Famous people from Watford

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by tonycotonstache, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

  2. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

    Jack Collison.
     
  3. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Is the current England manager on there ?

    He and Mr Joshua should be first on the list alongside Ginger Spice or Geri Horner as she is now know .
     
  4. Davidmsawyer

    Davidmsawyer Statto Statto Statto

    Wow, my friend Nat Wei is on the list!?! I actually didn’t know he was from Watford (he grew up in Milton Keynes so I assumed he was born there). I’m surprised he didn’t mention that as he knows I support Watford.

    I have to say thought that list is not full of super stars -the fact one of my friends is near the top of the list says it all!
     
  5. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    What about George Michael for God's sake?
     
  6. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Pretty sure they've named a bus after Jordan Parkes.
     
  7. Bloke

    Bloke Reservist

    OK, so not strictly born IN Watford, the only ever English Pope was an Abbots boy
     
  8. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Cyril Fletcher and his curiously shaped vegetables.

    Possibly an inspiration for @I Blame Bassett ?
     
  9. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Extraordinary & indeed life affirming to see Bruce Gilbert of Wire featured so prominently.

    A few years back I visited the coolest record store in Philadelphia & Pink Flag was displayed in a place of honour.

    Touching when otherness is recognised so far afield.

    Btw, I assumed that Bruce Grocott & Baron Grocott were twins at first glance.

    I didn’t realise that socialists actually accepted imperialist gewgaws.
     
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  10. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    So who is our Esther Rantzen?

    IBB as well?!
     
  11. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Rosa Parks might be more appropriate.
     
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  12. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Nicholas Breakspear. Pope Adrian IV.

    It's quite historic the Langley's. The Grand Old Duke of York, from the poem, was born and died in Kings Langley.

    World boxing champion AJ went to Kings Langley school, and the mighty Stuart Slater is now a teacher there.
     
  13. fan

    fan slow toaster

    my girlfriend's dad alternates between calling me Elton, Geri and George Michael (don't know why he deserves surname recognition). I've put Watford on the map in Covilhã!
     
  14. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    "The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list"

    Junior Osbourne way above Kenny Jackett.. also above him are Skilly Williams, Frank Yallop and the other Ross Jenkins. Surely not?



    PS I had a quick glance at the list from L*T*N (forgive me father for i have sinned) and it seems Charles Bronson comes from there. No not the infamous inmate but the Dirty Dozen/Great Escape/Dirty Harry one :eek:
     
  15. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Vinnie Jones, of course.

    How many of our celebs, or indeed of us, were born in WGH?
     
  16. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Not his surname & not born in Watford.

    Poor reflection of the Portuguese educational system in the, well, fan, you name the decade.
     
  17. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    THAT Charles Bronson was actually born in Pennsylvania. But the criminal one was born in Luton, unsurprisingly.
     
  18. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Yes i believe they are getting their Charles Bronson's mixed up.

    Btw The Grand Old Duke of York.. there's some debate apparently over which Duke of York the nursery rhyme is actually about and the one that was born in Kings Langley, who is one of the possibles, actually died in Yorkshire.. at the battle of Wakefield.
     
  19. Whippendell Woods

    Whippendell Woods Squad Player

    Roger Deakin was a neighbour of ours in Headstone Lane when I was a kid, eons ago. He might have been born in the hospital like many on the list but they weren't from Watford.
    Another bloke living up the road then was Bruce Welch who played in The Shadows. He's not from Watford and neither does he support Woffud.
     
  20. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    I thought he marched them up Hollywell Hill, then back down again. Must have been some sort of physical exercise routine.
     
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  21. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I have defective eye sight but no velvet jacket or 'odd odes'.
    Crikey?!
    Oh well,that's life!
     
  22. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I lived in KL and was told the hill he marched them up and down was the one in Kings Langley (not Toms Lane, the other side). I was told that by an estate agent in KL, and its well known fact that estate agents are incapable of lying.
     
  23. lowerrous

    lowerrous Squad Player

    He was born in East Finchley and then moved to Kingsbury - close, but strictly speaking still more London than Watford.
     
  24. kenbolka

    kenbolka Academy Graduate

    Isn't Anthony Joshua from Watford? Arguably the biggest current boxer
     
  25. Simmos

    Simmos First Year Pro

    Athlete Kyle Langford is not on the list or is he too recent an addition?
     
  26. Shakespearo

    Shakespearo Reservist

    There was a Watford Maternity Hospital on the corner of Vicarage Road and Exchange Road, which was in use, I believe, until the mid '70s, when it and the Peace Memorial all merged into Watfrod General on the Shrodells site.
     
  27. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    well ****! I always thought he was born in bushey. No idea why I think that to be honest.
     
  28. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    I think he attended Bushey Meads School or so I was told,so that maybe where that thought came from?
    His family moved to Radlett when he was in his late teens,I think.
     
  29. bromfir

    bromfir Academy Graduate

    DJ LTJ Bukem is from Watford
     
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  30. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    I'm getting George Michael fan club founder member vibes here IBB....
     
  31. miked2006

    miked2006 Premiership Prediction League Proprietor

    Hallowell aside (not through talent, but relative fame) AJ should clearly right at the top of that list.
     
  32. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

     
  33. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Exactly.

    The guilty 'or so I was told'.

    'And guilty feet have no rhythm.'
     
  34. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Excellent, although you may owe GD a royalty payment for use of this footage.

    He’s obsessed with AGP.
     
  35. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    All right thinking people are obsessed with Partridge
     
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