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IN THE REVAMPED and redesigned PEOPLE section I showcase a selection of individuals both famous and should-be-famous, whom I have met in person or corresponded with in the course of my work. There are also a few historical figures who I would like to have met and photographed! It's an eclectic mix and will build slowly into a representative sample. New entries appear on this page first.

RICKY TOMLINSON is one of the most famous actors in the UK. His credits include 'Boys from the Blackstuff', 'The Royle Family' and many more.
EWM says: I met and photographed Ricky during the making of the John McCormack film 'Derek'. He is larger than life, and as friendly and down to earth as you'd expect.

RAY KING is pictured here with his wife at the opening of the Hardrock Cafe Manchester in 2000. A staff journalist with the Manchester Evening News he writes articles on local and national issues as well as restaurant reviews.
EWM says: Ray is a great conversationalist, and his articles are often very outspoken.

PETER PORTLAND is pictured here at Books Etc in the Printworks on the occasion of a launch event for his recently-published book on ghost stories 'Around Haunted Manchester.
EWM says: Peter is a natural storyteller and captivated the audience with his descriptions of some of Manchester's ghosts.
KEITH BRADLEY is the Member of Parliament for the Withington constituency, which covers roughly the area from the river Mersey in the south to Wilbraham Rd in the north. Here he is pictured standing on Wilmslow Road Withington, with a Shearings 41 bus in the background.
EWM says: I first met Keith Bradley on a visit to the Houses of Parliament in 1987. This photo was taken after a Manchester Chamber of Commerce breakfast event.
GERRY YEUNG is co-owner of the Yang Sing, considered by many to be the best Chinese restaurant in Manchester. He is also a director on the board of Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
EWM says: Gerry Yeung is one of Manchester's best known businessmen, and has a very professional but approachable manner. He still makes light-hearted references to the Yang Sing fire of October 1997. Photo taken at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce breakfast event 30 May 03.

CLLR KATH ROBINSON is one of the deputy leaders of Manchester City Council. A Labour councillor for Burnage, she has She has worked hard to develop Manchester's twinning arrangement with Wuhan in China.
EWM says: Kath Robertson is friendly but forthright in the way she puts her views across. Photo taken after Manchester Chamber of Commerce breakfast event 30 May 03

CLLR ALISON FIRTH is a Liberal Democrat councillor for Withington. She also works at the John Rylands Library, pictured in the photo on the wall.
EWM says: Alison is closely involved in decisions affecting Wilmslow Road, which as she pointed out, is the busiest bus route in Europe! I met Alison a Manchester Chamber of Commerce breakfast event 30 May 03.

 

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