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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Hi Bagpuss! smiley - smiley
Thanks for offering to sub my Lincolnshire People article.

Since it was accepted I've found I omitted three people I would like included, if you don't mind?

I've done all the Guide-Ml, so you can just copy & paste each one into alphabetical order (all are "noble")smiley - biggrinThanks very much!smiley - smooch

smiley - galaxysmiley - diva

Della Dolan

Gorgeous Della became Miss UK in 1982 at the age of 20, and bought a fashion shop called Hobo in her home town of Grimsby with her winnings. When she later came third in the Miss World contest, Della became a national celebrity. She caught the eye of Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey but in order to go out with him she had to dump her childhood sweetheart Craig Draper. The lure of being a WAG didn't last and Della was soon back to her roots. She married Craig and the couple had two lovely daughters. In 2012, Della aged 50 but not looking a day over 35, starred in the TV documentary Wonderland – I Was Once A Beauty Queen.

Freddie Frinton

Freddie Coo was born in Grimsby in 1909, to a single mother. Although poorer than a church mouse, his mother worked her fingers to the bone in order to give her son an education. When he was old enough to go to work himself, he decided making a living in a fish factory was not for him. Discovering he had a natural talent for making people laugh, Freddie took a stage name and found work in a music hall, usually playing a falling-down drunk. He even had his own catchphrase 'Good evening occifer' [sic] which he would say to someone offstage and would have the audience in stitches. Freddie became a familiar face when he appeared on television, guest starring in shows such as The Arthur Haynes Show and Meet The Wife. He suffered a heart attack and died in 1968, and there his story might have ended, were it not for a bizarre tradition which developed in Germany. In 1963 Freddie had recorded Dinner for One, a sketch he had been performing on stage since 1945, for German television. Since the early 1970s Der 90. Geburtstag (The 90th Birthday, alternative title for Dinner for One</I&gtsmiley - winkeye, the 18-minute, black-and-white comedy sketch has become a New Year's Eve institution for European television viewers. Dinner for One featured in the Guinness Book of Records from 1988 to 1995 as the most frequently repeated TV programme, when the category was discontinued.

Nicholas Volley

Grimsby-born Nicholas Volley was the son of an artist and he inherited his father's talent. Inspired by C&eacute;zanne, Manet, Rubens and Van Gogh, Nicholas stuck to traditional art rather than adapting to modern trends. John Cleese was a fan. As technology advanced, Nicholas felt everyday life was becoming impersonal with emails taking the place of intimate handwritten letters and he never owned a mobile phone. It was as if he had been born into the wrong century. Seemingly as tortured in his own life as historic artistic souls, Nicholas took his own life in April 2006, aged 55 years.

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Oh, hi GB. Didn't see this message. I shall copy those into the article.

There was one thing I wanted to ask about. You say Joseph Banks was born in Revesby, but you link to the BBC History site, which claims he was born in London. Your error or theirs?

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Oh bum. You'll have to remove Joseph Banks - he was born in London to a Lincolnshire country squire and spent his childhood in Lincolnshire. I thought I had weeded out all the "famous Lincolnshire folk" to just those born in the county. Sorry!

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Okay, he's gone. I'll send this back soon.

I'm just wondering if William Marwood deserves to be listed along with the criminals under "Ignoble". I don't agree with the death penalty, but unless he was cruel or bloodthirsty, surely he was doing a job that was acceptable at the time. You even credit him with inventing a kinder method of execution.

Also, I'm having to resist the temptation to put Thatcher in the Ignoble section.

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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

OK you can move William Marwoodsmiley - ok

smiley - laughI think you feel the same way about her as my mum does, she still calls her the "milk snatcher".

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