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31. Cal Crutchlow: Coven­try-born pro­fes­sional mo­tor­cy­cle road racer who com­petes in the Mo­toGP World Cham­pi­onship. 32. Dick Howard: Coven­try Cathe­dral’s provost who called for for­give­ness in­stead of re­venge after Ger­man bombs dev­as­tated the build­ing on the night of Novem­ber 14, 1940. 33. Mar­lon Devon­ish MBE: Coven­try­born for­mer sprinter in the 100m and 200m whose most no­table medal­win­ning per­for­mance was win­ning gold in the 4 x 100m re­lay at the 2004 Sum­mer Olympics in Athens. 34. David Moor­croft OBE MBE: For­mer dis­tance run­ner from Coven­try whose ath­let­ics ca­reer spanned the late-1970s and 1980s. For­mer world record holder for 5,000m. 35. Neil Back MBE: Coven­try-born for­mer in­ter­na­tional rugby player for Eng­land and the Bri­tish and Ir­ish Lions. 36. Ian Bell MBE: War­wick­shire crick­eter born in Wals­grave, Coven­try, who was a key part of Eng­land’s Ashes vic­to­ries in 2005, 2009 and 2013. 37. Ran­dolph Turpin: Leam­ing­ton-born boxer who was con­sid­ered by some to be Europe’s best mid­dleweight boxer of the 1940s and 1950s. 38. Lee Child: Au­thor and writer born in Coven­try whose crime fic­tion and thrillers in­clude the Jack Reacher se­ries of nov­els. 39. Er­rol Christie: For­mer boxer raised in Rad­ford, Coven­try, who was the cap­tain of the English boxing team in the 1980s and Euro­pean cham­pion in 1983. 40. Dave Wil­letts: Lead­ing mu­si­cal star for nearly 30 years and the first per­son in the world to play the lead­ing roles in the two most suc­cess­ful shows of re­cent times, Les Mis­er­ables and Phan­tom of the Opera. 41. An­drew Davies: For­mer Coven­try lec­turer turned writer who is best known for his screen­plays and adap­ta­tions of nov­els, in­clud­ing A Very Pe­cu­liar Prac­tice, House of Cards, Brid­get Jones, Mid­dle­march and Pride and Prej­u­dice. 42. Danny Grew­cock MBE: Coven­try-born for­mer Eng­land rugby player who gained 69 caps and played for Bath, Sara­cens and the Bri­tish and Ir­ish Lions. 43. Sir Al­fred Her­bert: English in­dus­tri­al­ist and phi­lan­thropist. He funded the re­build­ing of Coven­try Cathe­dral and his legacy lives on in the Her­bert Art Gallery and Mu­seum. 44. Robin Parkin­son: Coven­try­born ac­tor most known for his com­edy roles. His TV ap­pear­ances in­clude ‘Allo ‘Allo, Dad’s Army, Ris­ing Damp, and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum. 45. Bil­lie Whitelaw CBE: Ac­tress born in Coven­try in 1932F. Film roles in­clude The Omen, Frenzy, The Krays and Hot Fuzz. 46. Tim Flow­ers: For­mer Eng­land goal­keeper born in Ke­nil­worth who played for Wolver­hamp­ton Wanderers, Southamp­ton, Black­burn Rovers and Le­ices­ter City. 47. Pearl Hyde MBE: For­mer Labour coun­cil­lor for Wals­grave who be­came the first fe­male Lord Mayor of Coven­try in 1957. 48. Gareth Ed­wards: Nuneaton-born film di­rec­tor, screen­writer, cin­e­matog­ra­pher, pro­duc­tion de­signer, and vis­ual ef­fects artist. 49. Bobby Gould: Born in Wyken, Gould started his ca­reer at Coven­try City and

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