Of course, we couldn’t create a list featuring everyone who is famous for living under the shadow of the railway viaduct – but here are some people you know, and some you may be surprised to know, who have lived or worked in our great town.
1. Rebecca Adlington
30-year-old Rebecca was born in Mansfield in 1989 and won two gold medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 400-metre freestyle and 800-metre freestyle. Now retired from competitive swimming she is a swimming pundit and the Sherwood Swimming Baths have been renamed the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre when it reopened after refurbishment in January 2010
Photo: Marie Caley
2. Richard Bacon
Richard went to school at St Peter's Church of England Primary on Bellamy Road, Mansfield before going to Worksop College. The 44-year-old became a household name when he landed a presenting role on CBBC's Blue Peter. His other TV roles include The Big Breakfast, Good Morning Britain. In 2016 Bacon became the presenter of The National Geographic Channel's documentary/panel discussion TV series, Explorer.
Photo: Anne Shelley
3. Kris Commons
The Mansfield-born retired footballer made his career debut with Stoke City in 2000, he then played at Nottingham Forest, Derby, and Celtic in Scotland. As his grandmother was Scottish he was able to represent the country on 12 occasions and retired in 2017.The Mansfield-born retired footballer made his career debut with Stoke City in 2000, he then played at Nottingham Forest, Derby, and Celtic in Scotland. As his grandmother was Scottish he was able to represent the country on 12 occasions and retired in 2017.
Photo: Alexei Filippov
4. Stephen Critchlow
Stephen, born 16 November 1966, is a British actor notable for his work in the theatre and appearances on radio series such as Truly, Madly, Bletchley, The Way We Live Right Now and Spats, along with radio episodes of Torchwood and Doctor Who and is currently appearing in the West End version of The 39 Steps.
Photo: Steve Taylor