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GREATEST NORTH WALIAN; your hero from Time to chose y 30 personalities our list of top 3.

Byline: ROB DAVIES

OVER the last 30 weeks, the Daily Post has profiled the 30 most prominent, significant individuals from North Wales - some long dead, others still very much alive.

It's an enormously varied list of individuals, all of whom have been nominated by readers.

The series has given us the chance to take a fresh look at some of the wonderful people who have enriched this region and helped put it on the world map.

It's been a chance to shine a spotlight on very eminent men and women, some of whom, with the march of time, have rather disappeared from view.

Two hugely important former prime ministers hail from North Wales - firstlyWilliam Gladstone whose name was synonymous with the Victorian era.

It was a remarkable experience to be able to speak to his great grandson of the same name in his study at Hawarden Castle - the very place where the great man lived.

And of course there is David Lloyd-George, whose memory lives on in a museum dedicated to him in the village where he grew up, Llanystumdwy.

Lawrence of Arabia conjures up an image of a war hero from the history books, yet his godson is alive and well and living in Colwyn Bay.

He is hugely knowledgeable about his famous relative and talked to the Daily Post at length about him.

John Lowe, grandson of the Titanic's fifth officer Godfrey Lowe, lives in Deganwy. He told us that his grandfather was in part the inspiration for him to follow in his footsteps and become a ship's captain, skippering cargo ships across the oceans.

We tracked down Nella Pryce, widow of Ruthin racing driver Tom Pryce, to her home in the south of France where she talked movingly of the bizarre race track tragedy which killed her husband in his prime.

But there are plenty of living legends on the list too, such as internationally-famous opera star Bryn Terfel, footballer Ian Rush, or enigmatic actor Rhys Ifans. There are also names from the distant past, not least our warrior prince Owain Glyndwer. Now it's up to readers to pick the greatest of the greats.

HOW TO VOTE HOW do you pick a winner from our list of top 30 North Walians? It's no easy task as all of them are greats in their own fields. Here's how you can vote:. By post: write to Rob Davies, Daily Post, Llandudno Junction, LL31 9ZD.

About the only thing they have in common is that they have all been nominated by readers. . By email: robdavies@dailypost.co.uk. Via our website: log on to www.dailypost.co.uk and follow the link on the home page.

You can only vote once and all entries must be received by 11am on Monday, January 25.

Now it's up to you to vote for the one who stands taller than the rest as our greatest figure from North Wales.

The winner will be announced in the Daily Post on Monday, February 1.

www.dailypost.co.uk Dawn French Timothy Dalton Carol Vorderman Jonathan Pryce William Gladstone David Lloyd-George Rocker Lemmy David Jones David Lloyd Trebor Jones Ian Rush Robin McBryde Glenys Kinnock Lawrence of Arabia Terry Jones Becky Brewerton Nerys Hughes Mike Peters Mark Hughes William Morgan HM Stanley David Edwards Hughes Rhys Ifans Tom Pryc e Jonny Buckland Tom James TOP 30 LIST Holyhead comedienne Dawn French Colwyn Bay actor Timothy Dalton Prestatyn Countdown star Carol Vorderman Holywell actor Jonathan Pryce Trelogan singer David Lloyd Blaenau tenor Trebor Jones Flint striker Ian Rush Menai Bridge rugby star Robin McBryde Rhyl actress Nerys Hughes Dyserth singer Mike Peters Wrexham footballer Mark Hughes Glyndyfrdwy Welsh prince Owain Glyndwer Penmachno translator William Morgan Denbigh explorer HM Stanley Hawarden PM William Gladstone Llanystumdwy PM David Lloyd-George Anglesey rocker Lemmy Pant Glas opera star Bryn Terfel Llanrwst campaigner David Jones Holyhead politician Glenys Kinnock Tremadog's Lawrence of Arabia Colwyn Bay comedian Terry Jones Abergele golfer Becky Brewerton Corwen inventor David Edwards Hughes Ruthin actor Rhys Ifans Ruthin racing driver Tom Pryce Pantymwyn Coldplay star Jonny Buckland Coedpoeth rower Tom James Llanrwst politician Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas Conwy Titanic hero Harold Godfrey Lowe

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Date:Jan 18, 2010
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