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Mick Strong
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316 of 327  Wed 10th Mar 2021 6:59pm  
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On 10th Mar 2021 6:05pm, belushi said: Now I've worked with one Famous Coventrian, went to school with one and taught two more. If only I'd married one FC and was the father of another I'd have the full set Lol Sadly the ones I taught didn't need my subject in their quest for fame (I didn't teach Art or Darts!)
Great stats, belushi Mine are, went to school with two (Dave Moorcroft & Bobby Arthur) Beaten up by one (not Dave Moorcroft) and been beaten at darts by a third!!!
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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317 of 327  Wed 10th Mar 2021 7:18pm  
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On 10th Mar 2021 6:28pm, argon said: I have mentioned him before as a possibility. Iain Pears, Art Historian, Novelist with many books. Born in Coventry, went to Warwick School.
Now added to our list Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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318 of 327  Thu 11th Mar 2021 9:49am  
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Dr Leslie Edward Cooke added to our list Thumbs up
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belushi
coventry
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319 of 327  Fri 12th Mar 2021 10:49am  
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Could I suggest Mary Creagh, a politician and former Labour MP, to be inducted into Famous Coventrians? Although finding fame elsewhere she is Coventry born-and-bred, and her details can be found here on Wikipedia. Edited by Midland Red, 12th Mar 2021 11:11 am (Link clarified)
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Mick Strong
Coventry
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320 of 327  Sun 14th Mar 2021 6:53pm  
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Five star reviews, Waterstones best-sellers and all written by Coventry's own Ruth Cherrington. We released the 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1970s Coventry' to massive critical acclaim and followed that up a year later with the 1980s version. Would Ruth qualify?
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belushi
coventry
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321 of 327  Mon 15th Mar 2021 8:10am  
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Coventry-born (tick) and writes about Coventry's social history (tick) - she gets my vote Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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322 of 327  Mon 15th Mar 2021 9:26am  
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Ruth has been added Thumbs up
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RLCherrington
London
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323 of 327  Mon 15th Mar 2021 3:21pm  
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Thank you so very much for adding me as a Famous Coventrian! I'm very honoured and proud. And big thanks to Mick Strong for nominating me. You know I'll always keep waving the flag for my home city through my writings and also my radio interviews and social media. The city has been through so much across many centuries and I'm pleased that it's where I was born and brought. It's a special place. This Forum does a wonderful job and has helped me a lot over the years. Very much appreciated, always. Wave
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Midland Red
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324 of 327  Mon 15th Mar 2021 7:18pm  
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An important omission has been corrected by the addition of Alfred Robert Grindlay to our list of Famous Coventrians Thumbs up
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JayC
Coventry
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325 of 327  Fri 15th Oct 2021 7:19pm  
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Did anyone watch the recent BBC drama Ridley Road? I was amazed to learn that the main character Colin Jordan was a leading figure in post-war neo-Nazism in Great Britain. He also lived in Coventry, got married in Coventry and was a teacher at Stoke boys school. There is lots of footage of him in Coventry on YouTube. It is unbelievable that only 15 years after WW2 that Jordan was allowed to promote his National Socialist Movement for so long.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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326 of 327  Sun 17th Oct 2021 9:39am  
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He didn't. He got a hard time at his wedding, but he was treated as a joke, he never got far up the ladder in Oswald Mosley’s group.
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Midland Red
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327 of 327  Sun 17th Oct 2021 10:07am  
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Colin Jordan’s wedding
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