Local Celebrities - Famous & Not So .....

OMD (Orchestral Manoevres in The Dark)

One of The Wirral Peninsula's most well know faces is Andy McCluskey from OMD is from Meols. Famously, to those old enough to remember OMD had a track called 'Red Frame White Light' which referred to the Public Telephone Box between the church and the Railway Inn. Hidden within the lyrics was the telephone number of the telephone box.

The Coral

The Coral's North West background shows itself in the kind of musical heritage that the band draws on - 60s Merseybeat pop mixes with Beatles-esque rhymes with a few sea shanties and hints of Russian folksongs.Dylan, The Beatles and the Stones." The band members met at school in Hoylake back in 1996, learned to play their instruments together, then started writing their own music

The Coral. Sea shanties and Russian Dancing, The Album is good and a film crew turned up to Hoylake for the production of the eagerly awaited 'Lazy Rider'. A short film was made about Hoylake ostensibly in the style of ' Easy Rider' - but basically just the lads messing around on some clapped out BMX bikes and who said Hoylake was just plain boring?!

Morecombe and Wise did not actually meet in Hoylake.However,Morecombe won a talent contest in Hoylake.The first prize was an audition in the Jack Hylton show. Ernie was already appearing in this show. That's how they met as we understand it

Chris Boardman during his olympic gold medal win in the 1992 olympics,was shacked up in a house in walker street.

The Bird family of Hoylake provided the coxswain and crew members of the "Hoylake Lifeboat" for many years and possibly still do. Whilst Glenda Jackson may have become famous through the arts and laterly politics I dont think she did anything for the town which could rival the achievements of this local family some of whom are, or were, related to her. That 'Women In Love' film that Glenda starred in, was not too bad though, especially the open fire love scene

Julian Lennon, went to Kingsmead School in Hoylake (can anyone remember him?) Whilst attending Kingsmead Boarding School in 1975 Julian Lennon become close friends with Justin Clayton. It was here that they learned to play rock and roll guitar thanks to the gym teacher, Mr Wynn. While at the school Julian and Justin formed a band. Julian played a Les Paul copy, a christmas present from his dad when Julian was 11.

He now has a bar in Puerto Portals on the island of Mallorca, called 'Red'. Julians mum Cynthia Lennon lived in Hoylake at the outbreak of the Second World War. She was born as Cynthia Powell in Blackpool on 10 September 1939 Cynthia Powell grew up first in Liverpool before moving to Hoylake. She has two elder brothers, Tony and Charles.

Daniel Craig, the 6th James Bond... Craig follows in the footsteps of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan in one of the biggest roles in show business.

Daniel Craig was born in Chester and grew up in Hoylake. He was a reluctant star and had to be forced to audition for his first school play, his former drama teacher said. Brenda Davies was working at Hilbre High School when 'Danny' Craig walked into a casting session for a production of Oliver in 1981.She said "Danny had tagged along with a friend who was auditioning for a part in Oliver. He just wanted to stay to watch his friend, and had no interest in auditioning. But I told him he could only stay if he auditioned too."He was adamant he wouldn't and my jaw nearly hit the floor when he eventually got up on the stage."He had such timing and range, and he had stage presence for a 13-year-old. But if you'd asked me then if we'd had the next Bond on our hands - I could only have told you then he had the potential."Craig left Wirral and went to London at the age of 16. He got into the Guildhall drama school at his third attempt, and his contemporaries included Ralph Fiennes and Ewan McGregor.His first major role was as Geordie Peacock in the drama Our Friends In The North. That followed with a role in Tomb Raider and played poet Ted Hughes opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in the film Sylvia.He had an on-off relationship with troubled supermodel Kate Moss, and has also been linked allegedly to actress Sienna Miller, his co-star in British gangster film Layer Cake.

Glenda Jackson - Actress Glenda jackson used to live in Alderley road, Hoylake

Stan Boardman - Comedian?

The Arc Band are on the way up as are the Mowgli Band and the Trampformers

HAWK (Hoylake and West Kirby Hard Knocks, Back in the 60's,70's

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Welcome to the Information Website about the North West Resorts of Hoylake, West Kirby and Meols on the Wirral Peninsula.

Hoylake was home to the 2006 British Open where Tiger Woods won the 135th British Open Championship at The Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Meols Drive.

These seaside villages are located at the northern tip of the Wirral Peninsula.

Hoylake,West Kirby & Meols are blessed with miles of beaches, promenades, Parks,Bowling Greens, Tennis,Golf, Horse Riding,Windsurfing and Sailing on the salt water Marine Lake and Sand Yachting. On a clear day, one can see the Blackpool Tower on the horizon.

Take a stroll along the promenades and watch the local fishermen at work.

The Wirral area is known as the "Leisure Peninsula" it being surrounded on three sides by water, the Irish Sea, the River Mersey and the River Dee.

The Viking settlers landed their boats here in 902AD and their influence is still evident. Liverpool the European Capital of Culture 2008 is only a twenty minute drive away or 30 minutes by the Mersey Rail Electric Railway.

The Roman city of Chester and the beauty of North Wales being 30 mins drive away.

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