Sir Geoff Hurst

Born in Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire in 1941, Geoff Hurst secured his place among the World Cup greats when he became the first player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final (the feat has not been repeated since). Overlooked for the first three World Cup games despite finishing the 1965-66 season as the First Division’s leading … Read More

Sir Ian Botham

Sir Ian Botham was one of the greatest all-rounders ever to step foot on a cricket pitch, and he later turned his enormous energy and stamina to marathon charity walks, raising millions of pounds and earning a knighthood from the Queen. He scored 14 centuries and took 383 … Read More

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

In 1984 the Guinness Book of Records described Sir Ranulph as the “World’s Greatest Living Explorer”. He was awarded the Sultan of Oman’s Bravery Medal in 1970, the Polar Medal with bar from the Queen, the Explorers Club of New York Medal in 1983, the Royal Scottish Geographical … Read More

Steve Kindon

Steve Kindon was born in Warrington on 17th December 1950. He attended Wade Deacon School in Widnes, and joined Burnley FC as an apprentice straight from school after the manager Harry Potts had seen him playing on a local park. Steve made his league debut just eighteen months … Read More

Steve Womack

Steve Womack has long been established as one of the country’s finest comedy entertainers, the bulk of his work being in the corporate market. His work has taken him all around the world and back again stopping off in France, Germany, Italy, Sicily, Greece, Rhodes, Corfu, Belgium, Spain, … Read More

Sue Holderness

Sue Holderness (born 28 May 1949, Hampstead) is an English actress. Since 1985 she has played the role of Marlene Boyce in the British sitcom Only Fools and Horses (until 2003) and its spin-off The Green Green Grass (from 2005 until 2009). Career After A-levels she trained at … Read More

Taffy Spencer

Taffy Spencer is ranked among the top comedy speciality acts and is second to none.  He is a high energy performer, who mixes non-stop wit and magic that leaves audiences holding their sides with laughter. “Taffy” Spencer is said to be more than just a funny man. He … Read More

Will Carling

Will Carling famously described the Rugby Football Union Committee as ’57 old farts,’ and has lost none of that blunt and humorous approach in his after-dinner speaking routine. A daring and darting centre with Harlequins, he was the youngest ever England captain at twenty-two and steered them to … Read More

Willie John McBride

Willie John McBride is a rugby legend – the boy from Ballymena in Northern Ireland who became captain of the Ireland rugby team and captain of the British Lions for their unbeaten tour against South Africa in 1974. He has remained at the centre of rugby life ever … Read More

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