight game, they trained together and had the same manager.

PS., Although there was a Wigan (ish) (within a couple of miles of it, laaaaike) lad called Frank Fallon.  I wonder if any of you knew or know him?
And Dickie Davies?

PPS: You Wigan lot should stop thinking so much about the council and councillors. It'll do you the World of good. You live for the council !
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on Wed Jan 11 2017, 10:50
@weatherwax wrote:This may interest you. Frank Randle was born Arthur Hughes on 30th January 1901 . His Mother was Rhoda Hughes. This is taken from the 1901 Census. Place of Birth on the right hand side says Newsprings.


Seems Stumpy and Joseph were reet
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on Wed Jan 11 2017, 12:29
Tonker, You have admitted to telling a lie about Peter Kane, Anything else you post i will take with a pinch of salt, Only half believed your post in the past.,
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on Wed Jan 11 2017, 12:45
The Council lives for us!

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I've only just caught up with this again Mrs A..it's very interesting,and I know Whitegate drive very well..thank you.
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on Wed Jan 11 2017, 14:22
Ted Ray was born in Wigan and Dora Bryan was born in Appley Bridge.
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on Wed Jan 11 2017, 14:28
Shaun Edwards and Andy Gregory.
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Brian Finch (25 July 1936 – 27 June 2007) was a British television scriptwriter and dramatist. His longest relationship was with the ITV1 soap opera, Coronation Street, for which he wrote 150 scripts between 1970 and 1989.[1] He also helped the development of All Creatures Great and Small, The Tomorrow People,[2] and Heartbeat. He contributed several episodes to the British detective programmes The Gentle Touch, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Bergerac and The Bill. It was for his work as a writer on Goodnight Mr Tom, a bittersweet drama starring John Thaw, for which he received a BAFTA.

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on Wed Jan 11 2017, 20:36
My apologies for missing Brian Finch; I knew him from Wigan Little Theatre. I feel proud when I see his name on "Goodnight Mr. Tom" and various episodes of "Heartbeat".
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on Thu Jan 12 2017, 09:59
Jennifer Moss. Best known for her role as Lucille Hewitt in Corrie.

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Jennifer lived on Wigan Lane..
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@broady wrote:Shaun Edwards and Andy Gregory.

I hadn't thought of footy players. I think I should include Billy Boston. Although not Wigan born he surely has contributed much to Wigan.

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on Thu Jan 12 2017, 15:48
you have not mentioned Thomas Highs (The real inventor of the  spinning jenny)  till it was stolen by Richard Arkwright (from Bowton) who patented it and made a bloody fortune ,He was born in Leigh which isn't Wigan also Pete Shelley from the buzzcocks who was also born in Leigh which isn't Wigan ,you have stolen Georgie Fame (Clive Powell) who was also born in Leigh but turned out to be a Wigan fan so you can bloody have Him cos He's crap anyway Surprised Shocked
and what about Ian Mackellan and Ken Parry they're Pie eyters


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You tell em Mr Wapp
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on Thu Jan 12 2017, 16:00
Pwywapp fancied Pete Shelley.

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on Fri Jan 13 2017, 14:02
James Hilton from Leigh wrote Goodbye Mr Chips, Shangrela (spelling) & others, Mr Chips was made into a film in the 30s,
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on Fri Jan 13 2017, 14:34
ah forgot about Mester Hilton ,also we had Thomas Burke the Lancashire Caruso , a Gentleman named Wilkinson who won the Victoria cross , they were Leythers also Smile Smile
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on Fri Jan 13 2017, 15:33
Ken Parry was an Incer not a Wiganer.
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A Chap from Bryn Rd won the V.C. William Kenealey, First world war, He was one of the Six who won it before breakfast, He was in the LFs.
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