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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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@Corky Ringspot wrote:HAHAHA

That was me laughing at Tonker's riposte.
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on Sat Jan 14 2017, 17:18
Very Happy
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on Sat Jan 14 2017, 17:22
Lets not deviate.

Eva Pope Yes she's from Appley Bridge, which isn't far from Wigan So I say she is a Wiganer

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on Sat Jan 14 2017, 17:30
I tried to buy something in Haydock just before Christmas, however they wanted paying in shiny beads and I have none
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on Sat Jan 14 2017, 17:33
I gave tonker a lovely pearl necklace in exchange for some beer once.

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Her first major role was playing Tanya Pooley in ITV soap-opera Coronation Street from 1993 to 1994. Since then, she has made appearances in Cold Feet, The Bill, Heartbeat, Peak Practice (as Claire Brightwell), Men of the World, Holby City, Casualty, Strictly Confidential, Adventure Inc., Vincent, Bad Girls (as Frances Myers), Life on Mars, Sorted, Spooks: Code 9 and the film Shadow Man.[4] From November 2007 to July 2010, she appeared in the lead role of headteacher Rachel Mason in the BBC drama Waterloo Road

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Feel free to edit or delete unsavoury posts, Admin. Smile

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on Sat Jan 14 2017, 17:40
Georgia Taylo AKA Toyah Battersby off Corrie is from the area

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on Sat Jan 14 2017, 18:00
@Mac wrote:Georgia Taylo AKA Toyah Battersby off Corrie is from the area

From the area, yes. Billinge, St.Helens, Merseyside.
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on Sat Jan 14 2017, 18:21
As was thingy off hollyoaks, Carly stenson?

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on Sat Jan 14 2017, 18:21
John Wayne was a wiganer.

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on Sat Jan 14 2017, 18:26
@Mac wrote:John Wayne was a wiganer.

He was a bloody Yugoslav. Be towd!
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on Sat Jan 14 2017, 18:29
Come on, I feed lines only for you to cast them aside,

I expected the retort, 'The hell he was.'

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on Sun Jan 15 2017, 10:28
Tracie Bennett from Leigh good actress, I notice you haven't tried to claim Ken Platt ,comedian from Plonk Lone , His catchprase was "I wont tek mi coat off I'm not stopping" whenever Mester Platt used to make a weekend visit back to Leyth from His home in St Annes, He liked to visit Plank Lane Labour club for a drink ,and upon His entrance to the club People would shout to him " Don't tek thi coat off tha't not stopping " Very Happy
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on Wed Jan 18 2017, 11:14
Does Hacker the Dog count?

Hacker T. Dog, otherwise known as Hacker (born 27 October, age 6) is one of the presenters of British children's television service CBBC.[1] He is a puppet dog from Wigan.[2] and is the half brother of Dodge T. Dog. Alongside fellow presenter Cel Spellman and Australian TV presenter Amberley Lobo, he commentated on the Russia v Belgium match at the 2014 FIFA World Cup for the BBC.

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on Wed Jan 18 2017, 22:16
Harry Pemberton should be be on here, he was one of the best,
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on Wed Jan 18 2017, 22:46
Lol Who's Harry Pemberton LJ?


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on Thu Jan 19 2017, 04:33
He was a comedian that used to do the clubs. Very good.
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on Thu Jan 19 2017, 20:36
Harry only ever told one rude joke.
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Roy Kinnear

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on Thu Jan 19 2017, 20:56
@gaffer wrote:Harry only ever told one rude joke.
I only ever saw Harry Pemberton once at Standish Lower Ground Labour Club and he kept telling the same joke over and over again, about a woman who moved, was that the rude joke Smile
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on Thu Jan 19 2017, 22:54
Elizabeth "Lily" Brayton (23 June 1876 – 30 April 1953) was an English actress and singer, known for her performances in Shakespeare plays and for her nearly 2,000 performances in the First World War hit musical "Chu Chin Chow".
Born in Hindley, Lancashire.
She was very well known in her day.

Her Father was Doctor Brayton.
If you go in Hindley Cemetery through the big gates on Castle Hill and walk past the Lodge, there is a very imposing statue of an angel where the path splits into a "Y" shape, Dr Brayton is buried there.

Elizabeth 'Lily' Brayton
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on Fri Jan 20 2017, 15:47
Sir Bob

In the fifties and early sixties there was a village dance hall at the back of the Abbey Lakes Hotel used by the locals on Saturday nights. A smaller version of Platt Bridge Pro.

This was the joke.

A shy young man who was prematurely bald had bought an ill fitting wig. He decided to pluck up courage and go to the dance. Looking around he decided to try his luck with a girl wearing 'bottle end' glasses.
After a dance he asked her did she fancy a few minutes outside where there was a copse. It was a hot dry night and they decided to sit down amongst the trees. Whilst sitting down she lost her glasses and his wig fell off. Crawling on her hands and knees in the darkness looking for her glasses her hands came into contact with his bald head which was near the floor while he was feeling for his wig. At this she said, 'you'll have to wet that one before you put it in'.
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on Fri Jan 20 2017, 17:25
Hahaha!

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