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#1 Phil Rainford

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 19:49

With the UK about to be gripped with General Election fever ( or not ) the Daily Mail has unearthed a motor racing connection.....


Glen Kidston who won Le Mans in 1930 with Bentley was married to Nancie Miriel Denise Soames in 1925.

Following Kidston's death in an air crash in 1931 his widow later married Edmund Charles Reginald Sheffield.

They had four children, the youngest of which was Sir Reginald Adrian Berkley Sheffield.

Sir Reginald later married Lady Annabel Astor.

Their eldest daughter was born Samantha who in 1996 married David Cameron who possibly could be the next Prime Minister

History lesson over :)


PAR

Edited by Phil Rainford, 03 May 2010 - 19:51.


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#2 Tim Murray

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 21:24

Sam Cam's mum was Annabel Lucy Veronica Jones when she married Sir Reg in 1969. After that marriage broke down she married Viscount Astor in 1976; only then did she become Lady Astor.

#3 arttidesco

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 21:50

So Cameron is married to a 'Bentley Girl' ?

#4 scheivlak

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 23:16

So Cameron is married to a 'Bentley Girl' ?

Or a Bentley Girlie?

Anyway, as is widely known Nick Clegg's family bonds are far more international (his mother Hermance van den Wall Bake is Dutch), and amongst his cousins is one of the really smart and influential international voices on sport and sponsoring, Frank van den Wall Bake http://www.vdwbconsult.nl/en/wswv.html

Edited by scheivlak, 03 May 2010 - 23:18.


#5 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 04:40

So the wife of someone in racing remarried someone else not involved in racing?

#6 Allan Lupton

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:37

So the wife of someone in racing remarried someone else not involved in racing?

as you would, I'd say. . .

#7 wenoopy

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:34

as you would, I'd say. . .


Unless you were Barbara Hutton, although perhaps Prince Troubetzkoy and Porfirio Rubirosa weren't really "in" motor racing anyway.

#8 David McKinney

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:37

More "in" than most of us, Wenoopy :lol:

And, as any fule kno, her son by yet another husband, was very "in"

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 12:15

More "in" than most of us, Wenoopy :lol:

And, as any fule kno, her son by yet another husband, was very "in"


How Very True.

But the contribution of each of them to motor sport history was minimal.

#10 Rob 123

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 13:35

How Very True.

But the contribution of each of them to motor sport history was minimal.

Are there any former racing driver turned UK MP's? Or any UK MP's who race?

#11 David McKinney

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 14:37

A couple of members of the House of Lords race

#12 TennisUK

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 19:57

A couple of members of the House of Lords race

Paul Drayson

#13 timnevinson

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 23:31

Hesketh and Cark spring to mind, and didn't Paddy Ashdown have a go?

#14 arttidesco

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Posted 04 May 2010 - 23:50

Didn't the House of Lords race against The House of Commons in the Shellsport Ford Escorts in some sort of charity event at Brands Hatch somewhere around the mid seventies ?

#15 rateus

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:50

Didn't the House of Lords race against The House of Commons in the Shellsport Ford Escorts in some sort of charity event at Brands Hatch somewhere around the mid seventies ?

This was an annual event for many years - Richard Burden, MP for Birmingham Northfield, states on his website that he's a former winner and he only became an MP in 1992.

#16 D-Type

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 20:58

Mark Thatcher competed one time - deputising for Mum.

(And before anyone asks, he didn't get lost once out of sight of the start line.) :p