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Unofficial Who's Who for Notts enters Archives
Andy Whittaker (left) presents the unofficial Who's Who to the Nottinghamshire Archives
Andy Whittaker (left) presents the local Who's Who to the Notts Archives

A list of prominent Nottinghamshire people in 2010 has become part of the Nottinghamshire Archives.

The document was compiled by BBC Radio Nottingham presenter Andy Whittaker and his listeners.

He said: "I wanted to celebrate the Nottinghamshire people who deserve some recognition."

To make it into the county's unofficial Who's Who the individual had to be a real person, be connected to our county and be alive.

Archives are the building blocks of history from which historians can interpret the past.

Nottinghamshire Archives locate, collect and preserve the county's archives and make them available for public access where appropriate.

Nottinghamshire's names A - D

Ahsen Bhatti (known to everyone as Ace) is a Nottingham born actor. Along with fellow Grease Monkeys (2003) star Karl Collins, he was one of the original members of the Nottingham Central Junior Television Workshop. His previous credits include Cardiac Arrest, Band of Gold, Holby City, Coronation Street and many other dramas.

Alan Bailey is a sound engineer who helped set up Nottingham's commercial radio stations and also wrote the book "208 It Was Great!", about his years with the world famous Radio Luxembourg.

Alan Meale is the Member of Parliament for Mansfield and has been since 1987.

Alan Oakley is the designer of the Raleigh Chopper.

Alan Sillitoe is the Nottingham author, best known for his novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning. Alan Sillitoe was given the freedom of city of Nottingham in 2008.

Alan Simpson is the Member of Parliament for Nottingham South and has been since 1992.

Alistair Bow is chairman of Nottingham Rugby Club.

Alvin Lee was born in Mansfield and lead singer of rock band Ten Years After, made famous by appearing at Woodstock.

Alvin Stardust is a pop star who grew up in Mansfield. His hits included Red Dress and My Coo Ca Choo.

Andrew Redfern is Nottinghamshire homeless charity Framework's Chief Executive.

Andy Cole is a former Premiership footballer from Nottingham who was part of the multi-trophy winning Manchester United sides of the 1990s.

Andy Whittaker is the BBC Radio Nottingham presenter who brought the Big Night Out to Nottingham and is also the man who had the idea to construct this Who's Who list.

Anne Carter is the mother of Sally Anne, who started the funding to set up the Tuberous Sclerosis Association, with help from Dennis McCarthy and BBC Radio Nottingham. She is still involved in working for the charity.

Ann Bremner is the founder and manager of the Friary Centre at West Bridgford which helps homeless people.

Ann Marie Spence has been nominated for her work to secure more bone marrow donors after the death of her son Joel Picker Spence.

Ann Morris is a well known character at the City Ground who has been involved with Forest for well over 40 years. Ex-players, football reporters and managers all seek her out to say hello. She is 81 and still works every match day.

Barry Day OBE is the executive principal of the Nottingham Academy who turned around the fortunes of what was the Greenwood Dale School.

Barry Howard is an actor who made his theatre debut in a Shakespeare season at the Comedy Theatre and toured extensively in numerous plays. The Nottingham born and based actor is well known as the champion ballroom dancer Barry Stuart-Hargreaves in the TV series Hi-De-Hi!

Bill Furniss is a well known Nottinghamshire swimming coach who trained double Olympic gold medal winner Rebecca Adlington.

Billy Ivory is a Nottinghamshire playwright, screen writer and Notts County fan.

Bruce Dickinson is the lead vocalist with Iron Maiden and was born in Worksop.

Carl Alvey and Robert Dunn and were the first students to walk to the South Pole in 2004. Carl is the older of the two.

Carl Froch is a Nottingham boxer and current world super-middleweight champion.

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

Winter Olympics 1984: Watch Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean skate to gold

Caroline Bell Foster is the author of urban novels Ladies Jamaican and Caribbean Whispers. In Jamaica Caroline is known as 'The Caribbean's leading lady of love'. Caroline lives in Nottingham.

Charlie Creed-Miles is a Nottingham born actor who won a handful of TV and film roles in his teens before his first lead in The Punk (1993). His big break came when Luc Besson cast him as David in The Fifth Element (1997). Shortly after he was praised at Cannes for his outstanding portrayal of junkie Billy in Nil By Mouth (1997).

Chris Broad is a former Nottinghamshire County cricket club player, now an official in world cricket.

Chris Gascoyne is an actor born in Huthwaite, Sutton-in-Ashfield, who has played Peter Barlow in Coronation Street since December 2000. He trained at Central School Of Speech And Drama. His other TV credits include The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (BBC1) as Barry Kent; Soldier, Soldier (Central, 1997) as Tony Rossi; The Locksmith (BBC1).

Chris Sutton was born in Nottingham, but has been nominated for Scottish Footballer of the Year! He had his best season for Celtic when his team won the double. He scored 19 goals in 25 appearances, including hat-tricks against Kilmarnock FC and Dundee United FC. The price Blackburn paid for Sutton was then a British record fee.

Christopher Dean is a former Nottinghamshire policeman turned gold medal winning ice dancer with Jane Torvill.

Christopher Urbanowicz is a musician, born is Aslockton, Nottinghamshire, who is the lead guitarist and synthesiser player of the indie rock band Editors.

Claire Spence is a Nottingham born actress whose credits include Doctors, Primeval, numerous commercials and, in 2009, received rave reviews for her portrayal of Madam in The Maids by Jean Genet.

Clare Brown is the Nottingham based author of novels including Dream Laboratory.

Colin Slater is BBC Radio Nottingham's legendary Notts County correspondent.

Corinne Drewery is a Nottinghamshire musician and singer who still performs lead vocals with her group Swing Out Sister.

Councillor Brian Grocock was nominated for his work in Bestwood, Nottingham.

Craig Hammond has been Nottingham Rugby Club's captain since 2002.

Dale Winton is a TV presenter who started his career as a Nottingham radio presenter.

Dame Stella Rimmington is the former head of MI5. She grew up in Nottinghamshire.

Dan Hardy is the Nottingham boxer who is fighting for the UFC title belt in April.

Darren Huckerby is a footballer born in Nottingham in 1976. On loan at Nottingham Forest during 2002-2003, the striker only played 11 games for his hometown club. He's also played for Lincoln, Newcastle United, Coventry City, Leeds, Manchester City and Norwich City.

Dave Bartram is Nottingham's legendary fish man, who sells from pub to pub.

Dave Watson was brought up in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire. After work as a farm labourer and trainee electrician, he trialled with Notts County and became a professional footballer aged 20. During his career he won an FA Cup medal in 1973 with Sunderland and a League Cup medal with Manchester City in 1976. Dave's career ended where it had begun at Notts County. His playing career spans clubs such as Rotherham United, Werder Bremen, Southampton, Stoke City and Derby County plus 65 full England appearances.

David Shearman is the senior minister of the Christian Centre on Talbot Street in Nottingham who has served the city for over three decades.

Derek Randall is the Retford born former Nottinghamshire and England cricketer.

Dr Janet Folkes is a Notts balloonist of Burton Joyce who works at Nottingham University. She holds several world records in ballooning including the Women's longest time spent aloft in a balloon.

Dr Mike Sokel is an oncologist at Nottingham City Hospital, described as a "truly amazing person" by some of his patients.

Dr Nigel Chapman is Nottinghamshire's coroner.

Dr Stewart Adams is the inventor of Ibuprofen.

Dr Simon Fischel is the fertility specialist from the Park Clinic in Nottingham who has been a pioneer in the field.

Dr Tim Brabants is the Olympic champion who won gold in kayaking at the Beijing Olympics in 2009. He's also a doctor at Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre.

Doug Scott (CBE) is the mountaineer, born in Nottinghamshire, who, along with Dougal Haston, was the first to make an ascent of the southwest face of Mount Everest on 24 September 1975.

Nottinghamshire's names E - L

Eileen Measures CBE promoted the Nottingham Lace Industry, through exports and through her love of the product. Throughout the seventies, eighties and nineties, she was on the board at Guy Birkin, and later was chairman. Now Eileen spends her time chairing or sitting on various national and local organisations and committees, still giving to the community.

Fiona Thornewill is the Nottinghamshire polar explorer who holds records for being the first woman to ski to both geographic poles and being the fastest (man or women) to ski to the South Pole. She was also named the 2004 European Woman of Achievement.

Gary Imlach is a Nottingham born author, journalist and broadcaster. His biography of his father won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2005.

Gary Smerdon-White is a local businessman and management consultant involved in many ventures over the years in Nottinghamshire, most recently as Chair of Nottingham Contemporary.

Geoff Huckstep is the chief executive of the National Ice Centre and Nottingham Arena which brings the big entertainment names to Nottingham. He has also just stepped down after several years running Nottingham Rugby Club.

Councillor Graham Chapman is nominated for his work for his ward over many years as a councillor in Nottingham.

Geoff Hoon is the Member of Parliament for Ashfield and has been since 1992. He is also a former Defence Secretary, Transport Secretary, Leader of the House of Commons and Labour Chief Whip.

Giles Croft is the longest serving artistic director at the Nottingham Playhouse.

Graham Allen is the Member of Parliament for Nottingham North and has been since 1992.

Graham Russell is the guitarist and singer with soft rock band Air Supply, famous for I'm All Out of Love. He was born in Sherwood.

Hayley Turner is the Nottinghamshire female jockey who became the first woman to ride 100 winners in a year.

Ian Paice is the Nottingham born drummer with Deep Purple.

Jack Denman is a nationally known theatrical and variety agent based in Nottingham.

James Rawson is the Nottinghamshire athlete who has competed in six Paralympics and won Team Gold in 1992 at the Barcelona games. He has also won numerous other Paralympic Medals, World and European Championship medals.

Jan Kopinski is a jazz musician who has been at the forefront of the UK scene for over 25 years with his band Pinski Zoo. Jan is still resident in Nottingham and has more recently been seen at the Broadway Cinema performing live soundtracks to silent film classics.

Jayne Torvill is the former Nottingham insurance clerk turned gold medal winning ice dancer with Christopher Dean.

Jenny Farr OBE is a former high sheriff who has worked tirelessly for children's charities.

Nottingham boxer Carl Froch
Boxer Froch, cricketer Broad and golfer Westwood are in our Who's Who

Jer Bulsara is Freddie Mercury's mum, who now lives in Nottinghamshire.

Jermaine Jenas is a footballer who grew up in Nottingham and formerly played for Nottingham Forest in the 2001/02 season.

Jermaine Pennant started playing football at his hometown Notts County FC. He made his debut against Sheffield United, coming on as a substitute at the age of 15. After just two league games for Notts County he signed for Arsenal in a £2m deal.

John Bird is a television and stage satirist who grew up in Nottingham and attended the city's High Pavement Grammar School. He received an honorary degree from the University of Nottingham in 2002. Appearances in Bremner, Bird and Fortune, along with Rory Bremner and John Fortune, led to nominations for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award.

John Harvey is the author of the Resnick novels who first came to Nottingham as a teacher. The first Resnick novel, Lonely Hearts, was published in 1989, and was named by The Times as one of the 100 Greatest Crime Novels of the Century.

John Heppell is the Member of Parliament for Nottingham East and has been since 1997.

John Irons has been in the 6th Boys Brigade (Mansfield Street) since the age of six and is now, at the age of 63, the Captain.

John Mann is the Member of Parliament for Bassetlaw and has been since 2001.

John McGovern is the former footballer and now football pundit, part of the European Cup winning side for Nottingham Forest.

John Keys is currently celebrating 25 years as Director of Music at Nottingham's civic church, St.Mary's. He is an organist and choirmaster who is internationally known.

John Robertson played for Nottingham Forest when they were at the peak of their success under manager Brian Clough, notably scoring the only goal in a 1-0 victory in the 1980 European Cup Final against Hamburg.

John Stirland is a Nottinghamshire gardening expert who regularly appears on radio and TV, usually with Martin Fish.

John Whetton was a Nottinghamshire Olympic athlete.

John Wilkes is one of the founding fathers of Nottingham Christian Youth Holidays which is celebrating it's 25th year in 2010.

Jon McGregor is an author who's first book, If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, was nominated for the 2002 Booker Prize, won the Betty Trask Prize and won the Somerset Maugham Award in 2003. He lives in Nottingham and is a founder member of the Nottingham Writers' Studio.

Joy James is a singer, actress, Colwick Parish councillor and author of "Yo'd Mek A Parson Swear, Yo'd Mek A Parson Swear...Again and Bog All To Swear About.

Julian Marsh is a Nottingham architect and a five-times RIBA Award winner. His city based company Marsh:Grochowski architects, was responsible for the design of Hart's Hotel, The DH Lawrence Pavillion at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Playhouse Square Sky Mirror in collaboration with artist Anish Kapoor.

Julian Siegel is a jazz saxophonist, bass player and teacher who is in high demand from American and European musicians, wanting him to play in their ensembles.

Karl Collins is an actor from Clifton, Nottingham, who has been in The Bill and a Doctor Who Christmas Special.

Ken Clarke is the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and current MP for Rushcliffe.

Kenneth Alan Taylor is the writer and director of the Nottingham Playhouse pantomime, and has been for the last quarter of a century.

Lee Westwood is a Nottinghamshire golfer and current European champion.

Nottinghamshire's names M - S

Magdi Shehata is a Nottinghamshire surgeon who's helped countless people with keyhole surgery and kidney transplants.

Malcolm McMahon is the Catholic Bishop of Nottingham.

Marcus Clarke is Nottingham's award-winning puppeteer who is behind some of the best loved puppets in film and television.

Margaret Harrison is a Nottingham historian and Blue Badge guide.

Margaret Humphries is the Nottinghamshire Social Worker who uncovered the extent and plight of child migrants sent to Australia and founded the Child Migrants Trust. Her story is currently being turned into a Hollywood film called Oranges & Sunshine.

Martin Fish is a Nottinghamshire gardening expert who regularly appears on radio and TV, usually with John Stirland.

Martin Johnson from Farnsfield is a sound designer, audio editor and music composer for Doctor Who. He works on the audio dramas broadcast on BBC7 and released on CD worldwide. He is also behind the orchestral music score for the Dalek Masterplan stage play.

Martin O'Neil is the football manager who made his name as a player as part of Nottingham Forest 'Golden Era'.

Mathew Horne is a Nottinghamshire actor and comedian who, with James Corden, shot to fame in the TV comedy show Gavin and Stacy.

Michael Rowen is the current High Sherriff of Nottinghamshire.

Michelle Wegwart is the director of Magdala Opera Chorus in Nottingham and an internationally renowned singing teacher who also teaches at the Bastille opera house in Paris. She has developed many projects working with and inspiring disadvantaged and under privileged children through Opera.

Mick Brookes is the General Secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers and was the head teacher of Sherwood Junior School in Warsop.

Mike Cooke is chief executive of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, the local mental health and learning disability trust.

Mike Thornewill is a Nottinghamshire polar explorer.

Mitch Stevenson is a Nottinghamshire businessman who has been heavily involved in the regeneration of Nottingham.

Mogs is a saxophonist busker who has been a regular musical feature on the streets of Nottingham city centre for the last 25 years.

Nathan Robertson is an Olympic silver medallist in badminton and an inspiration to hundreds of young players in the county.

Neil Ribbens from Nottingham is better known as Jon O'Bir and is a world renowned trance DJ.

Nicola Monaghan is the author of novels like The Killing Jar and Starfishing and is a founder member of the Nottingham Writer's Studio.

Nigel Clough, the footballer turned manager, was born in Sunderland in 1966. Son of the legendary Brian Clough, Nigel made his name at Nottingham Forest under his father and had a very impressive strike rate for a midfield player of a goal nearly every three games. He transferred to Liverpool for over £2m in 1993 and signed for Manchester City in 1996. He retired shortly after the start of the 1998-99 season and turned his hand to the management of Burton Albion and then Derby County. He also gained 14 full England caps.

Nick Palmer is the Member of Parliament for Broxtowe and has been since 1997.

Nigel Doughty is the owner and chairman of Nottingham Forest. He was born in Newark.

Norman Pace is an actor and comedian who grew up in Newark. He is best known as half of the comic partnership Hale and Pace.

Paddy Tipping is the Member of Parliament for Sherwood and has been since 1992.

Pamela Cook founded of the Cantamus Girls Choir in Mansfield.

Sensei Pasq Mura is a 5th Dan in karate and won the Gold medal at the 10th SKI World Championships held in 2009 in Athens. Pasq defeated the Israeli competitor in the final of the Masters category to become World Champion. He lives in Nottinghamshire.

Patrick Mercer is the Member of Parliament for Newark and Retford. He's also a former infantry officer in the British Army and journalist for the BBC. He recently published his first novel, To Do And Die, based on the real-life story of Anthony Morgan, who fought in the Crimean War.

The Right Reverend Paul Butler will be the new Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham from February 27, 2010.

Paul Daley is the Nottingham boxer who fights in front of huge worldwide audiences.

Paul Joyce is a Nottinghamshire musician and composer who is best known for composing TV themes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Disney. In 2001 Paul received an Ivor Novello for his theme to the animated series, Bob the Builder.

Paul Smith is the Nottingham clothes designer who's business now operates around the world.

Peter Bowles is an actor who moved to Nottingham at the age of six. He says he was always a show-off. His first TV credit was as a constable in an episode of The Last Chronicle of Barset in 1959. He later achieved widespread fame playing alongside Penelope Keith in To The Manor Born and other British comedies such as Only When I Laugh.

Peter Trembling is the owner of Notts County who is trying to turn around the fortunes of the oldest football club in the world.

Philip Gardiner is an author and award winning film maker from Mansfield Woodhouse. His books have been published in dozens of languages and he also hosts a TV chat show on Sky.

Philip Jackson is a Retford born actor, singer and television presenter, best known for his role as Chief Inspector Japp in the television series Poirot. He also played the Abbot, brother to the Sheriff of Nottingham, in Robin of Sherwood.

Professor Angus Wallace is a Nottingham A&E consultant involved in researching a new "brace" position for air travellers after treating victims of the Kegworth air crash. He famously saved a man's life on a long haul flight by doing heart surgery on him with a coat hanger and brandy to sterilise it.

Professor John Beckett is an academic at Nottingham University who lives in Beeston and specialises in local history. His conducted walks are said to be brilliant and very enlightening.

Ray Kilby is a director who made the film Token King which gave Samantha Morton her first starring role and was filmed in Nottingham.

Rebecca Adlington is the Mansfield swimmer who won two gold medals at the Beijing Olympics.

Richard Bacon is a BBC Radio presenter born in Mansfield.

Richard Whitehead was East Midlands Disabled Sports Personality of the Year 2009. He set a new world record at the Chicago Marathon in October 2009 and a new world record for the Bristol half marathon in 2009.

Ric Lee is the Mansfield born drummer from the band Ten Years After, made famous by appearing at Woodstock.

Robert Dunn and Carl Alvey were the first students to walk to the South Pole in 2004. Robert is the younger of the two.

Robert Lindsay is the Ilkeston born actor who went to college in Nottingham and began his working career at Nottingham Playhouse.

Robin Hood, the legend lives on and so do people playing his role.

Rosemary Squire grew up in Nottinghamshire but now runs a network of 39 UK theatres.

Ruth Johns is the founder of Family First.

Samantha Morton is the Hollywood actress who grew up in Nottingham.

Rosemary Squire
Theatre impresario Rosemary Squire is one of those listed

Sam Hynd is the disabled swimmer from Mansfield who won gold at the Beijing Paralympics.

Sat Bains is the Michelin starred chef whose restaurant is in Nottingham.

Scorzayzee is the Nottingham rapper who played himself in a Shane Meadows film.

Seamus McDonagh was the Notts County goalkeeper between 1983 - 1984. McDonagh also played for Ireland, Bolton, Sunderland and clubs in the USA. He lives in Nuthall, Nottinghamshire.

Seb Mahjouri is a Nottinghamshire actor who starred in the classic children's television show Woof!

Shane Meadows is a film maker who has lived in the city and chosen it as a location for some of his features. His films include This is England and Once Upon A Time in the Midlands.

Sherrie Hewson is a Nottinghamshire actress best known as Maureen in Coronation Street. She is now a regular on the TV show Loose Ladies.

Simon Francis is a footballer from Nottingham now playing for Southend despite being rejected by both Notts County and Nottingham Forest.

Simon Mayo is a former BBC Radio Nottingham presenter, now on BBC Radio 2 and 5 Live.

Sir Andrew Buchanan is Lord Lieutenant for Nottinghamshire.

Sir Peter Mansfield is the inventor of the MRI scanner and professor at the University of Nottingham.

Stan Lippeatt was for many years was the Flugel Horn player with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band. He was musical director at the Thoresby Colliery Band, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire (French Open Champions 2003), a position he held for 17 years. In the summer of 2009 Stan was appointed musical director of the EYMS Band. He still lives in Edwinstowe.

Stephen Booth is an award winning author of detective stories. He is a former Nottingham Evening Post journalist who lives in Nottinghamshire.

Stephen Lowe is a Nottinghamshire playwright. Among his plays is The Spirit of the Man, a tribute to Brian Clough, that premiered for the Nottingham Playhouse in June 2005.

Stuart Broad is a Nottinghamshire county cricket club player who helped secure the Ashes for England in 2009.

Stuart Pearce is a footballer turned manager who spent most of his time at Nottingham Forest, becoming a legend for club and country. He established himself as an uncompromising defender with a cannon shot (gaining the nickname "Psycho"). He became captain in 1987 and in the same year earned the first of 78 England caps which made him a household name. He spent more than ten years at Forest, most of it as club captain and briefly also as player manager, a caretaker role he held while the club found a long-term boss.

Su Pollard is an actress from Nottingham who shot to fame in TV series Hi De Hi.

Sven Goran Eriksson is the former England manager who is now the Director of Football at Notts County FC.

Nottinghamshire's names T-Z

Terry Scholey is an independent weather man who creates long range forecasts using the sun and the moon from his home in Radcliffe on Trent.

Tony Kofi is a Nottingham jazz saxophonist and member of the World Saxophone Quartet.

Tony Pickard is a former tennis player turned coach and is best known as the long time coach of Stefan Edberg. As a player he played at Wimbledon several times and also represented Great Britain in the Davis Cup. Tony captained the Davis Cup team led by Tim Henman and has also coached Greg Rusedski, Marat Saffin, Petr Korda and Anne Keothavong. He became President of the Nottinghamshire LTA in 2002 and is a Trustee of the Notts LTA.

The Right Reverend Tony Porter is the Bishop of Sherwood.

Trish Bergan is a Nottingham woman who works with the charity SAMM (Support after Murder and Manslaughter) and has become a campaigner on knife crime after her son was stabbed to death in the city.

Val Leivers will become the first female Rotary International District 1220 Governor on 1 July 2010 after 59 years of male Governors. Val and her husband Terry also work to provide better facilities and clean water for children in India. These projects total over £200,000 over the past three years. Val is also a teacher who now works in Nottingham Prison.

Vernon Coaker is the Member of Parliament for Gedling. He is a former Nottinghamshire teacher and is the current Schools Minister. He was previously a minister in the Home Office.

Viv Anderson is a former Nottingham Forest defender who became the first black player to represent England in a full international match. He came from Clifton.

Wally Swift is a former senior boxer from Nottingham who was in his heyday in the 1960s and 1970s.

Wendy Saviour is chief executive of NHS Nottinghamshire County and is responsible for a budget of more than £1billion, planning and funding healthcare for 660,000 local people.

To suggest someone for Nottinghamshire's Who's Who e-mail nottingham@bbc.co.uk with the names you'd like to add and the reasons why.

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