Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Victoria Pendleton CBE (married name Victoria Gardner)

Victoria Pendleton CBE (married name Victoria Gardner)Having triumphed on two wheels, controversial champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton turned her attention to competitive action involving four legs in August 2015 and came second as an amateur jockey in the Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders’ Handicap at Ripon. Oxfordshire based and a gold medalist at European, World and Olympic levels as a cyclist, Pendleton – who has a line from The Smashing Pumpkins’ song Today tattooed on her right arm – has also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and in Emmerdale. She has over 270,000 followers on Twitter and spoke about the importance of sport in education at the 2014 Conservative Party Conference.

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    Evelyn McHale (1923 – 1947) – Little is known about what drove Evelyn McHale to jump from the Empire State Building and be captured in the “most beautiful suicide [photograph] ever” on 1st May 1947.

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    Evelyn McHale (1923 – 1947)

    ‘Mr Black Lives Matter’ – Little is known about this Belgravia entertainer – A regular outside Peggy Porschen’s Parlour, 116 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9QQ ‘Mr Black Lives Matter’ attempts to entertain those queuing for cakes.

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    ‘Mr Black Lives Matter’

    Gabriel and Sarah A. Chrisman – Port Townsend, Washington State residents Gabriel and Sarah A. Chrisman live as if they are Victorians. They get a lot of abuse.

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    Gabriel and Sarah A. Chrisman

    Designer and tastemaker Eileen Gray (1878 – 1976, née Eileen Smith) – A pioneer of both the Art Deco style and the functionalist Modernist movement, bisexual Irish aristocrat Eileen Gray was best known for designing the Bibendum chair and the E-1027 table.

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    Eileen Gray (1878 – 1976, née Eileen Smith)

    Robert Adam – Hampshire based architect and designer Robert Adam (born 1948) followed in the steps of his namesake and has become one of the most important figures in neo-classical style.

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    True wildcard Lady Ridsdale DBE (1921 – 2009, née Victoire Bennett) – Dame Paddy Ridsdale was an intelligence operative, secretary to Ian Fleming and the inspiration for the Bond character Miss Moneypenny.

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    Lady Ridsdale DBE (1921 – 2009, née Victoire Bennett)

    Bob Marshall-Andrews QC – Barrister, former Labour MP and novelist

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    Interior designer and philanthropist Charlot Malin (1969 – 2017) –Oslo born, San Francisco based interior designer and philanthropist Charlot D. Malin worked with George Lucas and Robert Redford. She loathed microwaves.

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    Charlot Malin (1969 – 2017)

    Baba Vanga (баба Ванга, AKA ‘Nostradamus from the Balkans’, 1911 – 1996) – Blind, illiterate, psychic Macedonian villager and clairvoyant

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    Baba Vanga (баба Ванга, AKA ‘Nostradamus from the Balkans’, 1911 – 1996)

    Mr Make a Big Issue

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    Mr Make a Big Issue

    Mary Millington (marital name Mary Maxted, born Mary Quilter, 1945 – 1979)

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    Mary Millington (marital name Mary Maxted, born Mary Quilter, 1945 – 1979)

    Sir Ken Adam OBE (born Klaus Adam, 1921 – 2016)

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    Sir Ken Adam OBE (born Klaus Adam, 1921 – 2016)

    Will and Calum Thompson

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    Will and Calum Thompson (AKA “The Eat Wild Boys”)

    Arthur Woodham

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    Arthur Woodham

    Hannah Wick

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    Hannah Wick

    Daniel Lismore

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    Daniel Lismore

    Irish fugitive and world record holder John Patrick Hannan

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    John Patrick Hannan

    Max Whitlock (nicknamed “Maxi”)

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    Max Whitlock (nicknamed “Maxi”)

    Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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    Kelly Killoren Bensimon

    Lee Miller (Lady Penrose, born Elizabeth Miller, 1907 – 1977)

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    Lee Miller (Lady Penrose, born Elizabeth Miller, 1907 – 1977)

    Parrot man - Ted Richards

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    Ted Richards

    Victoria Pendleton

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    Victoria Pendleton CBE (married name Victoria Gardner)

    Christopher Mason

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    Christopher Mason

    Bonnie Lee Bakley (1956 – 2001)

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    Bonnie Lee Bakley (1956 – 2001)

    Gino D’Acampo (born Gennaro D’Acampo)

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    Gino D’Acampo

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    Gillian Clarke (1941 – 2015)

    Francesco Macera

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    Francesco Macera

    Nick Loeb

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    Nicholas Loeb

    Reverend Robert Parker (AKA “Squire Parker” and “Britain’s richest vicar”)

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    Reverend Robert Parker

    Gillian Duffy

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    Gillian Duffy

    David Hallberg

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    David Hallberg

    Ruthann Aron

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    Ruthann Aron (AKA “Ruth Aron”, née Ruthann Greenzweig)

    Lady Alice, Lady Eliza and Lady Violet Manners

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    Lady Alice, Lady Eliza and Lady Violet Manners (AKA “The No Manners Girls”)

    Topsy Taylor (born Lesley Taylor)

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    Topsy Taylor (born Lesley Taylor)

    Peter Dinklage

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    Peter Dinklage

    Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olson

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    Olivier Sarkozy and Mary-Kate Olson

    Nina Campbell

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    Nina Campbell

    Crispin Baynes

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    Crispin Baynes

    Bill Martin

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    Bill Martin MBE (born William Wylie MacPherson)

    Henry Blofeld

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    Henry Blofeld OBE (AKA “Blowers”, “Tycoon” and “Typhoon”)

    Emma Sayle

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    Emma Sayle

    Nancy Cunard

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    Nancy Cunard (1896 – 1965)

    Elliot Bssila

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    Elliot Bssila

    Joudie Kalla

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    Joudie Kalla

    Ross O’Connell Jennings

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    Ross O’Connell Jennings

    Alexa Jago

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    Alexa Jago

    Claire Zambuni

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    Claire Zambuni

    Amanda Eliasch

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    Amanda Eliasch (née Amanda Brown)

    Charlie Anson

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    Charlie Anson

    Louis-Marie de Castelbajac

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    Count Louis-Marie de Castelbajac

    Jeremy Lloyd

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    Jeremy Lloyd OBE (1930 – 2014)

    Sandra Howard

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    Sandra Howard, Lady Howard (née Sandra Paul)

    Anne Naysmith

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    Anne Naysmith (1937 - 2015, AKA “The Rag Lady of Chiswick”)

    Claudine Longet

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    Claudine Longet

    fantasy cyclist

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    The Fantasy Cyclist

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    Sarah, Duchess of York (AKA “Fergie”, née Sarah Ferguson)

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    Fredrik Eklund

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    Sir Gerald Nabarro (AKA “Old Whiskers” and “The Abominable Showman”, 1913 – 1973)

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    Lord Bell (Tim Bell, Baron Bell of Belgravia)

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    Teresa Gorman

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    Julia Child (1912 – 2004)

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    Keith Floyd (1943 – 2009)

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    Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO (1880 – 1963)

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    Dan Bilzerian (AKA "Blitz")

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    Cognac Wellerlane

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    Thai Dang Cao (1953 – 2014)

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    Craig Brazier

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    Alejandro Flores

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    Doris Thompson

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    Gloria Minghella MBE (AKA “the Queen Mum of the Isle of Wight”, 1930 – 2014)

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    Clarissa Dickson Wright (1947 – 2014)

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    Wayne Bryson

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    Mary The Elephant (AKA ‘Murderous Mary’)

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    Fred Dibnah MBE (1938 – 2004)

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    Emeritus Professor Jane Somerville

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    Russell Brand

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    Cindy Crawford

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    Lady Camilla Bloch (born Lady Camilla Bingham)

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    Terry Deary

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    Dame Norma Major DBE

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    Jeannette Etheredge

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    Michael “Chalky” White

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    Nubar Gulbenkian (Armenian: Նուբար Սարգիս Գյուլբենկյան, 1896 – 1972)

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    Huguette Clark (1906 – 2011)

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    Viola Herms Drath (1920 – 2011)

    Ian Towning

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    Ian Towning

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    Ryan Lochte (nicknames 'Reezy' and 'The Lochtenator')

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    Jerry Hall

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    Austin 7 man

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    Martin the Poet

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    The Waitrose Clepto

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    Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba (1926 – 2014)

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    Tim Tebow

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    The Most Hon the Marquess of Bath

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    Judy Joo

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    Toby Flood

    Justin Timberlake

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    Justin Timberlake

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    Jeremy Blake and Theresa Duncan (1971 – 2007 and 1966 – 2007)

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    Norman Balon

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    Bubble (2012 – 2013)

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    Dr. Vanessa Neumann

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    Martin Miller (1946 - 2013)

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    Lady Docker (Norah Docker, née Norah Turner and also Norah Callingham and Lady Collins, 1905 – 1983)

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    Beverly Cohen

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    Patricia Kluge (née Rose)

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    Charmian Brent (better known as Charmian Biggs)

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    David Nalbandian

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    April Ashley MBE (born Toni Jamieson)

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    Scott Disick

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    Andrew Embiricos (1985 – 2011)

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    Shireen Ritchie, The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Ritchie (1945 - 2012)

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    Eugene Carokis

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    Anouska Hempel (Lady Weinberg)

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    Joseph "Joey" Barton

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    Neil & Christine Hamilton

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    Iris Apfel

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    Marisa Masters (1925 – 2016)

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    1. It’s the falls that will make her realise how dangerous a sport race riding is. She has been given armchair rides and will no doubt have a very experienced National Hunt horse when she starts point to pointing. I learnt from the bad horses more than I learned from the good ones. Let’s just hope the publicity that she is doing this for doesn’t leave her badly injured. You cannot buy experience no matter how much money Betfair throw at this project. An inexperienced rider only has to sit on and steer and hopefully not interfere too much with the horse that knows more than the jockey! I have seen many horses win despite the mistakes done by the jock on top!

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