Eddie the Eagle : 1988
PA NEWS PHOTO 25/1/88: CHELTENHAM PLASTERER EDDIE EDWARDS (24) IN LONDON BEFORE FLYING OUT TO TRAIN WITH THE AMERICAN TEAM BEFORE THE WINTER OLYMPICS IN CALGARY. EDDIE IS TO BECOME BRITAIN'S FIRST OLYMPIC SKI-JUMPER. * 17/07/03 Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, Britain's most famous ski-jumper, who has taken off in a new direction - by graduating from university as a mature student. The 39-year-old former plasterer, shown here in training before he shot to fame in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, has spent the last three years studying law at De Montfort University, Leicester, and achieved a 2:2.
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Nana Mouskouri : 1975
NANA MOUSKOURI 1975: Greek singer Nana Mouskouri at the Chelsea Flower Show with her namesake, a white floribunda rose, raised by Patrick Dickson, which is making its debut this year. Nana's first big success, The White Rose of Athens, sold almost one and a half million records.
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Great British Adventurers - Lawrence of Arabia - 1927
Aircraftsman Thomas Edward Shaw on his motorcycle; a Brough Superior SS100. Shaw was better known as Lt Col T.E. Lawrence or 'Lawrence of Arabia - A major factor in the Desert War in WWI, an adviser to Prince Faisal during the Versailles Peace Conference, a renowned author and an archaeolgist. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1935.