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VOTE: Our top 10 favourite Warringtonians
Updated 3:07pm Friday 28th February 2014 in News
WHO is your favourite Warringtonian of all time?
Dead or alive, famous or not, we want to know who you think are the people who have helped make Warrington great.
We have put together our top 10 list below, in no particular order, but we are also looking for nominations for unsung heroes in the town who deserve some recognition.
Vote for your favourite by clicking on the link below and let us know what you think of our list.
1. Pete Postlethwaite
The Orford-born actor was described by director Steven Spielberg as ‘the best actor in the world’ before his sad death in 2011.
2. George Formby
The Stockton Heath legend had fans worldwide who still visit the grave of the Leaning on a Lamppost singer on Manchester Road.
3. Joseph Priestley
A clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educator, and political theorist, Priestley taught in the Academy building (below) and his legacy lives on through the town’s college named after him.
4. George Sampson
He put Warrington on the street-dancing map when he picked up the Britain’s Got Talent title in 2008 aged 14 and is now coaching the stars of the future at his studio in the town centre.
5. Ian Brown
A rock legend who has even gone out his way to support the town’s food banks. The Lymm man is definitely adored.
6. Sue Johnston
The Padgate actress is closing in on ‘national treasure’ status after appearing in TV favourites The Royle Family and Coronation Street.
7. Spike Dawbarn
The former William Beamont High pupil has had plenty of girls ‘bodies shakin’ with his famous 911 track helping him and his bandmates become the most successful English boy band since Take That.
8. Chris Evans
Many women in the town have woken up with the ginger TV presenter thanks to his BBC Radio Two breakfast show
9. Kerry Katona
The Padgate pop princess has had her rollercoaster life splashed across the tabloids but let’s not forget she brought the Queen of the Jungle title home with her.
10. Lewis Carroll
He lived in Daresbury until 11 and has written one of the best known tales of all time.
Alice in Wonderland creator Lewis Carroll’s legend lives on with a stained glass window in Daresbury Church and museum next door.
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