Famous footballers, Cricketers, Musicians, Chess Champions and Actors are just a small selection on the large list of the different and diverse occupations of some of the inhabitants of the West Midlands area. Born in Birmingham itself or nearby Solihull and the surrounding area come several well-known celebrities, including Barbara Cartland, Jasper Carrott, Neville Chamberlain, John Curry and Nigel Mansell.

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Living in the West Midlands area offers a wide range of work options, leisure activities and home improvement opportunities.  Whether you’re looking to move to the area or extend your current property already there you could contact a variety of House Extensions Solihul companies and discuss your options.  Just visiting the area and want to stay where the celebrities hang out, then take a beak at the Hotel Du Vin, a luxurious, well run establishment frequented by Simon Cowell along with Ant and Dec while filming the X Factor auditions.

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It’s not only famous musicians, politicians, actors, dancers and television presenters that herald from Birmingham and the West Midlands area but inventors such as Sir Alfred Bird who produced for us the scrumptious, creamy, yellow culinary delight that is custard powder was also born there. Car maker Frederick, William Lanchester who made the very first petrol driven car was also a resident of the area. Several, highly acclaimed actors and actresses have been born and raised in the West Midlands including; Ian lavender, Trevor Eve, Adrian Lester, Pat Roach and Julie Walters.