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GHeather Report 11 Apr 2013 14:27

Some very interesting replies brill! I suppose there are a number of famous people from the past... we would have liked to have met.


Paula+ Report 11 Apr 2013 15:20

I would love to meet Elizabeth Fry she was a compassionate and determined woman who dedicated much of her adult life to helping those in need. She became the UK's most important woman penal reformer. Although known for her prison work, she also supported many other causes. She proposed reforms for mental asylums and worked for nursing standards. She supported moves for the education of working women and to provide better housing for the poor. She also founded hostels and soup kitchens for the homeless and destitute.


martynsue Report 11 Apr 2013 15:38

i often wonder what he was like as a person,doing exactly what he wanted,
(example)-- cutting ties with the catholic church because they would not give him a annulment on his marriage to catherine of aragon,
he was obsessed with ann boelyn until jane seymore came on the scene etc,
either at war with france or spain,i wonder what his thought's were and how he would cope being a monarch in these day's.


GeordiePride Report 11 Apr 2013 15:51

Apart from the person I mentioned in my previous post I would also have liked to meet George Stephenson - A brilliant engineer in the 1800 - Does Stephenson's ROCKET ring a bell.

PAULA - When Elizabeth Fry appeared on the reverse side of a fiver I had never heard of her so I googled her. I was absolutely amazed at her wonderful contribution to society - An amazing women.



LilyL Report 11 Apr 2013 15:54

Charles 11! I'd love to have had an audience with him!


Paula+ Report 11 Apr 2013 15:56

GP I agree and she was born in 1780, so she really was a woman before her time.


AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 17:51

Gins - Marilyn Monroe - good call that one

I absolutely loved her, tragic life on the whole


AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 17:51

Lee Harvey Oswald would be interesting - did he or did he not kill JFK?


Cooper Report 11 Apr 2013 17:59

Emma Darwin,

I visited her marital home and would love to find out more about her Wedgewood family



ChrisofWessex Report 11 Apr 2013 18:29



GeordiePride Report 11 Apr 2013 18:41

I would loved to have met Audrey Hepburn when she made "Breakfast at Tiffanys" in 1961. She was absolutely beautiful.



Island Report 11 Apr 2013 18:48

Oh what the heck.........

Elvis ;-) :-D

AnnC, LHO - good one :-)


GinN Report 11 Apr 2013 18:49

Elizabeth 1 has always fascinated me. The strongest of the Tudors, and as she said of herself, she had the body of a woman but the heart and mind of a king. Pity that the Tudor dynasty died with her.

I'd like to ask herif she really died a virgin!


Gins Report 11 Apr 2013 18:54

She was absolutely beautiful she was. Not just her looks, she 'had' something, grace?


GeordiePride Report 11 Apr 2013 19:16

GINS - You are quite right - Grace, Elegance and Beauty sums her up completely.

I can picture myself taking her for a drink in a Sheffield Workingman's Club and watching the men's jaws drop as we walk through the door then off for a chip butty afterwards. :-D :-D :-D



AnnCardiff Report 11 Apr 2013 19:19

Oliver Cromwell is allegedly in my family tree - Uncle Ollie in our house!!!! It is quite feasible actually


GHeather Report 11 Apr 2013 19:31

Brill replies, I enjoyed reading them all, thanks to you ALL for posting! :-D <3 ;-)


GHeather Report 11 Apr 2013 19:34

LilyL, I think you would have liked to have met Charles II ? Anyway, Thomas Heather was Chaplain to him, my own surname, he maybe linked to my family ?


SheilaWestWilts Report 11 Apr 2013 19:59

Julius Caesar - find him fascinating. I guess I would have to brush up on my Latin though :-D


Gins Report 11 Apr 2013 20:09

Sheffield Workingman's Club!

GP...try Ecclesall Road, Sheffield