Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Kevin Whatley's grandfather was rector of Church Stretton

The Shropshire Star leads us to our Trivial Fact of the Day:
In the long-running detective drama Inspector Morse, actor Kevin Whately played the role of Det Sgt Robbie Lewis, the no-nonsense Geordie who served as the perfect foil to the highbrow, Oxford-educated title role. 
Off-screen though, it was a different story altogether. While Morse was played by John Thaw, who grew up in the tough Longsight area of Manchester, Whately was the grandson of the Rev Herbert Whately, the Oxford-educated former rector of Church Stretton.
Reader's voice: It's not that interesting, is it?

Liberal England replies: No, but I wanted to use this photo of St Laurence’s, Church Stretton.

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