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EYEWITNESS IN MANCHESTER PEOPLE
FAMOUS MANCHESTER PEOPLE: Fred Talbot

FRED TALBOT - GRANADA TV WEATHER PRESENTER EXTRAORDINAIRE


Born: Edinburgh, Dec 17, 1949
Lived in this area since: 1956
Place of residence: Altrincham
Schools: North Cestrian Grammar School 1961 - 1966
A Levels: Sale Grammar School
Hobby: Astronomy.
First tv weather broadcast: 1979
Recommended website: Sky and Telescopes Home Page:
www.skypub.com
Eyewitness: What does Manchester mean to you?
Fred: It's home. I like the north. I like Manchester, I like Liverpool. I don't like London - it's too big. And the great thing about the north is you can jump on a bus or on the Metrolink and in ten minutes you're in the countryside. It's friendly - you walk in a bar and people start talking.
Eyewitness: Does it really rain more in Manchester than in other parts of the country?
Fred: No, absolutely not - that's a myth - it goes back to the old days of cricket on the radio, before tv. We're actually one of the drier regions of the country, not much different from London. It's not that wet, it just seems that way!

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