Congratulations to the lovely Brenda Blethyn, who's topped my poll to find our Greatest Living Thanetian following the sad death of Oliver Postgate. The Golden Globe winning actress and author comes (of course) from Ramsgate, and can often be seen at local events, or just shopping for gloves, here in the Millionaires' Playground.
Brenda came in well ahead of the equally lovely Dame Tracey Emin, who would have been my choice if she wasn't from Margate. Apart from me, that is. After a record breaking 89 votes, here's how it all ended up:
Question: Who's our Greatest Living Thanetian now that Oliver Postgate has passed away?
Actress Brenda Blethyn: 31% (28 votes)
Artist Dame Tracey Emin: 24% (22 votes)
Millionaire Richard Eastcliff: 15% (14 votes)
Squillionaire Ken Wills: 10% (9 votes)
Withnail creator Bruce Robinson: 5% (5 votes)
Fat bloke Buster Bloodvessel: 5% (5 votes)
Writing genius Iain Aitch: 3% (3 votes)
Hollywood star Tom Hanks: 3% (3 votes)
Click here to find out more about Brenda Blethyn at IMDb