The alternative top 10 Warringtonians list

Warrington Guardian: The alternative top 10 favourite Warringtonians list The alternative top 10 favourite Warringtonians list

LAST month we asked you who is your favourite Warringtonian of all time and so many readers got in touch we have compiled an alternative top 10 list.

Dead or alive, famous or not, we wanted to know who you thought are the people who have helped make Warrington great.

Click here for the original top 10 list and voting form.

Let us know what you think of our readers’ alternative list. 

1.Tim Curry
Depending on your age you may know him best for his role in Muppet Treasure Island but aside from being friends with Kermit and Miss Piggy, the Grappenhall man is also a much-loved actor.

Warrington Guardian: Tim Curry

2. Roger Hunt
This World Cup winner ensured the Jules Rimet was gleaming in Warrington

Warrington Guardian: Roger Hunt

3. Colin Parry
There were some heart-felt votes for the father of Warrington bombing victim Tim after creating a lasting legacy in the town for his son and Johnathan Ball through the Peace Centre

Warrington Guardian: Colin Parry, father of Tim Parry, speaks during a ceremony to mark the 20 year anniversary of the Warrington bomb

4. Pete McCarthy
The comedian and actor  was honoured with a plaque on the wall of the Pyramid Arts Centre.

Warrington Guardian: Pete McCarthy


5. Captain Edward John Smith
After marrying in Winwick, the naval officer was famously known for being the captain of the Titanic

Warrington Guardian: 'Unsinkable': the doomed Titanic sets sail across the Atlantic Ocean

6. Warren Brown
He’s been top of the cops with starring roles in crime dramas Luther and By Any Means. Surely it can’t be long until the Great Sankey-born actor is arresting the attention of Hollywood too.

Warrington Guardian: The final episode of Good Cop, starring Warren Brown, has been taken out of the BBC schedules after the deaths of two police officers in Greater Manchester

7. Ossie Clark
He may have won awards as a youngster for his vocal abilities at St Oswald's church in Winwick but the fashion designer is best known for his work (including the dress pictured below) during the swinging sixties

Warrington Guardian: Ossie Clark dress

8. Steve Donoghue
The legendary flat race horse jockey won many of your votes by a nose

Warrington Guardian: Wadworth brewery horses race round the paddock to celebrate the start of their holidays

9. William Norman
This Warrington soldier was the recipient of the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry; the  Victoria Cross

Warrington Guardian: Donald Simpson's Victoria Cross

10. Curtis Jobling
Can he fix it? If putting the Penketh man’s famous design Bob the Builder or Raa Raa the Noisy Lion (pictured) on the TV for grumpy youngsters is the solution then yes, he can

Warrington Guardian: Curtis Jobling proudly shows off Raa Raa the Noisy Lion at the Chapman Studios in Altrincham

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2:53pm Fri 28 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Glad to sea (see what I did there) that old_codgers CPT John Smith was up there. I really didn't know that, thanks codger!

Oh and no 10 grumpy youngsters.

There is only 1 Grump in this town, ever heard of copyright!

Still Grumpy
Glad to sea (see what I did there) that old_codgers CPT John Smith was up there. I really didn't know that, thanks codger! Oh and no 10 grumpy youngsters. There is only 1 Grump in this town, ever heard of copyright! Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
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3:05pm Fri 28 Mar 14

old-codger says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Glad to sea (see what I did there) that old_codgers CPT John Smith was up there. I really didn't know that, thanks codger!

Oh and no 10 grumpy youngsters.

There is only 1 Grump in this town, ever heard of copyright!

Still Grumpy
Thank you GRUMPY, I,m a nosy old crock and I like to look deep into Warringtons past, If you go to http://www.mywarring
ton.me.uk/ you will get well educated. Its a local site by a local resident.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: Glad to sea (see what I did there) that old_codgers CPT John Smith was up there. I really didn't know that, thanks codger! Oh and no 10 grumpy youngsters. There is only 1 Grump in this town, ever heard of copyright! Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Thank you GRUMPY, I,m a nosy old crock and I like to look deep into Warringtons past, If you go to http://www.mywarring ton.me.uk/ you will get well educated. Its a local site by a local resident. old-codger
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11:12pm Fri 28 Mar 14

grey-area says...

WG have definitely jumped on the top 10 bandwagon as the first few were a novelty and most entertaining. Now it's getting tedious.

What about the top ten WG commenters?
WG have definitely jumped on the top 10 bandwagon as the first few were a novelty and most entertaining. Now it's getting tedious. What about the top ten WG commenters? grey-area
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9:17am Mon 31 Mar 14

flashcoffy says...

Although he married at Winwick, was Captain Smith a Warringtonian, or even a resident?
Although he married at Winwick, was Captain Smith a Warringtonian, or even a resident? flashcoffy
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