VOTE: Our top 10 favourite Warringtonians

Warrington Guardian: VOTE: Our top 10 favourite Warringtonians VOTE: Our top 10 favourite Warringtonians

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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6. Sue Johnston
The Padgate actress is closing in on ‘national treasure’ status after appearing in TV favourites The Royle Family and Coronation Street.

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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.

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8. Chris Evans
Many women in the town have woken up with the ginger TV presenter thanks to his BBC Radio Two breakfast show

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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.

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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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2:47pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Mr Young says...

Lee Briers without a shadow of a doubt!
Lee Briers without a shadow of a doubt! Mr Young
  • Score: 3

3:52pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Cheap Mower says...

Mr Young wrote:
Lee Briers without a shadow of a doubt!
He's from St Helens . . . .
[quote][p][bold]Mr Young[/bold] wrote: Lee Briers without a shadow of a doubt![/p][/quote]He's from St Helens . . . . Cheap Mower
  • Score: 10

4:10pm Fri 28 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Rebekah Brooks the other ginger from Warrington.
And of course my misses.
Still Grumpy
Rebekah Brooks the other ginger from Warrington. And of course my misses. Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 3

4:19pm Fri 28 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Oh and Mr Greenall jnr has put a smile on my face a few times.
Oh and Mr Greenall jnr has put a smile on my face a few times. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 2

4:33pm Fri 28 Feb 14

old-codger says...

Captain Edward John Smith, RD, RNR (born 27 January 1850 in Stoke-on-Trent, died 15 April 1912 off America, age 62) was the captain of the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912. He was the son of Edward and Catherine Smith and he attended Etruria British School. In 1867 he signed on as 'Boy' aboard the Senator Weber, owned by the Liverpool shippers, Andrew Gibson & Co. He was given his first command, the 1,040-ton sailing ship Lizzie Fennell, in 1876. He married Sarah Eleanor Pennington on 13 January 1887 at St. Oswald's Church, Winwick. After his marriage he lived at Spar Cottage in Winwick. They had a daughter named Helen Melville Smith.

Just one of a very long list.
Captain Edward John Smith, RD, RNR (born 27 January 1850 in Stoke-on-Trent, died 15 April 1912 off America, age 62) was the captain of the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912. He was the son of Edward and Catherine Smith and he attended Etruria British School. In 1867 he signed on as 'Boy' aboard the Senator Weber, owned by the Liverpool shippers, Andrew Gibson & Co. He was given his first command, the 1,040-ton sailing ship Lizzie Fennell, in 1876. He married Sarah Eleanor Pennington on 13 January 1887 at St. Oswald's Church, Winwick. After his marriage he lived at Spar Cottage in Winwick. They had a daughter named Helen Melville Smith. Just one of a very long list. old-codger
  • Score: 2

4:42pm Fri 28 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

old-codger wrote:
Captain Edward John Smith, RD, RNR (born 27 January 1850 in Stoke-on-Trent, died 15 April 1912 off America, age 62) was the captain of the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912. He was the son of Edward and Catherine Smith and he attended Etruria British School. In 1867 he signed on as 'Boy' aboard the Senator Weber, owned by the Liverpool shippers, Andrew Gibson & Co. He was given his first command, the 1,040-ton sailing ship Lizzie Fennell, in 1876. He married Sarah Eleanor Pennington on 13 January 1887 at St. Oswald's Church, Winwick. After his marriage he lived at Spar Cottage in Winwick. They had a daughter named Helen Melville Smith.

Just one of a very long list.
You never seem to stop educating me codger had no clue about this. Thank God he didn't try get down the ship canal with that ship the bridges would be open for hours!
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: Captain Edward John Smith, RD, RNR (born 27 January 1850 in Stoke-on-Trent, died 15 April 1912 off America, age 62) was the captain of the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912. He was the son of Edward and Catherine Smith and he attended Etruria British School. In 1867 he signed on as 'Boy' aboard the Senator Weber, owned by the Liverpool shippers, Andrew Gibson & Co. He was given his first command, the 1,040-ton sailing ship Lizzie Fennell, in 1876. He married Sarah Eleanor Pennington on 13 January 1887 at St. Oswald's Church, Winwick. After his marriage he lived at Spar Cottage in Winwick. They had a daughter named Helen Melville Smith. Just one of a very long list.[/p][/quote]You never seem to stop educating me codger had no clue about this. Thank God he didn't try get down the ship canal with that ship the bridges would be open for hours! Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 3

4:53pm Fri 28 Feb 14

wirematt says...

None of them..and who is really arsed anyway.
None of them..and who is really arsed anyway. wirematt
  • Score: 6

5:11pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

Don Warrington (Rising Damp)


Yeah I know, born in Trinidad and raised in Newcastle but, please, anyone but Kerry Katatonic.


Out if the ones listed Priestly is the one who has the only one of lasting importance.
Don Warrington (Rising Damp) Yeah I know, born in Trinidad and raised in Newcastle but, please, anyone but Kerry Katatonic. Out if the ones listed Priestly is the one who has the only one of lasting importance. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 9

5:54pm Fri 28 Feb 14

PageA says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
Don Warrington (Rising Damp)


Yeah I know, born in Trinidad and raised in Newcastle but, please, anyone but Kerry Katatonic.


Out if the ones listed Priestly is the one who has the only one of lasting importance.
I do wish you wouldn't keep picking on the Kezster. The odds were stacked against her. Do you think you'd have been voted Queen of the Jungle Nick? I doubt it

13.2% of children who had been in care for at least six months left school with five GCSEs grades A*-C including English and mathematics, or the equivalent alternative qualification, compared with 57.9% of all children.

45% have been found to have a diagnosable mental health disorder, compared to 10% of the general population of children and young people.

35% of care leavers have experienced homelessness.

23% of adult prisoners have been in care. They are four times more likely than their peers to smoke, use alcohol and misuse drugs

31% of former care leavers were NEET compared to 17% overall for young people.
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: Don Warrington (Rising Damp) Yeah I know, born in Trinidad and raised in Newcastle but, please, anyone but Kerry Katatonic. Out if the ones listed Priestly is the one who has the only one of lasting importance.[/p][/quote]I do wish you wouldn't keep picking on the Kezster. The odds were stacked against her. Do you think you'd have been voted Queen of the Jungle Nick? I doubt it 13.2% of children who had been in care for at least six months left school with five GCSEs grades A*-C including English and mathematics, or the equivalent alternative qualification, compared with 57.9% of all children. 45% have been found to have a diagnosable mental health disorder, compared to 10% of the general population of children and young people. 35% of care leavers have experienced homelessness. 23% of adult prisoners have been in care. They are four times more likely than their peers to smoke, use alcohol and misuse drugs 31% of former care leavers were NEET compared to 17% overall for young people. PageA
  • Score: -13

6:03pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

Quote " .....Do you think you'd have been voted Queen of the Jungle Nick?I doubt it..."

You obviously haven't seen me in my leopard skin bikini. Once seen never forgotten - no matter how much therapy you get.

:-)
Quote " .....Do you think you'd have been voted Queen of the Jungle Nick?I doubt it..." You obviously haven't seen me in my leopard skin bikini. Once seen never forgotten - no matter how much therapy you get. :-) Nick Tessla
  • Score: 7

6:51pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Mick17 says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
Quote " .....Do you think you'd have been voted Queen of the Jungle Nick?I doubt it..."

You obviously haven't seen me in my leopard skin bikini. Once seen never forgotten - no matter how much therapy you get.

:-)
LOL.... That's my weekend made right there!!! Thanks for that Nick. NURSE!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: Quote " .....Do you think you'd have been voted Queen of the Jungle Nick?I doubt it..." You obviously haven't seen me in my leopard skin bikini. Once seen never forgotten - no matter how much therapy you get. :-)[/p][/quote]LOL.... That's my weekend made right there!!! Thanks for that Nick. NURSE!!!! Mick17
  • Score: 1

10:32pm Fri 28 Feb 14

widnesman says...

I don`t suppose anyone would think of voting for Joseph Priestley, lets face it he only discovered that Oxygen was present in the air that we breath.
There`s no importance to that, is there? !!
I don`t suppose anyone would think of voting for Joseph Priestley, lets face it he only discovered that Oxygen was present in the air that we breath. There`s no importance to that, is there? !! widnesman
  • Score: 9

3:24pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Wilderspool says...

How about William Norman. The only Warringtonian to be awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry at Sebastapol in the Crimea. A VC winner has to be worth a memention.
How about William Norman. The only Warringtonian to be awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry at Sebastapol in the Crimea. A VC winner has to be worth a memention. Wilderspool
  • Score: 14

7:29pm Sat 1 Mar 14

old-codger says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
old-codger wrote:
Captain Edward John Smith, RD, RNR (born 27 January 1850 in Stoke-on-Trent, died 15 April 1912 off America, age 62) was the captain of the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912. He was the son of Edward and Catherine Smith and he attended Etruria British School. In 1867 he signed on as 'Boy' aboard the Senator Weber, owned by the Liverpool shippers, Andrew Gibson & Co. He was given his first command, the 1,040-ton sailing ship Lizzie Fennell, in 1876. He married Sarah Eleanor Pennington on 13 January 1887 at St. Oswald's Church, Winwick. After his marriage he lived at Spar Cottage in Winwick. They had a daughter named Helen Melville Smith.

Just one of a very long list.
You never seem to stop educating me codger had no clue about this. Thank God he didn't try get down the ship canal with that ship the bridges would be open for hours!
Still Grumpy
Ha ha ha, Just imagine that,
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: Captain Edward John Smith, RD, RNR (born 27 January 1850 in Stoke-on-Trent, died 15 April 1912 off America, age 62) was the captain of the RMS Titanic when it sank in 1912. He was the son of Edward and Catherine Smith and he attended Etruria British School. In 1867 he signed on as 'Boy' aboard the Senator Weber, owned by the Liverpool shippers, Andrew Gibson & Co. He was given his first command, the 1,040-ton sailing ship Lizzie Fennell, in 1876. He married Sarah Eleanor Pennington on 13 January 1887 at St. Oswald's Church, Winwick. After his marriage he lived at Spar Cottage in Winwick. They had a daughter named Helen Melville Smith. Just one of a very long list.[/p][/quote]You never seem to stop educating me codger had no clue about this. Thank God he didn't try get down the ship canal with that ship the bridges would be open for hours! Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha, Just imagine that, old-codger
  • Score: 2

9:04pm Sat 1 Mar 14

MAD 4 IT says...

"KERRY KATONA" is number 1 warringtonian ! she just keeps bouncing back!
"KERRY KATONA" is number 1 warringtonian ! she just keeps bouncing back! MAD 4 IT
  • Score: -21

12:04pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Nick Tessla says...

Wilderspool wrote:
How about William Norman. The only Warringtonian to be awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry at Sebastapol in the Crimea. A VC winner has to be worth a memention.
The VC is awarded "for valour" not gallantry ...........I'll get me anorak.
[quote][p][bold]Wilderspool[/bold] wrote: How about William Norman. The only Warringtonian to be awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry at Sebastapol in the Crimea. A VC winner has to be worth a memention.[/p][/quote]The VC is awarded "for valour" not gallantry ...........I'll get me anorak. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 0

12:49pm Sun 2 Mar 14

MAD 4 IT says...

kerry katona is FIT ! thats why her boyfriend is a model !
kerry katona is FIT ! thats why her boyfriend is a model ! MAD 4 IT
  • Score: -12

5:09pm Sun 2 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

MAD 4 IT wrote:
kerry katona is FIT ! thats why her boyfriend is a model !
You have obviously been there lets face it who in Warrington hasn't, even a taxi driver FFS. She ain't fit it's called plastic surgery my friend!
Still Grumpy (but keeping it real)
[quote][p][bold]MAD 4 IT[/bold] wrote: kerry katona is FIT ! thats why her boyfriend is a model ![/p][/quote]You have obviously been there lets face it who in Warrington hasn't, even a taxi driver FFS. She ain't fit it's called plastic surgery my friend! Still Grumpy (but keeping it real) GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 7

8:54pm Sun 2 Mar 14

local man says...

anyone but katona, priestley gets my vote.
anyone but katona, priestley gets my vote. local man
  • Score: 5

10:02pm Sun 2 Mar 14

Cheap Mower says...

MAD 4 IT wrote:
kerry katona is FIT ! thats why her boyfriend is a model !
It's spelt FAT . . .
[quote][p][bold]MAD 4 IT[/bold] wrote: kerry katona is FIT ! thats why her boyfriend is a model ![/p][/quote]It's spelt FAT . . . Cheap Mower
  • Score: 5

8:55am Mon 3 Mar 14

MAD 4 IT says...

VOTE "KERRY KATONA" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!
VOTE "KERRY KATONA" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!! MAD 4 IT
  • Score: -7

12:25pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Mr Young says...

Cheap Mower wrote:
Mr Young wrote: Lee Briers without a shadow of a doubt!
He's from St Helens . . . .
(Honorary) Warringtonian ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Cheap Mower[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Young[/bold] wrote: Lee Briers without a shadow of a doubt![/p][/quote]He's from St Helens . . . .[/p][/quote](Honorary) Warringtonian ;-) Mr Young
  • Score: 1

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