From silver screen and sporting arena, to the political stage, men and women from Caerphilly County Borough have helped make and shape history.
The names of some of our famous sons and daughters spring readily to mind, those old enough will remember Caerphilly born Tommy Cooper and his catchphrase “Just like that”. Many of you will remember those who made or are still making their mark in sport, from boxing Joe Calzaghe, snooker’s Darren Morgan to rugby’s Steve Fenwick and Alun Pask.
The county borough has also produced a number of musical heroes including the Manic Street Preachers, Julian Cope, Steve Strange and Ricky Valance, the first artist in Wales to have a number one hit, Tell Laura I Love Her, which sold over a million copies in 1960.
The Chronicle website celebrates the lives of these people, and others like them, whose courage, determination and sense of adventure have played a part in shaping the county.
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