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On 16 Jan 2016 at 11:52am Paul Newman wrote:
How many famous people are there in Lewes or nearby ?
Jim Callaghan( was) ,Polly Toynbee ,Jack Shepherd ( who was Wycliffe), Angela Bruce (who served me a pint and was Councillor Murray in the Only Fools and Horses ) and Olly Smith, toff and “ biscuity on the palate “ , Daily Mail wine waffler .At the other end of the spectrum is my Lewes celebrity de jour; Laurie Penny.
Laurie Penny ( Born Lewes)
Potted biography -Public school-Oxbridge –Intern- New Statesman -Writer -Feminist Marxist -On Telly . Says things like “…theft of feminist rhetoric in the name of imperialism and racism….. oppression of women … patriarchy … it is almost always white men-.”..and so on.
I have seen described as Po-mo. ( not Po faced and emotional but post-modernist ) and , true, she is not a bag of giggles, but a Penny dreadful makes a splendid gift for your Green Party blue haired girlfriend.
Anymore local celebs and has anyone bumped into one of them ?
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 12:38pm Me wrote:
Don't you know who I am?
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 12:53pm Fife Robertson wrote:
I'm standing here in this quite quaint Sussex town and ma nostrils are assaulted by the smell of a brewery, a cement works and an ironfoundry. A hump back bridge crosses a slow moving grey river ( the ouse, I'm told ) and nearby an ancient steam train is slowly negotiating a viaduct with a screeching from the rails. It is a cliche but time may have stood still here in the County town of East Sussex. I cannae imagine it will speed up in the white heat of technology in ma time.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 3:09pm trooper wrote:
@Paul Newman. You really ought to get out more.
Pathetic pack of no hopers and non entities rather like yourself.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 3:30pm Jim wrote:
I hope I have the good fortune never to 'bump' into Polly Toynbee, what an absolutely dreadful cretin of a person; the epitome of the bumptious Guardianista bore.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 3:42pm Kate Mossi wrote:
Kate Moss was in Shellys last year.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 5:18pm Old bike wrote:
So was the publisher of viva Lewes.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 6:33pm Paul Newman wrote:
I saw Caroline Lucas on the train a couple of weeks ago but I suppose thats fairly unremarkable.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 7:08pm Patrick wrote:
...and all my environmental proposals were accepted at the Earth Summit, by the Americans and the developing nations, even though it was just an off-the-cuff remark about greenfly... which was nice.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 8:02pm Metatron wrote:
@ Patrick.... you ain't seen me right.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 9:13pm Jesse wrote:
This week, I ave been mostly eating ........
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 10:22pm Fairmeadow wrote:
John Harvard, of the university, married the daughter of the vicar of Ringmer at South Malling church.
Queen Elizabeth 2 dropped in at Harvey's for lunch not long ago.
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On 16 Jan 2016 at 11:34pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
I've seen actor Mark Williams in and around town a few times, so he may live in the area.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 7:46am I'll get me Coat wrote:
It's cold outside........
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 9:01am Marian Colin wrote:
Yes Mark Williams lives near Lewes and of course Chris Difford of Squeeze fame
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 9:15am Jeff wrote:
Mark Strong is often down the Dripping Pan, Sean Llock used to live in Wallands and Steve Coogan has just bought a house in MallIng.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 12:02pm Marian Colin wrote:
Kiri te Kanawa lives in Rodmell
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 12:06pm Paul Newman wrote:
Steve Coogan ugh; I hated his sanctimonious Labour Party advert Squeeze recently registered a protest against David Cameron on TV and I am pretty sure I have seen both Mark Williams and Mark Strong bigging up the red peril as well.
Luvvies are always hand wringers ,they need childlike access to their emotions ( I guess), maybe thats why they are so thick? Anyhoo that reminds me that whilst the Hobbit does not live here several of his brothers do which has led to numerous phantom Hobbit sightings.

Btw …That Sherlock Homes rubbish was one of the worst pieces of self-indulgent torturously long winded dramas I have ever endured . Just saying . Dire.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 3:08pm Autograph Hunter wrote:
What about lookalikes too?
I've seen Baldrick from Blackadder and Caitlyn from the Kardashians in the town
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 6:19pm Jane wrote:
The lovely granny from Billy Elliot.
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On 17 Jan 2016 at 11:44pm spooky wrote:
Michael Rosen seen working at the Ele
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On 18 Jan 2016 at 10:02am Ginger wrote:
Steve Coogan lives in Malling?? I presume one of the large riverside dwellings, not the poxy flimsy 2 up 2 down ones up New Malling?
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On 18 Jan 2016 at 4:44pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Excuse me for deviating from the thread: but one of those "poxy" 2 bed houses behind the police HQ provided us with our first home. My wife and I saved enough as single people before we even met to put a deposit on one of those cardboard boxes. They are still standing today- and I know another couple who enjoy one as their first family home.
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On 19 Jan 2016 at 1:51pm fifi wrote:
Ian Kelsey , currently in Doctors but been in lots of tv programmes . Penelope Leach , author of many childcare books dating back to the 80's .James Gilby - actor but not been in anything for a while .
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On 19 Jan 2016 at 6:29pm belladonna wrote:
Actor Irene Marot (DD in Brookside) lives in Iford and is a very good painter.
Journalist Nick Davies lives in Lewes - writes investigative pices mainly for the Guardian


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