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Post by roymck » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:21 am

I wonder if anybody else on here has a family secret that gives them a claim to fame , would you like to share that with us all .

I will start with one , my Great Granmothers brother was the first person to be put on prison in 1904 for stealing a car.

I have a second one a 1966 World Cup claim to fame that I might share later .



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Post by willholderogri » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:03 pm

i was an extra in the first doctor dollitle film


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:53 pm

You'll find a much younger version of me on a couple of episodes of Robot Wars.


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Post by chrisgallacher » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:18 pm

My brother Neil is the Business Correspondent for BBC South West


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Post by peter freeman » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:37 pm

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Post by Rev Light » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:30 pm

I got my ugly mug on the 'telly box' as a student back in the early 80's when we got into the press tent and stood behind one of the prospective astronauts as he was being interviewed, when the Shuttle when it was doing its rounds on the back of a jumbo.

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Post by roymck » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:13 pm

Back in 66 when I was 14 my mum was between marriages she was going out for quite a time with a guy who went onto take the World Cup Trophy from Westminster halls in London, it’s been a secret of mine for many years but as it was recently in the papers it’s ok to mention it now. As he told me at the time he just opened the cabinet and stuffed it in his coat and walked out with it with no idea what he was going to do with it .
So I’ve shook the hand of somebody who has raised the World Cup trophy. That’s my dubious claim to fame



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Post by scimmy_man » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:49 pm

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Post by doncontrols » Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:57 pm

My ggg? Grandfather was captain of the Titanic .... we’ve all been engineers since ...



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Post by Alan SS1 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:52 pm

roymck wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:13 pm
I wonder if anybody else on here has a family secret that gives them a claim to fame , would you like to share that with us all .

I will start with one , my Great Granmothers brother was the first person to be put on prison in 1904 for stealing a car.

I have a second one a 1966 World Cup claim to fame that I might share later


ack in 66 when I was 14 my mum was between marriages she was going out for quite a time with a guy who went onto take the World Cup Trophy from Westminster halls in London, it’s been a secret of mine for many years but as it was recently in the papers it’s ok to mention it now. As he told me at the time he just opened the cabinet and stuffed it in his coat and walked out with it with no idea what he was going to do with it .
So I’ve shook the hand of somebody who has raised the World Cup trophy. That’s my dubious claim to fame
not sure if these are really 'claims to fame'

more like 'infamy' :shock: :wink:


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Post by b.c.flat hat » Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:58 pm

Worked on the Moors railway and got the plumb job of being fireman to John Bellwood, respected C M E of the National Railway Museum when Open Uni did a film about the development of express steam locos. We had Stirling single No 1 for three days, it were brilliant!

Did all the driving for the film Brideshead Revisited, the last shot was for the end credits. I had to run between hidden marks, about a mile apart on a curvy bit of line, and do it in precisely 82 seconds. I tried four times, each one faster then went for it, haven't been faster on a loco since!

Yonks ago I took Michael Palin in our railbus up the line to give him an idea what was what for one of his railway journey films.

Much later I was interviewed by John Craven in one of our trains for Countryfile, told him about the railway and the alleged origin of the name Pickering.

May 1986 had 92220 Evening Star all day, the last steam loco built by British Railways.

May 2009 had 60163 Tornado on the 09.30 ex Grosmont then 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley on the 13.30 ex Grosmont, fired by my son-in-law Duncan, another day I won't forget.



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Post by roymck » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:12 pm

What a shame that 92220 Evening Star can never run on mainline tracks.



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Post by CNHSS1 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:42 pm

BC
Can I have your autograph??

Preferably on a cheque made out to C. Hughes :lol:


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Post by ScimiTom » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:22 pm

My drumkit includes a crash cymbal previously owned by the late Clive Burr, original drummer with Iron Maiden.

Maybe not much of a claim to fame in most people's eyes, but I think it's pretty exciting! :drum:


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Post by Corky » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:01 pm

I once cooked asparagus for Kylie Minogue.


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