12 famous people who have lived in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Echo: Christian Bale attended Bournemouth School until he was 16 Christian Bale attended Bournemouth School until he was 16

With its stunning coastline and thriving nightlife, Bournemouth has been home to a surprising number of celebrities. If the town had its own wall of fame, these actors, musicians, comedians and sporting stars would definitely top the list:

Christian Bale

The Oscar winning actor and star of The Dark Knight and American Psycho attended Bournemouth School until the age of 16. He earned a reputation as a method actor after he lost 63 pounds for his role in The Machinist and has been recently nominated for his second Oscar for his leading role in American Hustle.

Tony Hancock

One of Britain’s best-known comedians and actors was brought up in Bournemouth where his father worked as an entertainer at the Railway Hotel in Holdenhurst Road. He was educated at Durlston Court, but left school at 15. His popular show Hancock's Half Hour is now a British comedy classic.

Bournemouth Echo: Tony Hancock

Alex James 

Best known for playing the bass with the band Blur and claims to have spent more than a million pounds on champagne and cocaine. He attended Bournemouth School, before going to Goldsmiths College in London where he met Graham Coxon, who was a fellow founding member of Blur.

Bournemouth Echo: Alex James

J.R.R Tolkien

The legendary creator of Middle Earth spent the final part of his life in Bournemouth accompanied by his wife Edith. He had previously come on holiday to the seaside town every summer for 30 years, always staying at the same room in Hotel Miramar. He lived in a house off Branksome Chine from the 1960s until his death in 1973.

Bournemouth Echo:

Jane Goodall

World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dr Jane Goodall grew up in a Bournemouth before starting her 45-year study of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania. Her passion for the world sprouted in the backyard of her childhood home where she climbed her beech tree and made elderberry wine with her grandmother.

Bournemouth Echo: ‘MASSIVE SUFFERING’: Jane Goodall

Tony Blackburn

The Radio One legend is perhaps best-known for broadcasting on the "pirate" stations Radio Caroline and Radio London in the 1960s and was the first DJ to broadcast on BBC Radio One in 1967. His family moved to Bournemouth when he was three-years-old and he spent several years living in Lilliput.

Bournemouth Echo: Tony Blackburn 2.jpg

Bill Bryson

The best-selling American author spent two-years working as a sub-editor for the Bournemouth Echo and wrote about his experiences in Notes from a Small Island. In 2005 he received an Honorary Doctorate from Bournemouth University and has taken an active role in the Streets of Bournemouth project.

 

Bournemouth Echo:

Jamie Redknapp

Retired midfielder and Sky Sports pundit, Jamie started his professional career at the age of 16 at AFC Bournemouth and made 13 appearances for the club before attracting the attention of Liverpool. He gained 17 England caps between and has a house in Branksome Park which he shares with his wife Louise.

Bournemouth Echo:

Gareth Malone

Presenter of the BAFTA-award-winning TV series The Choir, the musically-gifted Gareth Malone was educated at Bournemouth School and sang with the Symphony Chorus of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. He was given an OBE in the 2012 Birthday Honours list for his services to music.

Bournemouth Echo: RECRUITING: Gareth Malone

Freddie Mills

World light heavyweight champion Freddie Mills was described as Britain's biggest boxing idol in the post-war period. Born in 1919 as the youngest of four children, he attended St Michael’s School in Bournemouth and spent much of his earlier life in the area.

Bournemouth Echo:

Max Bygraves

The comedian, singer and actor made twenty Royal Variety Performances and presented numerous programmes including Family Fortunes. He lived in Alum Chine in Bournemouth for many years before retiring to Australia in 2008, but sadly passed away in 2012.

Bournemouth Echo:

Amanda Holden

Now famous for her role as a judge on the ITV talent show, Britain’s Got Talent, Amanda has also starred in Wild at Heart and was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for her title performance in Thoroughly Modern Millie. She moved to Bournemouth at the age of 16 and studied drama at Bournemouth and Poole College.

Bournemouth Echo: POPULAR: Amanda Holden catches up on the news at Castlepoint yesterday

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11:01am Tue 28 Jan 14

BoscVegas says...

This a blatant copy the 'Buzzfeed rehashing Wikipedia model' in an attempt to go viral. I will not be retweeting this to my many followers (3).
This a blatant copy the 'Buzzfeed rehashing Wikipedia model' in an attempt to go viral. I will not be retweeting this to my many followers (3). BoscVegas
  • Score: 2

11:05am Tue 28 Jan 14

boyerboy says...

Some of your famous Bournemouth residents were actually in Poole, sorry but as far as I am aware Bournemouth and Poole are currently seperate towns.
Some of your famous Bournemouth residents were actually in Poole, sorry but as far as I am aware Bournemouth and Poole are currently seperate towns. boyerboy
  • Score: 42

11:09am Tue 28 Jan 14

Redgolfer says...

What about Andy Summers
What about Andy Summers Redgolfer
  • Score: 15

11:11am Tue 28 Jan 14

Rustynails says...

Michael Kitchen, Foyles War amongst others, can often be found on his Yacht which is moored in a Poole Marina
Michael Kitchen, Foyles War amongst others, can often be found on his Yacht which is moored in a Poole Marina Rustynails
  • Score: 2

11:18am Tue 28 Jan 14

nothingtofear says...

Redgolfer wrote:
What about Andy Summers
I thought that he lived in Christchurch (Albion Road?) rather than Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: What about Andy Summers[/p][/quote]I thought that he lived in Christchurch (Albion Road?) rather than Bournemouth. nothingtofear
  • Score: 2

11:19am Tue 28 Jan 14

ASM says...

Just Christian Bale and Freddie Mills (although old school). The others aren't exactly A listers
Just Christian Bale and Freddie Mills (although old school). The others aren't exactly A listers ASM
  • Score: -6

11:22am Tue 28 Jan 14

smhinto says...

What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point. smhinto
  • Score: -3

11:31am Tue 28 Jan 14

smhinto says...

What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point. smhinto
  • Score: -3

11:55am Tue 28 Jan 14

John T says...

What about pete woodley?
What about pete woodley? John T
  • Score: 23

12:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

How about the pratts that live in Bournemouth (past and present) ! No that would be good reading.
How about the pratts that live in Bournemouth (past and present) ! No that would be good reading. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: -6

12:08pm Tue 28 Jan 14

webgremlin says...

Mary Shelley, Darren Anderton, Jeremy Beadle, the drummer in Bloc Party, Gordon the Tramp and Benny Hill (evacuated here during WWII)
Mary Shelley, Darren Anderton, Jeremy Beadle, the drummer in Bloc Party, Gordon the Tramp and Benny Hill (evacuated here during WWII) webgremlin
  • Score: 27

12:14pm Tue 28 Jan 14

retry69 says...

John T wrote:
What about pete woodley?
Not forgetting Lord Spring
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: What about pete woodley?[/p][/quote]Not forgetting Lord Spring retry69
  • Score: 4

12:15pm Tue 28 Jan 14

MrDMan says...

"Bournemouth has been home to a surprising number of celebrities"

Is 10 actually a surprising amount, when wikipedia lists the total population of the conurbation as 400,000.
"Bournemouth has been home to a surprising number of celebrities" Is 10 actually a surprising amount, when wikipedia lists the total population of the conurbation as 400,000. MrDMan
  • Score: 7

12:28pm Tue 28 Jan 14

stevobath says...

Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?
Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp? stevobath
  • Score: 24

12:33pm Tue 28 Jan 14

P A NEWMAN says...

Tony Blackburn's parents moved to Poole, Dorset, not Bournemouth, Hants!
Many Echo staff have little local geography or history?
Blackburn senior was until retirement the GP to Parkstone relatives.
Tony Blackburn's parents moved to Poole, Dorset, not Bournemouth, Hants! Many Echo staff have little local geography or history? Blackburn senior was until retirement the GP to Parkstone relatives. P A NEWMAN
  • Score: 24

12:37pm Tue 28 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

SO WHAT!
SO WHAT! suzigirl
  • Score: -3

12:37pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Holdenhurst says...

webgremlin wrote:
Mary Shelley, Darren Anderton, Jeremy Beadle, the drummer in Bloc Party, Gordon the Tramp and Benny Hill (evacuated here during WWII)
Matt Tong is/was the drummer in Bloc Party.

There's also Jamie Reynolds of Klaxons and Eddie Argos of Art Brut.
[quote][p][bold]webgremlin[/bold] wrote: Mary Shelley, Darren Anderton, Jeremy Beadle, the drummer in Bloc Party, Gordon the Tramp and Benny Hill (evacuated here during WWII)[/p][/quote]Matt Tong is/was the drummer in Bloc Party. There's also Jamie Reynolds of Klaxons and Eddie Argos of Art Brut. Holdenhurst
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Tue 28 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

retry69 wrote:
John T wrote:
What about pete woodley?
Not forgetting Lord Spring
garyt
lymo cherry
Richard board
mole
laurie
avant prov
john poole
nick 71
hal101
snoff
jlc
there's hundreds more all on an external hard drive of mine with all their comments for years
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: What about pete woodley?[/p][/quote]Not forgetting Lord Spring[/p][/quote]garyt lymo cherry Richard board mole laurie avant prov john poole nick 71 hal101 snoff jlc there's hundreds more all on an external hard drive of mine with all their comments for years nickynoodah
  • Score: -18

12:38pm Tue 28 Jan 14

P A NEWMAN says...

MacDonald Hobley lived in Boscombe. He used to present the Holiday Town Seaside broadcasts in Summer.
In the 50's The Marquess of Salisbury had a family house in Boscombe Manor, linked to the Cecil Estates at Cranborne, Dorset and Hatfield, Herts.
MacDonald Hobley lived in Boscombe. He used to present the Holiday Town Seaside broadcasts in Summer. In the 50's The Marquess of Salisbury had a family house in Boscombe Manor, linked to the Cecil Estates at Cranborne, Dorset and Hatfield, Herts. P A NEWMAN
  • Score: 4

12:46pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Bob Bournemouth says...

Manfred Mann was from Bournemouth too.
Manfred Mann was from Bournemouth too. Bob Bournemouth
  • Score: 6

12:48pm Tue 28 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Gordon the tramp
bless his cotton socks
Gordon the tramp bless his cotton socks nickynoodah
  • Score: 4

1:14pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
John T wrote:
What about pete woodley?
Not forgetting Lord Spring
Grassey ****
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: What about pete woodley?[/p][/quote]Not forgetting Lord Spring[/p][/quote]Grassey **** Lord Spring
  • Score: -2

1:27pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
John T wrote:
What about pete woodley?
Not forgetting Lord Spring
Grassey ****
Let's try. Mule nearly the same.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: What about pete woodley?[/p][/quote]Not forgetting Lord Spring[/p][/quote]Grassey ****[/p][/quote]Let's try. Mule nearly the same. Lord Spring
  • Score: -3

1:32pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Ebb Tide says...

It is good to see that some of us know that there is a difference between Bournemouth and Poole - even if the 'editor' of The Echo does not.

If Bournemouth is 200 years old (questionable definition of 'initiation' involved) then Poole is 3,000 years old with its iron age roots. Guess someone needs to advise The Echo editor that there is a significant difference but not a difference that will prevent good neighbours helping each other. I wonder if it could be called good neighbourliness (or sensitive editing) to give publicity to one part of our conurbation at the expense of another part ! ??
It is good to see that some of us know that there is a difference between Bournemouth and Poole - even if the 'editor' of The Echo does not. If Bournemouth is 200 years old (questionable definition of 'initiation' involved) then Poole is 3,000 years old with its iron age roots. Guess someone needs to advise The Echo editor that there is a significant difference but not a difference that will prevent good neighbours helping each other. I wonder if it could be called good neighbourliness (or sensitive editing) to give publicity to one part of our conurbation at the expense of another part ! ?? Ebb Tide
  • Score: 21

1:49pm Tue 28 Jan 14

casual_observer says...

BoscVegas wrote:
This a blatant copy the 'Buzzfeed rehashing Wikipedia model' in an attempt to go viral. I will not be retweeting this to my many followers (3).
Even better, this is a complete rip from the Facebook group Old Memories of Poole and Bournemouth, from which someone last week asked the question 'Who can list all the famous people that have lived in Bournemouth and Poole in the past?' !!!
Seriously Echo, now joining FB groups to find ideas to write news articles about??
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: This a blatant copy the 'Buzzfeed rehashing Wikipedia model' in an attempt to go viral. I will not be retweeting this to my many followers (3).[/p][/quote]Even better, this is a complete rip from the Facebook group Old Memories of Poole and Bournemouth, from which someone last week asked the question 'Who can list all the famous people that have lived in Bournemouth and Poole in the past?' !!! Seriously Echo, now joining FB groups to find ideas to write news articles about?? casual_observer
  • Score: 21

1:59pm Tue 28 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
John T wrote:
What about pete woodley?
Not forgetting Lord Spring
Grassey ****
Let's try. Mule nearly the same.
Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: What about pete woodley?[/p][/quote]Not forgetting Lord Spring[/p][/quote]Grassey ****[/p][/quote]Let's try. Mule nearly the same.[/p][/quote]Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh retry69
  • Score: 0

2:00pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

stevobath wrote:
Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?
Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?[/p][/quote]Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author Lord Spring
  • Score: 4

2:04pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
John T wrote:
What about pete woodley?
Not forgetting Lord Spring
Grassey ****
Let's try. Mule nearly the same.
Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh
I tried to learn Spanish not any good at it.
No mail delivery on Sunday hard luck my Acker
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: What about pete woodley?[/p][/quote]Not forgetting Lord Spring[/p][/quote]Grassey ****[/p][/quote]Let's try. Mule nearly the same.[/p][/quote]Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh[/p][/quote]I tried to learn Spanish not any good at it. No mail delivery on Sunday hard luck my Acker Lord Spring
  • Score: -1

2:08pm Tue 28 Jan 14

BoscVegas says...

casual_observer wrote:
BoscVegas wrote:
This a blatant copy the 'Buzzfeed rehashing Wikipedia model' in an attempt to go viral. I will not be retweeting this to my many followers (3).
Even better, this is a complete rip from the Facebook group Old Memories of Poole and Bournemouth, from which someone last week asked the question 'Who can list all the famous people that have lived in Bournemouth and Poole in the past?' !!!
Seriously Echo, now joining FB groups to find ideas to write news articles about??
to be fair it is a very good group. I have spent too much company time browsing their photos. I guess a reference / credit would have been nice.
[quote][p][bold]casual_observer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: This a blatant copy the 'Buzzfeed rehashing Wikipedia model' in an attempt to go viral. I will not be retweeting this to my many followers (3).[/p][/quote]Even better, this is a complete rip from the Facebook group Old Memories of Poole and Bournemouth, from which someone last week asked the question 'Who can list all the famous people that have lived in Bournemouth and Poole in the past?' !!! Seriously Echo, now joining FB groups to find ideas to write news articles about??[/p][/quote]to be fair it is a very good group. I have spent too much company time browsing their photos. I guess a reference / credit would have been nice. BoscVegas
  • Score: 3

2:13pm Tue 28 Jan 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
John T wrote:
What about pete woodley?
Not forgetting Lord Spring
Grassey ****
Let's try. Mule nearly the same.
Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh
I tried to learn Spanish not any good at it.
No mail delivery on Sunday hard luck my Acker
Acker Bilk was he from Bournemouth ?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: What about pete woodley?[/p][/quote]Not forgetting Lord Spring[/p][/quote]Grassey ****[/p][/quote]Let's try. Mule nearly the same.[/p][/quote]Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh[/p][/quote]I tried to learn Spanish not any good at it. No mail delivery on Sunday hard luck my Acker[/p][/quote]Acker Bilk was he from Bournemouth ? retry69
  • Score: 3

2:15pm Tue 28 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Lord Spring wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?
Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author
You saying rednapp invented the locomotive steam train
I don't think so George
he invented the hot bread poultice for housemaids knee
you know
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?[/p][/quote]Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author[/p][/quote]You saying rednapp invented the locomotive steam train I don't think so George he invented the hot bread poultice for housemaids knee you know nickynoodah
  • Score: -5

2:23pm Tue 28 Jan 14

dean3020 says...

BoscVegas wrote:
This a blatant copy the 'Buzzfeed rehashing Wikipedia model' in an attempt to go viral. I will not be retweeting this to my many followers (3).
yeah I mean it's almost like they're a business trying to market their service
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: This a blatant copy the 'Buzzfeed rehashing Wikipedia model' in an attempt to go viral. I will not be retweeting this to my many followers (3).[/p][/quote]yeah I mean it's almost like they're a business trying to market their service dean3020
  • Score: 0

2:35pm Tue 28 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Richard Carr inventor of the dodgy venue and police over time
Richard Carr inventor of the dodgy venue and police over time kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 16

2:36pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Evielyn says...

smhinto wrote:
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
The chap who used to present Out of town was Jack Hargreaves I thought he lived some where in the Forest but of course I might be wrong
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.[/p][/quote]The chap who used to present Out of town was Jack Hargreaves I thought he lived some where in the Forest but of course I might be wrong Evielyn
  • Score: 4

3:12pm Tue 28 Jan 14

TheDistrict says...

Jack Hawkins had a property along Talbot Avenue/Road, and Gerald Durrell and his family resided in Bournemouth, and his sister Margo ran the house later as a boarding house.
Jack Hawkins had a property along Talbot Avenue/Road, and Gerald Durrell and his family resided in Bournemouth, and his sister Margo ran the house later as a boarding house. TheDistrict
  • Score: 7

3:20pm Tue 28 Jan 14

spooki says...

Redgolfer wrote:
What about Andy Summers
I went to school with someone who's mum went out with Andy Summers. Allegedly.
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: What about Andy Summers[/p][/quote]I went to school with someone who's mum went out with Andy Summers. Allegedly. spooki
  • Score: 1

3:27pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Richard 1976 says...

smhinto wrote:
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
What about Buster Merryfield? Used to see him driving down near Pokesdown. Jack Hargreaves off Out of Town fame never lived in Bournemouth.. He had a place in MInstead in the new forest in the early days of southern television and then moved to Belchalwell in Dorset.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.[/p][/quote]What about Buster Merryfield? Used to see him driving down near Pokesdown. Jack Hargreaves off Out of Town fame never lived in Bournemouth.. He had a place in MInstead in the new forest in the early days of southern television and then moved to Belchalwell in Dorset. Richard 1976
  • Score: 8

3:49pm Tue 28 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Roger Cordrey one of the Great Train Robbers.
Living in Moordown when he was the first of the gang to be nicked.
Roger Cordrey one of the Great Train Robbers. Living in Moordown when he was the first of the gang to be nicked. BIGTONE
  • Score: 7

3:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Arjay says...

Redgolfer wrote:
What about Andy Summers
A few other musicians from around these parts, at that time - John Wetton - and if you include 'nearby' as well - Greg Lake - Robert Fripp - Zoot Money ..
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: What about Andy Summers[/p][/quote]A few other musicians from around these parts, at that time - John Wetton - and if you include 'nearby' as well - Greg Lake - Robert Fripp - Zoot Money .. Arjay
  • Score: 3

4:04pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Blackandred says...

Charles Grey went to Bournemouth school.
Charles Grey went to Bournemouth school. Blackandred
  • Score: 2

4:06pm Tue 28 Jan 14

jonesyd says...

Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness jonesyd
  • Score: 3

4:11pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Not a Friend of the Hospice says...

Can' think why you left out JIMMY SAVILE....he touched so many in the area....
Can' think why you left out JIMMY SAVILE....he touched so many in the area.... Not a Friend of the Hospice
  • Score: 21

4:33pm Tue 28 Jan 14

burgerboy says...

No mention of Ken Bailey then.
No mention of Ken Bailey then. burgerboy
  • Score: 15

4:49pm Tue 28 Jan 14

John T says...

retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
John T wrote:
What about pete woodley?
Not forgetting Lord Spring
Grassey ****
Let's try. Mule nearly the same.
Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh
I tried to learn Spanish not any good at it.
No mail delivery on Sunday hard luck my Acker
Acker Bilk was he from Bournemouth ?
Acker Bilk was even more famous than Ken Bailey for his 'Stranger on the Shore' number!
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: What about pete woodley?[/p][/quote]Not forgetting Lord Spring[/p][/quote]Grassey ****[/p][/quote]Let's try. Mule nearly the same.[/p][/quote]Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh[/p][/quote]I tried to learn Spanish not any good at it. No mail delivery on Sunday hard luck my Acker[/p][/quote]Acker Bilk was he from Bournemouth ?[/p][/quote]Acker Bilk was even more famous than Ken Bailey for his 'Stranger on the Shore' number! John T
  • Score: 7

4:58pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Benagain says...

It's quite amazing, Alex James has a farm at Kingham near Chipping Norton and Amanda Holden now lives at Sarsden. I lived in Sarsden and worked At Kingham.
It's quite amazing, Alex James has a farm at Kingham near Chipping Norton and Amanda Holden now lives at Sarsden. I lived in Sarsden and worked At Kingham. Benagain
  • Score: -3

5:08pm Tue 28 Jan 14

BoscVegas says...

dean3020 wrote:
BoscVegas wrote:
This a blatant copy the 'Buzzfeed rehashing Wikipedia model' in an attempt to go viral. I will not be retweeting this to my many followers (3).
yeah I mean it's almost like they're a business trying to market their service
its not very good marketing is it. surly they would want to promote themselves through journalistic integrity rather than copy pasting someone else's work on to their website.

On second thoughts, cheap and dirty stories with little content is the echos service, so maybe you've got me there.
[quote][p][bold]dean3020[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: This a blatant copy the 'Buzzfeed rehashing Wikipedia model' in an attempt to go viral. I will not be retweeting this to my many followers (3).[/p][/quote]yeah I mean it's almost like they're a business trying to market their service[/p][/quote]its not very good marketing is it. surly they would want to promote themselves through journalistic integrity rather than copy pasting someone else's work on to their website. On second thoughts, cheap and dirty stories with little content is the echos service, so maybe you've got me there. BoscVegas
  • Score: -1

5:38pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Redgolfer says...

retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
John T wrote:
What about pete woodley?
Not forgetting Lord Spring
Grassey ****
Let's try. Mule nearly the same.
Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh
I tried to learn Spanish not any good at it.
No mail delivery on Sunday hard luck my Acker
Acker Bilk was he from Bournemouth ?
NO SOMERSET
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: What about pete woodley?[/p][/quote]Not forgetting Lord Spring[/p][/quote]Grassey ****[/p][/quote]Let's try. Mule nearly the same.[/p][/quote]Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh[/p][/quote]I tried to learn Spanish not any good at it. No mail delivery on Sunday hard luck my Acker[/p][/quote]Acker Bilk was he from Bournemouth ?[/p][/quote]NO SOMERSET Redgolfer
  • Score: 2

5:39pm Tue 28 Jan 14

retry69 says...

John T wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
retry69 wrote:
John T wrote:
What about pete woodley?
Not forgetting Lord Spring
Grassey ****
Let's try. Mule nearly the same.
Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh
I tried to learn Spanish not any good at it.
No mail delivery on Sunday hard luck my Acker
Acker Bilk was he from Bournemouth ?
Acker Bilk was even more famous than Ken Bailey for his 'Stranger on the Shore' number!
He sure was and when i was at senior school a guy named Steve Hill (who went into hairdressing) had a few of us spellbound with his rendition of that tune.Memories may be beautiful etc etc happy days :)
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: What about pete woodley?[/p][/quote]Not forgetting Lord Spring[/p][/quote]Grassey ****[/p][/quote]Let's try. Mule nearly the same.[/p][/quote]Grassey Mule? Grassey Donkey? Nope ,makes no sense.Dont forget my card Sunday Mooooosh[/p][/quote]I tried to learn Spanish not any good at it. No mail delivery on Sunday hard luck my Acker[/p][/quote]Acker Bilk was he from Bournemouth ?[/p][/quote]Acker Bilk was even more famous than Ken Bailey for his 'Stranger on the Shore' number![/p][/quote]He sure was and when i was at senior school a guy named Steve Hill (who went into hairdressing) had a few of us spellbound with his rendition of that tune.Memories may be beautiful etc etc happy days :) retry69
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Phixer says...

boyerboy wrote:
Some of your famous Bournemouth residents were actually in Poole, sorry but as far as I am aware Bournemouth and Poole are currently seperate towns.
and at the time were in different counties.
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Some of your famous Bournemouth residents were actually in Poole, sorry but as far as I am aware Bournemouth and Poole are currently seperate towns.[/p][/quote]and at the time were in different counties. Phixer
  • Score: 1

6:10pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Richard 1976 says...

Not a Friend of the Hospice wrote:
Can' think why you left out JIMMY SAVILE....he touched so many in the area....
I think that's someone that scarborough would rather airbrush out of their history more than us!
[quote][p][bold]Not a Friend of the Hospice[/bold] wrote: Can' think why you left out JIMMY SAVILE....he touched so many in the area....[/p][/quote]I think that's someone that scarborough would rather airbrush out of their history more than us! Richard 1976
  • Score: 1

6:10pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Phixer says...

Holdenhurst wrote:
webgremlin wrote:
Mary Shelley, Darren Anderton, Jeremy Beadle, the drummer in Bloc Party, Gordon the Tramp and Benny Hill (evacuated here during WWII)
Matt Tong is/was the drummer in Bloc Party.

There's also Jamie Reynolds of Klaxons and Eddie Argos of Art Brut.
Who??
[quote][p][bold]Holdenhurst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]webgremlin[/bold] wrote: Mary Shelley, Darren Anderton, Jeremy Beadle, the drummer in Bloc Party, Gordon the Tramp and Benny Hill (evacuated here during WWII)[/p][/quote]Matt Tong is/was the drummer in Bloc Party. There's also Jamie Reynolds of Klaxons and Eddie Argos of Art Brut.[/p][/quote]Who?? Phixer
  • Score: -3

6:17pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Phixer says...

Rustynails wrote:
Michael Kitchen, Foyles War amongst others, can often be found on his Yacht which is moored in a Poole Marina
Which isn't, wasn't and probably never will be in Bournemouth
[quote][p][bold]Rustynails[/bold] wrote: Michael Kitchen, Foyles War amongst others, can often be found on his Yacht which is moored in a Poole Marina[/p][/quote]Which isn't, wasn't and probably never will be in Bournemouth Phixer
  • Score: 4

6:34pm Tue 28 Jan 14

MJD says...

Billy Cotton Anita Harris,
Billy Cotton Anita Harris, MJD
  • Score: 4

6:59pm Tue 28 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Sir Dave Wells inventor of the cosy bed sit ,Lord Eddie Mitchell creatore of the bankrupt builder's are they Poole or Bournemouth just know they live next door to each other
Sir Dave Wells inventor of the cosy bed sit ,Lord Eddie Mitchell creatore of the bankrupt builder's are they Poole or Bournemouth just know they live next door to each other kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

7:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

burgerboy wrote:
No mention of Ken Bailey then.
He touched a few as well
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: No mention of Ken Bailey then.[/p][/quote]He touched a few as well kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 8

7:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

middle aged woman says...

Lionel Jeffries

Ray Dorset (can't remember his stage name)

The Durrell Family

to name but a few
Lionel Jeffries Ray Dorset (can't remember his stage name) The Durrell Family to name but a few middle aged woman
  • Score: 5

7:04pm Tue 28 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Anyone remember Dirty Duncan lived in Bearwood.sued shoes
Anyone remember Dirty Duncan lived in Bearwood.sued shoes kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

7:11pm Tue 28 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

Redgolfer wrote:
What about Andy Summers
Yep ex Summerbee boy ....and Al Stewart. And... Nick Griffin went to the Boys School.
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: What about Andy Summers[/p][/quote]Yep ex Summerbee boy ....and Al Stewart. And... Nick Griffin went to the Boys School. O'Reilly
  • Score: 5

7:23pm Tue 28 Jan 14

retry69 says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Anyone remember Dirty Duncan lived in Bearwood.sued shoes
Woah there! blue morris minor?
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Anyone remember Dirty Duncan lived in Bearwood.sued shoes[/p][/quote]Woah there! blue morris minor? retry69
  • Score: -1

7:27pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Arjay says...

Sir Percy James Grigg, Secretary of State for War, 1942.....
Sir Percy James Grigg, Secretary of State for War, 1942..... Arjay
  • Score: 0

7:34pm Tue 28 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

retry69 wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
Anyone remember Dirty Duncan lived in Bearwood.sued shoes
Woah there! blue morris minor?
Sheepskin coat gloves to match.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Anyone remember Dirty Duncan lived in Bearwood.sued shoes[/p][/quote]Woah there! blue morris minor?[/p][/quote]Sheepskin coat gloves to match. kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

7:37pm Tue 28 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

middle aged woman wrote:
Lionel Jeffries

Ray Dorset (can't remember his stage name)

The Durrell Family

to name but a few
Was it dirty Duncan
[quote][p][bold]middle aged woman[/bold] wrote: Lionel Jeffries Ray Dorset (can't remember his stage name) The Durrell Family to name but a few[/p][/quote]Was it dirty Duncan kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

7:40pm Tue 28 Jan 14

oversixty says...

smhinto wrote:
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
Sandbanks is in Poole and Harry lived in Christchurch and Ringwood before!

As for Poole- Roy Castle -Mantovani-Geoff Boycott-
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.[/p][/quote]Sandbanks is in Poole and Harry lived in Christchurch and Ringwood before! As for Poole- Roy Castle -Mantovani-Geoff Boycott- oversixty
  • Score: 4

7:41pm Tue 28 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Allen Bennett play write still lives just outside Bournemouth.Camden I think
Allen Bennett play write still lives just outside Bournemouth.Camden I think kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

7:46pm Tue 28 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

oversixty wrote:
smhinto wrote:
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
Sandbanks is in Poole and Harry lived in Christchurch and Ringwood before!

As for Poole- Roy Castle -Mantovani-Geoff Boycott-
Mantovani and Harry Poole.Jimmy the fish is Bournemouth
[quote][p][bold]oversixty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.[/p][/quote]Sandbanks is in Poole and Harry lived in Christchurch and Ringwood before! As for Poole- Roy Castle -Mantovani-Geoff Boycott-[/p][/quote]Mantovani and Harry Poole.Jimmy the fish is Bournemouth kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

7:47pm Tue 28 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
burgerboy wrote:
No mention of Ken Bailey then.
He touched a few as well
;-)
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: No mention of Ken Bailey then.[/p][/quote]He touched a few as well[/p][/quote];-) O'Reilly
  • Score: 2

7:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

retry69 says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
retry69 wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
Anyone remember Dirty Duncan lived in Bearwood.sued shoes
Woah there! blue morris minor?
Sheepskin coat gloves to match.
That's the boy LOL
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Anyone remember Dirty Duncan lived in Bearwood.sued shoes[/p][/quote]Woah there! blue morris minor?[/p][/quote]Sheepskin coat gloves to match.[/p][/quote]That's the boy LOL retry69
  • Score: 0

7:59pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Anon Ymous says...

Richard 1976 wrote:
smhinto wrote:
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
What about Buster Merryfield? Used to see him driving down near Pokesdown. Jack Hargreaves off Out of Town fame never lived in Bournemouth.. He had a place in MInstead in the new forest in the early days of southern television and then moved to Belchalwell in Dorset.
I think Buster Merryfield lived in Verwood.
[quote][p][bold]Richard 1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.[/p][/quote]What about Buster Merryfield? Used to see him driving down near Pokesdown. Jack Hargreaves off Out of Town fame never lived in Bournemouth.. He had a place in MInstead in the new forest in the early days of southern television and then moved to Belchalwell in Dorset.[/p][/quote]I think Buster Merryfield lived in Verwood. Anon Ymous
  • Score: 4

8:23pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Richard 1976 says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Allen Bennett play write still lives just outside Bournemouth.Camden I think
..With a rug, in the front room.. The rest of the house had Lino. Mother only had a ewbank and we couldn't afford carpet..The front rooms only used on a Sunday, and funerals of course.. It was then I found a cream cracker under the settee.. Always thought Alan Bennett would live somewhere gritty and northern !
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Allen Bennett play write still lives just outside Bournemouth.Camden I think[/p][/quote]..With a rug, in the front room.. The rest of the house had Lino. Mother only had a ewbank and we couldn't afford carpet..The front rooms only used on a Sunday, and funerals of course.. It was then I found a cream cracker under the settee.. Always thought Alan Bennett would live somewhere gritty and northern ! Richard 1976
  • Score: 5

8:29pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Ralph Horris says...

David Bowie was raised in Springbourne.
David Bowie was raised in Springbourne. Ralph Horris
  • Score: 3

9:00pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Fred the gnome says...

Lillie Langtree? Or at any rate she resided in Bournemouth for some of her liaisons with "Bertie" Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, at the house that's now the hotel named after her.
Lillie Langtree? Or at any rate she resided in Bournemouth for some of her liaisons with "Bertie" Prince of Wales, the future King Edward VII, at the house that's now the hotel named after her. Fred the gnome
  • Score: 3

9:12pm Tue 28 Jan 14

nothingtofear says...

Evielyn wrote:
smhinto wrote:
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
The chap who used to present Out of town was Jack Hargreaves I thought he lived some where in the Forest but of course I might be wrong
I agree Evielyn. Didn't he live somewhere near Bucklers Hard?
[quote][p][bold]Evielyn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.[/p][/quote]The chap who used to present Out of town was Jack Hargreaves I thought he lived some where in the Forest but of course I might be wrong[/p][/quote]I agree Evielyn. Didn't he live somewhere near Bucklers Hard? nothingtofear
  • Score: 0

9:30pm Tue 28 Jan 14

silkcut says...

Ralph Horris wrote:
David Bowie was raised in Springbourne.
Who told you that?...
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Horris[/bold] wrote: David Bowie was raised in Springbourne.[/p][/quote]Who told you that?... silkcut
  • Score: 3

10:25pm Tue 28 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

me
me golfer33
  • Score: 0

10:26pm Tue 28 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

jet harris shadows fame
lived in west howe
jet harris shadows fame lived in west howe golfer33
  • Score: 0

10:47pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Yankee1 says...

boyerboy wrote:
Some of your famous Bournemouth residents were actually in Poole, sorry but as far as I am aware Bournemouth and Poole are currently seperate towns.
They were once separate counties.
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Some of your famous Bournemouth residents were actually in Poole, sorry but as far as I am aware Bournemouth and Poole are currently seperate towns.[/p][/quote]They were once separate counties. Yankee1
  • Score: 0

11:41pm Tue 28 Jan 14

keith milton says...

i'm probably the most famous aswell as handsome bloke that ever lived in bournemouth,but thats irrelevant.

what a pathetic and sad lot you are.

boxing champ dai dower still lives in bournemouth.
i'm probably the most famous aswell as handsome bloke that ever lived in bournemouth,but thats irrelevant. what a pathetic and sad lot you are. boxing champ dai dower still lives in bournemouth. keith milton
  • Score: -2

5:20am Wed 29 Jan 14

Ralph Horris says...

silkcut wrote:
Ralph Horris wrote: David Bowie was raised in Springbourne.
Who told you that?...
When I grew up on Castle Lane Mick Jagger lived next door and he knew Bowie from going to scouts in the old drill hall on Hodenhurst Rd.
[quote][p][bold]silkcut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Horris[/bold] wrote: David Bowie was raised in Springbourne.[/p][/quote]Who told you that?...[/p][/quote]When I grew up on Castle Lane Mick Jagger lived next door and he knew Bowie from going to scouts in the old drill hall on Hodenhurst Rd. Ralph Horris
  • Score: 0

6:32am Wed 29 Jan 14

Ginny nz says...

Not sure that many of these fall into the " famous " catagory !!
Not sure that many of these fall into the " famous " catagory !! Ginny nz
  • Score: -1

7:14am Wed 29 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Richard 1976 wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
Allen Bennett play write still lives just outside Bournemouth.Camden I think
..With a rug, in the front room.. The rest of the house had Lino. Mother only had a ewbank and we couldn't afford carpet..The front rooms only used on a Sunday, and funerals of course.. It was then I found a cream cracker under the settee.. Always thought Alan Bennett would live somewhere gritty and northern !
It maybe Northbourne
[quote][p][bold]Richard 1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Allen Bennett play write still lives just outside Bournemouth.Camden I think[/p][/quote]..With a rug, in the front room.. The rest of the house had Lino. Mother only had a ewbank and we couldn't afford carpet..The front rooms only used on a Sunday, and funerals of course.. It was then I found a cream cracker under the settee.. Always thought Alan Bennett would live somewhere gritty and northern ![/p][/quote]It maybe Northbourne kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

7:21am Wed 29 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

burgerboy wrote:
No mention of Ken Bailey then.
Who did he play for?
[quote][p][bold]burgerboy[/bold] wrote: No mention of Ken Bailey then.[/p][/quote]Who did he play for? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

7:39am Wed 29 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

Ralph Horris wrote:
silkcut wrote:
Ralph Horris wrote: David Bowie was raised in Springbourne.
Who told you that?...
When I grew up on Castle Lane Mick Jagger lived next door and he knew Bowie from going to scouts in the old drill hall on Hodenhurst Rd.
And you never meet Elvis who was serving in the chip shop.
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Horris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silkcut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Horris[/bold] wrote: David Bowie was raised in Springbourne.[/p][/quote]Who told you that?...[/p][/quote]When I grew up on Castle Lane Mick Jagger lived next door and he knew Bowie from going to scouts in the old drill hall on Hodenhurst Rd.[/p][/quote]And you never meet Elvis who was serving in the chip shop. Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

7:44am Wed 29 Jan 14

davecook says...

smhinto wrote:
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
Sandbanks is in Poole, not Bournemouth!
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.[/p][/quote]Sandbanks is in Poole, not Bournemouth! davecook
  • Score: 1

9:13am Wed 29 Jan 14

stevobath says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?
Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author
You saying rednapp invented the locomotive steam train
I don't think so George
he invented the hot bread poultice for housemaids knee
you know
You're a F&&&&NG MORON. who should be banned from the Echo comments.
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?[/p][/quote]Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author[/p][/quote]You saying rednapp invented the locomotive steam train I don't think so George he invented the hot bread poultice for housemaids knee you know[/p][/quote]You're a F&&&&NG MORON. who should be banned from the Echo comments. stevobath
  • Score: -7

9:56am Wed 29 Jan 14

Ebb Tide says...

davecook wrote:
smhinto wrote:
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
Sandbanks is in Poole, not Bournemouth!
In the Dorset tradition of naming places Bourne Mouth should be Bourne Bottom. Is it only the residual Hampshire influence that prevents the change, do you think ?
[quote][p][bold]davecook[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.[/p][/quote]Sandbanks is in Poole, not Bournemouth![/p][/quote]In the Dorset tradition of naming places Bourne Mouth should be Bourne Bottom. Is it only the residual Hampshire influence that prevents the change, do you think ? Ebb Tide
  • Score: 0

10:14am Wed 29 Jan 14

Richard 1976 says...

nothingtofear wrote:
Evielyn wrote:
smhinto wrote:
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
The chap who used to present Out of town was Jack Hargreaves I thought he lived some where in the Forest but of course I might be wrong
I agree Evielyn. Didn't he live somewhere near Bucklers Hard?
He lived in MInstead. His old cottage is now a b and b
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Evielyn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.[/p][/quote]The chap who used to present Out of town was Jack Hargreaves I thought he lived some where in the Forest but of course I might be wrong[/p][/quote]I agree Evielyn. Didn't he live somewhere near Bucklers Hard?[/p][/quote]He lived in MInstead. His old cottage is now a b and b Richard 1976
  • Score: 0

1:15pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Holdenhurst says...

middle aged woman wrote:
Lionel Jeffries

Ray Dorset (can't remember his stage name)

The Durrell Family

to name but a few
Ray Dorset is the lead singer of Mungo Jerry. I believe he lives in Westbourne.
[quote][p][bold]middle aged woman[/bold] wrote: Lionel Jeffries Ray Dorset (can't remember his stage name) The Durrell Family to name but a few[/p][/quote]Ray Dorset is the lead singer of Mungo Jerry. I believe he lives in Westbourne. Holdenhurst
  • Score: 1

4:10pm Wed 29 Jan 14

bowman says...

The statue outside the BIC. names three recipients of the Victoria Cross. Why does the Echo ignore them. Real life heroes.
The statue outside the BIC. names three recipients of the Victoria Cross. Why does the Echo ignore them. Real life heroes. bowman
  • Score: 6

6:33pm Wed 29 Jan 14

elfinia says...

Penny Mallet ( model) , later known as Nina Carter

Kim Moon ( model) and wife of Keith Moon ( drummer)

Ann Sydney ( model) and Miss World 1964

Hubert Parry ( Composer of "Jerusalem" music )

Zoot Money ( musician)

The comedians , actors and singers who did the Bournemouth Summer Shows at the various venues, year after year.
Penny Mallet ( model) , later known as Nina Carter Kim Moon ( model) and wife of Keith Moon ( drummer) Ann Sydney ( model) and Miss World 1964 Hubert Parry ( Composer of "Jerusalem" music ) Zoot Money ( musician) The comedians , actors and singers who did the Bournemouth Summer Shows at the various venues, year after year. elfinia
  • Score: 0

7:15pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Lord Spring says...

bowman wrote:
The statue outside the BIC. names three recipients of the Victoria Cross. Why does the Echo ignore them. Real life heroes.
Seven VC winners died in Bournemouth in addition to three local men who died in foreign lands.
[quote][p][bold]bowman[/bold] wrote: The statue outside the BIC. names three recipients of the Victoria Cross. Why does the Echo ignore them. Real life heroes.[/p][/quote]Seven VC winners died in Bournemouth in addition to three local men who died in foreign lands. Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Wed 29 Jan 14

smhinto says...

Not a Friend of the Hospice wrote:
Can' think why you left out JIMMY SAVILE....he touched so many in the area....
Rolph Harris came to a certain RAF base last year. I said to him - "Arn't you the guy who did - Two little boys - back in the early 1970's"?.
.
He replied " No that was Jimmy Saville.
[quote][p][bold]Not a Friend of the Hospice[/bold] wrote: Can' think why you left out JIMMY SAVILE....he touched so many in the area....[/p][/quote]Rolph Harris came to a certain RAF base last year. I said to him - "Arn't you the guy who did - Two little boys - back in the early 1970's"?. . He replied " No that was Jimmy Saville. smhinto
  • Score: 6

9:10pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Ralph Horris says...

The Hollywood actor Stewart Granger came from Bournemouth.
The Hollywood actor Stewart Granger came from Bournemouth. Ralph Horris
  • Score: 0

10:32pm Wed 29 Jan 14

lionheart says...

Ralph Horris wrote:
The Hollywood actor Stewart Granger came from Bournemouth.
Stewart Granger was born in London but his mother owned a hotel in Bournemouth so he must have lived here.

Virginia Wade and Anthony Blunt, the spy were born in Bournemouth.

Leo Tolstoy lived in Tuckton, Rupert Brooke, the poet, lived in Lansdowne Road for a time.

Hubert Parry, composer of Jerusalem lived here.
[quote][p][bold]Ralph Horris[/bold] wrote: The Hollywood actor Stewart Granger came from Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Stewart Granger was born in London but his mother owned a hotel in Bournemouth so he must have lived here. Virginia Wade and Anthony Blunt, the spy were born in Bournemouth. Leo Tolstoy lived in Tuckton, Rupert Brooke, the poet, lived in Lansdowne Road for a time. Hubert Parry, composer of Jerusalem lived here. lionheart
  • Score: 2

7:38am Thu 30 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Mungo Jerry ,Freddie Garity ,(Freddy and the dreams)and not let,s forget one string the busker ,that was proper entertainment
Mungo Jerry ,Freddie Garity ,(Freddy and the dreams)and not let,s forget one string the busker ,that was proper entertainment kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 0

8:27am Thu 30 Jan 14

Ralph Horris says...

lionheart wrote:
Ralph Horris wrote: The Hollywood actor Stewart Granger came from Bournemouth.
Stewart Granger was born in London but his mother owned a hotel in Bournemouth so he must have lived here. Virginia Wade and Anthony Blunt, the spy were born in Bournemouth. Leo Tolstoy lived in Tuckton, Rupert Brooke, the poet, lived in Lansdowne Road for a time. Hubert Parry, composer of Jerusalem lived here.
Leo Tolstoy didnt live at Tuckton. Some Russian exiles printed his works at the old waterworks in Iford Lane though.
[quote][p][bold]lionheart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ralph Horris[/bold] wrote: The Hollywood actor Stewart Granger came from Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Stewart Granger was born in London but his mother owned a hotel in Bournemouth so he must have lived here. Virginia Wade and Anthony Blunt, the spy were born in Bournemouth. Leo Tolstoy lived in Tuckton, Rupert Brooke, the poet, lived in Lansdowne Road for a time. Hubert Parry, composer of Jerusalem lived here.[/p][/quote]Leo Tolstoy didnt live at Tuckton. Some Russian exiles printed his works at the old waterworks in Iford Lane though. Ralph Horris
  • Score: 0

11:17am Thu 30 Jan 14

stevobath says...

Lord Spring wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?
Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author
We are a pedant aren't we?

Of course I mean the author.

He lived at 'Skerryvore' in Westbourne. Unfortunately it was bombed in WW2 & now all that remains is a few courses of bricks. I believe he started writing 'The Strange Case Of Dr Jeckll & Mr Hyde' while recovering from his lung problems.
I seem to recall he hated living there?

Personally, along with Tolkien & Marconi, who also lived in Westbourne I believe, to be our most illustrious & most famous residents of the town.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?[/p][/quote]Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author[/p][/quote]We are a pedant aren't we? Of course I mean the author. He lived at 'Skerryvore' in Westbourne. Unfortunately it was bombed in WW2 & now all that remains is a few courses of bricks. I believe he started writing 'The Strange Case Of Dr Jeckll & Mr Hyde' while recovering from his lung problems. I seem to recall he hated living there? Personally, along with Tolkien & Marconi, who also lived in Westbourne I believe, to be our most illustrious & most famous residents of the town. stevobath
  • Score: 0

11:20am Thu 30 Jan 14

stevobath says...

Lord Spring wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?
Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author
If we're being pedantic, It's actually Robert LEWIS Stephenson of steam train fame...... I'm sure most people understood exactly whom I meant?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?[/p][/quote]Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author[/p][/quote]If we're being pedantic, It's actually Robert LEWIS Stephenson of steam train fame...... I'm sure most people understood exactly whom I meant? stevobath
  • Score: -3

11:23am Thu 30 Jan 14

stevobath says...

stevobath wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?
Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author
If we're being pedantic, It's actually Robert LEWIS Stephenson of steam train fame...... I'm sure most people understood exactly whom I meant?
Actually, thinking about it ,it was Robert Stephenson. No Lewis in the middle!
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?[/p][/quote]Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author[/p][/quote]If we're being pedantic, It's actually Robert LEWIS Stephenson of steam train fame...... I'm sure most people understood exactly whom I meant?[/p][/quote]Actually, thinking about it ,it was Robert Stephenson. No Lewis in the middle! stevobath
  • Score: -3

11:43am Thu 30 Jan 14

kym1705 says...

nothingtofear wrote:
Evielyn wrote:
smhinto wrote:
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
The chap who used to present Out of town was Jack Hargreaves I thought he lived some where in the Forest but of course I might be wrong
I agree Evielyn. Didn't he live somewhere near Bucklers Hard?
Bob Monkhouse bought our house in Friars Cliff in the mid 50`s -we moved to Surrey and I came back here in the late 60`s!
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Evielyn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.[/p][/quote]The chap who used to present Out of town was Jack Hargreaves I thought he lived some where in the Forest but of course I might be wrong[/p][/quote]I agree Evielyn. Didn't he live somewhere near Bucklers Hard?[/p][/quote]Bob Monkhouse bought our house in Friars Cliff in the mid 50`s -we moved to Surrey and I came back here in the late 60`s! kym1705
  • Score: 0

11:47am Thu 30 Jan 14

retry69 says...

stevobath wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
stevobath wrote:
Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?
Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author
If we're being pedantic, It's actually Robert LEWIS Stephenson of steam train fame...... I'm sure most people understood exactly whom I meant?
Actually, thinking about it ,it was Robert Stephenson. No Lewis in the middle!
How pedanthetic you pair are :)
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?[/p][/quote]Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author[/p][/quote]If we're being pedantic, It's actually Robert LEWIS Stephenson of steam train fame...... I'm sure most people understood exactly whom I meant?[/p][/quote]Actually, thinking about it ,it was Robert Stephenson. No Lewis in the middle![/p][/quote]How pedanthetic you pair are :) retry69
  • Score: 2

1:19pm Thu 30 Jan 14

the_voice_of_reason says...

Here's some more...

Juliette Kaplan (real name Marlene Hoser) who played Pearl in Last of the Summer Wine

Peter Sellers owned a house in Southbourne

Ray Dorsett of Mungo Jerry Fame

Don Partridge

Leilani Dowding (model)

Ann Sydney (Miss World)

Mary Shelley

Guglielmo Marconi

Mantovani (Branksome Park in Poole)

Wendy Richard lived here as a girl

Jonny Fuller (Bodybuilder)

John H Stracey (boxer) owned a hotel in Manor Road (Now flats)
Here's some more... Juliette Kaplan (real name Marlene Hoser) who played Pearl in Last of the Summer Wine Peter Sellers owned a house in Southbourne Ray Dorsett of Mungo Jerry Fame Don Partridge Leilani Dowding (model) Ann Sydney (Miss World) Mary Shelley Guglielmo Marconi Mantovani (Branksome Park in Poole) Wendy Richard lived here as a girl Jonny Fuller (Bodybuilder) John H Stracey (boxer) owned a hotel in Manor Road (Now flats) the_voice_of_reason
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Ralph Horris says...

Lord Lucan still lives in Winton but it's all a bit hush hush.
Lord Lucan still lives in Winton but it's all a bit hush hush. Ralph Horris
  • Score: 2

5:59pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Ralph Horris says...

stevobath wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
stevobath wrote: Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?
Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author
We are a pedant aren't we? Of course I mean the author. He lived at 'Skerryvore' in Westbourne. Unfortunately it was bombed in WW2 & now all that remains is a few courses of bricks. I believe he started writing 'The Strange Case Of Dr Jeckll & Mr Hyde' while recovering from his lung problems. I seem to recall he hated living there? Personally, along with Tolkien & Marconi, who also lived in Westbourne I believe, to be our most illustrious & most famous residents of the town.
Stevenson didn't hate living there. He lived in Bournemouth, and I quote, like a weevil in a biscuit.
Surely a weevil in a biscuit would be a happy bunny ?
[quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevobath[/bold] wrote: Surely Robert Lois Stephenson should be on this list rather than Jamie Redknapp?[/p][/quote]Do you mean the son of man who invented the locomotive steam train or more likely Robert Louis Stevenson the author[/p][/quote]We are a pedant aren't we? Of course I mean the author. He lived at 'Skerryvore' in Westbourne. Unfortunately it was bombed in WW2 & now all that remains is a few courses of bricks. I believe he started writing 'The Strange Case Of Dr Jeckll & Mr Hyde' while recovering from his lung problems. I seem to recall he hated living there? Personally, along with Tolkien & Marconi, who also lived in Westbourne I believe, to be our most illustrious & most famous residents of the town.[/p][/quote]Stevenson didn't hate living there. He lived in Bournemouth, and I quote, like a weevil in a biscuit. Surely a weevil in a biscuit would be a happy bunny ? Ralph Horris
  • Score: -1

6:10pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Ralph Horris says...

Mary Shelley never lived in Bournemouth although her heart is buried in St Peters Churchyard in the town centre
Marconi stayed in Bournemouth for a while rather than actually living here.
Charles Darwin stayed for a few months.
JR Tolkein lived at the Miramar Hotel on the East Cliff for some time and also lived in a bungalow in Poole.
Benjamin Disraeli stayed for around 3 months at what is now the Royal Bath Hotel.
Mary Shelley never lived in Bournemouth although her heart is buried in St Peters Churchyard in the town centre Marconi stayed in Bournemouth for a while rather than actually living here. Charles Darwin stayed for a few months. JR Tolkein lived at the Miramar Hotel on the East Cliff for some time and also lived in a bungalow in Poole. Benjamin Disraeli stayed for around 3 months at what is now the Royal Bath Hotel. Ralph Horris
  • Score: 0

7:05pm Thu 30 Jan 14

High Treason says...

o0oops...no Dave Wells....tut tut......and not a mention of his P.I.C Eddie Mitchell.
o0oops...no Dave Wells....tut tut......and not a mention of his P.I.C Eddie Mitchell. High Treason
  • Score: -2

11:39pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Disco Bob says...

Whilst I don't know if he actually lived in Bournemouth, Mark Austin of ITV newsreading fame worked in the town. Now, can I remember who he worked for? Oh yes, its just come back to me! It was the Bournemouth Echo....
Whilst I don't know if he actually lived in Bournemouth, Mark Austin of ITV newsreading fame worked in the town. Now, can I remember who he worked for? Oh yes, its just come back to me! It was the Bournemouth Echo.... Disco Bob
  • Score: 0

4:47am Fri 31 Jan 14

Ralph Horris says...

Disco Bob wrote:
Whilst I don't know if he actually lived in Bournemouth, Mark Austin of ITV newsreading fame worked in the town. Now, can I remember who he worked for? Oh yes, its just come back to me! It was the Bournemouth Echo....
And Bill Bryson.
[quote][p][bold]Disco Bob[/bold] wrote: Whilst I don't know if he actually lived in Bournemouth, Mark Austin of ITV newsreading fame worked in the town. Now, can I remember who he worked for? Oh yes, its just come back to me! It was the Bournemouth Echo....[/p][/quote]And Bill Bryson. Ralph Horris
  • Score: 0

9:43am Fri 31 Jan 14

southbourne lover says...

Who is Gordon the tramp? Is he related to Gordon the gopher?
Who is Gordon the tramp? Is he related to Gordon the gopher? southbourne lover
  • Score: 0

4:16pm Mon 3 Feb 14

ex-Bransgore says...

Wasn't the poet Shelley supposed to have lived in Bournemouth? A relative tells me that we were related to him.
Wasn't the poet Shelley supposed to have lived in Bournemouth? A relative tells me that we were related to him. ex-Bransgore
  • Score: 0

4:19pm Mon 3 Feb 14

ex-Bransgore says...

P A NEWMAN wrote:
MacDonald Hobley lived in Boscombe. He used to present the Holiday Town Seaside broadcasts in Summer.
In the 50's The Marquess of Salisbury had a family house in Boscombe Manor, linked to the Cecil Estates at Cranborne, Dorset and Hatfield, Herts.
Those were the days when such as MacDonald Hobley really did produce quality for the public.
[quote][p][bold]P A NEWMAN[/bold] wrote: MacDonald Hobley lived in Boscombe. He used to present the Holiday Town Seaside broadcasts in Summer. In the 50's The Marquess of Salisbury had a family house in Boscombe Manor, linked to the Cecil Estates at Cranborne, Dorset and Hatfield, Herts.[/p][/quote]Those were the days when such as MacDonald Hobley really did produce quality for the public. ex-Bransgore
  • Score: 1

4:21pm Mon 3 Feb 14

ex-Bransgore says...

Richard 1976 wrote:
smhinto wrote:
What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks.
.
Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.
What about Buster Merryfield? Used to see him driving down near Pokesdown. Jack Hargreaves off Out of Town fame never lived in Bournemouth.. He had a place in MInstead in the new forest in the early days of southern television and then moved to Belchalwell in Dorset.
Do you mean "In Town Tonight"?
[quote][p][bold]Richard 1976[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: What about Harry Redknapp who still lives in Sandbanks. . Also Warren Mitchell, Bob Monkhouse and the bloke who used to present 'out of town' back in the 1960's. I believe they were all in residence in Bournemouth at some point.[/p][/quote]What about Buster Merryfield? Used to see him driving down near Pokesdown. Jack Hargreaves off Out of Town fame never lived in Bournemouth.. He had a place in MInstead in the new forest in the early days of southern television and then moved to Belchalwell in Dorset.[/p][/quote]Do you mean "In Town Tonight"? ex-Bransgore
  • Score: -3

5:21pm Mon 3 Feb 14

elfinia says...

Did anyone mention John Lennon's Auntie Mimi ( his mother's sister who brought him up) who lived near Sandbanks in the bungalow John bought her ?
Also Billy Cotton ( BBC Band fame)...Sandbanks.
I vaguely remember that Mr Teazy Weazy...'60s designer hairdresser had a salon in the town centre.

Andy Peebles ( now a DJ for Smooth Radio, and famous for interviewing John Lennon in N.Y. the day before he was shot) was the manager of "Samantha's" nightclub, Poole Hill and then at the Pavilion.
Did anyone mention John Lennon's Auntie Mimi ( his mother's sister who brought him up) who lived near Sandbanks in the bungalow John bought her ? Also Billy Cotton ( BBC Band fame)...Sandbanks. I vaguely remember that Mr Teazy Weazy...'60s designer hairdresser had a salon in the town centre. Andy Peebles ( now a DJ for Smooth Radio, and famous for interviewing John Lennon in N.Y. the day before he was shot) was the manager of "Samantha's" nightclub, Poole Hill and then at the Pavilion. elfinia
  • Score: 1

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