Famous Sons of Leeds

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Postby jdbythesea » Mon 15 Oct, 2012 9:56 pm

BigVern wrote:
Happy 2010 all! I posted here a couple of years ago, but can't remember where, what my nickname was or any other relevant info - I'll pretend I'm new... Great site, and there are worse days to have huge nostalgia attacks.

RL:
Jimmy Lowes was a Miggy lad, went to Middleton Park High, as did Wayne McDonald.

Garry Schofield was at Parkside (so was Paul Madeley. Not bad for a pretty average school!)

Someone said Jason Robinson was at Cross Green - my cousin swears he was at Matthew Murray (was called Jason Brannan then).

Moving north, I'm pretty sure Ellery Hanley went to Foxwood, unless I'm having a senior moment brainfade. He used to hang out with a tough crowd. Can anyyone confirm that?

Not RL:
Angela Griffin (Fiona Middleton on Corrie waybackwhen, amongst others) is from Beeston, went to Hugh Gaitskell Primary (as did I when it was HG Middle).

I wish all Miggy lasses had looked like Nell Mac when I grew up there!




I know this reply is almost 3 years late but I've just finished Jason Robinson's autobiography (which was a very good read incidentally). In it he mentions that he was born at Calforth Street in Chapeltown in 1974 but then moved to Harehills, then Leek Street Flats, Ingleton Street and to Tremont Gardens. The schools he mentions having attended were Cross Flatts and later Matthew Murray. The change of name from Brannan came about when his mother, Dorothy, acquired a new partner - one Richard Robinson.    
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Postby jdbythesea » Thu 25 Oct, 2012 10:09 pm

jdbythesea wrote:
BigVern wrote:
Happy 2010 all! I posted here a couple of years ago, but can't remember where, what my nickname was or any other relevant info - I'll pretend I'm new... Great site, and there are worse days to have huge nostalgia attacks.

RL:
Jimmy Lowes was a Miggy lad, went to Middleton Park High, as did Wayne McDonald.

Garry Schofield was at Parkside (so was Paul Madeley. Not bad for a pretty average school!)

Someone said Jason Robinson was at Cross Green - my cousin swears he was at Matthew Murray (was called Jason Brannan then).

Moving north, I'm pretty sure Ellery Hanley went to Foxwood, unless I'm having a senior moment brainfade. He used to hang out with a tough crowd. Can anyyone confirm that?

Not RL:
Angela Griffin (Fiona Middleton on Corrie waybackwhen, amongst others) is from Beeston, went to Hugh Gaitskell Primary (as did I when it was HG Middle).

I wish all Miggy lasses had looked like Nell Mac when I grew up there!




I know this reply is almost 3 years late but I've just finished Jason Robinson's autobiography (which was a very good read incidentally). In it he mentions that he was born at Calforth Street in Chapeltown in 1974 but then moved to Harehills, then Leek Street Flats, Ingleton Street and to Tremont Gardens. The schools he mentions having attended were Cross Flatts and later Matthew Murray. The change of name from Brannan came about when his mother, Dorothy, acquired a new partner - one Richard Robinson.    



I read today that Jason's 18 year old eldest son Lewis (Tierney) has signed as a professional with........Wigan!
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Postby LS1 » Fri 26 Oct, 2012 9:03 am

jdbythesea wrote:
BigVern wrote:
Happy 2010 all! I posted here a couple of years ago, but can't remember where, what my nickname was or any other relevant info - I'll pretend I'm new... Great site, and there are worse days to have huge nostalgia attacks.

RL:
Jimmy Lowes was a Miggy lad, went to Middleton Park High, as did Wayne McDonald.

Garry Schofield was at Parkside (so was Paul Madeley. Not bad for a pretty average school!)

Someone said Jason Robinson was at Cross Green - my cousin swears he was at Matthew Murray (was called Jason Brannan then).

Moving north, I'm pretty sure Ellery Hanley went to Foxwood, unless I'm having a senior moment brainfade. He used to hang out with a tough crowd. Can anyyone confirm that?

Not RL:
Angela Griffin (Fiona Middleton on Corrie waybackwhen, amongst others) is from Beeston, went to Hugh Gaitskell Primary (as did I when it was HG Middle).

I wish all Miggy lasses had looked like Nell Mac when I grew up there!




I know this reply is almost 3 years late but I've just finished Jason Robinson's autobiography (which was a very good read incidentally). In it he mentions that he was born at Calforth Street in Chapeltown in 1974 but then moved to Harehills, then Leek Street Flats, Ingleton Street and to Tremont Gardens. The schools he mentions having attended were Cross Flatts and later Matthew Murray. The change of name from Brannan came about when his mother, Dorothy, acquired a new partner - one Richard Robinson.    

Is there a Calforth Street in Chapeltown? Is it not Cowper Street?
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Postby jdbythesea » Fri 26 Oct, 2012 11:04 am

LS1 wrote:
jdbythesea wrote:
BigVern wrote:
Happy 2010 all! I posted here a couple of years ago, but can't remember where, what my nickname was or any other relevant info - I'll pretend I'm new... Great site, and there are worse days to have huge nostalgia attacks.

RL:
Jimmy Lowes was a Miggy lad, went to Middleton Park High, as did Wayne McDonald.

Garry Schofield was at Parkside (so was Paul Madeley. Not bad for a pretty average school!)

Someone said Jason Robinson was at Cross Green - my cousin swears he was at Matthew Murray (was called Jason Brannan then).

Moving north, I'm pretty sure Ellery Hanley went to Foxwood, unless I'm having a senior moment brainfade. He used to hang out with a tough crowd. Can anyyone confirm that?

Not RL:
Angela Griffin (Fiona Middleton on Corrie waybackwhen, amongst others) is from Beeston, went to Hugh Gaitskell Primary (as did I when it was HG Middle).

I wish all Miggy lasses had looked like Nell Mac when I grew up there!




I know this reply is almost 3 years late but I've just finished Jason Robinson's autobiography (which was a very good read incidentally). In it he mentions that he was born at Calforth Street in Chapeltown in 1974 but then moved to Harehills, then Leek Street Flats, Ingleton Street and to Tremont Gardens. The schools he mentions having attended were Cross Flatts and later Matthew Murray. The change of name from Brannan came about when his mother, Dorothy, acquired a new partner - one Richard Robinson.    

Is there a Calforth Street in Chapeltown? Is it not Cowper Street?



You're probably right LS1. The book I was quoting from had several place names that were spelled incorrectly; one of them was "Crossflats"for instance.

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Postby Steve Jones » Fri 26 Oct, 2012 2:21 pm

Leysholme Lad wrote:
Wally Stott born in Leeds and wrote theme tune of Hancocks Half Hour and as Angela Morley wrote music for Dallas and Dynasty

Lived 1924 to 2009 (change in 1972)

http://www.angelamorley.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Morley

Wally Stott WAS Angela Morley,he had a sex change as referred to in the Wikipedia article.
He was also the leader of the band on the Goon Show (which is why wally stott did not feature on the goons reunion show in the 1970's. he also performed the theme tune on hancock's half hour on both radio and TV.    
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Postby zip55 » Thu 03 Jan, 2013 12:24 am

John Porter - bassist on Roxy Music's second album 'For Your Pleasure' was born in Leeds, and went to Allerton Grange.
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Postby biofichompinc » Thu 28 Mar, 2013 7:01 pm

Sons of Leeds, or famous sons of Leeds? I discovered the following two 'famous' sons of Leeds while trying to find out a bit more about a forthcoming W&W.
I had heard of both of the following people whose names I am submitting for this thread. One in his own right but the other only after the running race which was - and still is, apparently - named after him. I had no idea that both gentlemen were born in Leeds.
I remember as a youngster watching the Emsley Carr Mile from the White City on Saturday afternoon on Grandstand. My most vivd memory of those days is of a bloke called Bruce Tulloch running barefoot on the cinder track. I am surprised to find that he never won it. Although when I think about it maybe he never entered. I seem to remember he was more of a three mile and six mile specialist.
Anyway, enough of Bruce Tulloch. He's from Berkshire. I've just looked it up.
Back to Emsley Carr, who was born in 1867 in Hunslet. Sadly, that seems to be about all that can be gleaned on his Leeds background from the interweb. Through a family connection, he went on to become the first editor of the News of the World, according to.......
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emsley_Carr
Whether that makes him truly famous is a matter for debate I suppose.
The second candidate for inclusion is here....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Pirie
Again, sadly not much about his connection with Leeds apart from it being his birthplace but his claim to 'fame' seems much more valid than good old Emsley Carr.
Pirie enjoyed victories over both Zatopek and Kuts during a career in which he broke five world records and competed at two Olympic Games, winning a silver at Melbourne in 1956.
He also collaborated with a German called Adolf Dassler on the design of running shoes. Wonder whatever happened to him? The German I mean.
Neither Emsley or Gordon have figured in this thread before.    
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Postby Geordie-exile » Thu 28 Mar, 2013 11:48 pm

Watching the rerun of I Claudius the other night I was reminded that Frances White needs to be added to the thread.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_White

Don't know whereabouts in Leeds she was from though?
There is enough sadness in life without having fellows like Gussie Fink-Nottle going about in sea boots.

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Postby Caron » Sun 31 Mar, 2013 1:48 am

Geordie-exile wrote:
Watching the rerun of I Claudius the other night I was reminded that Frances White needs to be added to the thread.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_White

Don't know whereabouts in Leeds she was from though?


Did she have a sex change?? Lol Laugh (Do we have a Famous Leeds Daughters thread?).
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Postby Geordie-exile » Sun 31 Mar, 2013 9:16 am

Caron wrote:
Geordie-exile wrote:
Watching the rerun of I Claudius the other night I was reminded that Frances White needs to be added to the thread.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_White

Don't know whereabouts in Leeds she was from though?


Did she have a sex change?? Lol Laugh (Do we have a Famous Leeds Daughters thread?).



I don't get it?

Edit: Oh I get it now. Famous sons, famous daughters.

I see there's a famous daughters thread now. Didn't we have a generic 'famous people from Leeds' thread once?
There is enough sadness in life without having fellows like Gussie Fink-Nottle going about in sea boots.

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