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Perthbum

What is your place of birth famous for?

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without naming your city or town what is your city or town famous for...try and guess without googling...

Mine...

 local news media is covered by The Zululand Observer

For nearly a year in 1983 and 1984, the town was terrorized by a man who was called the "Hammer Man" because he would break into homes in the dead of night and kill the occupants with a hammer before robbing them of their money 

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Drinking rum before 11am does not make you an alcoholic, it makes you pirate..

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My town of birth has the largest church spire in England that is not a cathedral and is home of the first stretch of motorway ever built in the UK in 1958

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My town of birth has the largest church spire in England that is not a cathedral and is home of the first stretch of motorway ever built in the UK in 1958


Chesterfield?

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Splitting the atom, discovering the double helix

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Dunno about 'famous' but the cruisers, HMS Ajax and HMS Exeter were provisioned there in 1939, after which, they went to engage the pocket battleship, Graf Spee at the Battle Of The River Plate..

There was a tiny woman who lived there and she used to help the old, feeble sick and destitute.

Cheers, Bobj.

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1 hour ago, Bobj said:

Dunno about 'famous' but the cruisers, HMS Ajax and HMS Exeter were provisioned there in 1939, after which, they went to engage the pocket battleship, Graf Spee at the Battle Of The River Plate..

There was a tiny woman who lived there and she used to help the old, feeble sick and destitute.

Cheers, Bobj.

Liverpool?

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A guy who came from my home town had a country named after him.

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52 minutes ago, maidensarah said:

Making shoes 

leatherhead?

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Drinking rum before 11am does not make you an alcoholic, it makes you pirate..

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Finance and Insurance for most of post reformation history to the present day

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4 minutes ago, welljock said:

Sir Matt Busby - Sheena Easton - Robin Cook 

Bellshill 

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I wasn't born in a town but this person was born in a nearby village.

David Coulthard

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Famous people from my birth place

Sir Tom Finney

Freddie Flintoff

Kenny Baker (R2D2)

Mark Lawrenson

John Thompson

Nick Park

 

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7 hours ago, northernbird said:

Famous people from my birth place

Sir Tom Finney

Freddie Flintoff

Kenny Baker (R2D2)

Mark Lawrenson

John Thompson

Nick Park

 

Lancashire ?

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3 hours ago, Sunset said:

Lancashire ?

Sure is.  Now the village I grew up in was famous for where the ancestors of George Washington hailed from and the town I went to school in is where the movie Brief Encounter was filmed.  

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11 hours ago, northernbird said:

Famous people from my birth place

Sir Tom Finney

Freddie Flintoff

Kenny Baker (R2D2)

Mark Lawrenson

John Thompson

Nick Park

 

Berlin?

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