VOTE: Cast your vote for the greatest Janner
THE final shortlist of those in the running to be crowned the greatest Janner has been revealed – and voting is now open.
From artists to explorers, readers have uncovered a wealth of local heroes in our quest to find the greatest Plymothian.
Online voting is now open and we want you to chose our winner.
Over the past few weeks we have been asking you, the reader, to name your favourite Plymothian and the names put forward couldn't have been more diverse, with people from the worlds of politics, science, sport, art, comedy and the military all receiving nominations.
Alongside the "usual suspects" were names from the past like John Chard, VC, the hero of Rorke's Drift and the 18th century explorer Tobias Furneaux.
Among those to make the shortlist is current Miss England Charlotte Holmes, who was also Face of Plymouth and a finalist in Britain's Next Top Model.
Elizabethan sea captain and former Mayor of Plymouth Sir Francis Drake, also made the grade, having received a number of online nominations.
Drake's legendary exploits made him an English hero – but a pirate to the Spaniards.
He was responsible for bringing a clean water supply from Dartmoor into the heart of Plymouth.
His name sits alongside the likes of former Labour Party leader Michael Foot and the comedian Dawn French, best known for her role in The Vicar of Dibley.
Others in the realm of entertainment to be shortlisted include Plymouth's ballet-dancing son Wayne Sleep.
Born in the city, Wayne went to Hyde Park Junior School and then went on to become a star of stage and screen, even having a film role alongside Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland.
In 1973, Sleep established a world record by doing an entrechat-douze – a jump with twelve beats of the feet. This record still stands.
Painters Robert Lenkiewicz and Beryl Cook have also made the shortlist as has film-score composer Ron Goodwin.
Other contenders are Lady Nancy Astor, the Plymouth MP who was the first woman to take a seat in the House of Commons; Robert Falcon Scott – Scott of the Antarctic; and local Olympian Tom Daley.
The poll comes after Plymouth City Council last year asked you to choose from a shortlist of 13 who should be celebrated with their own bench in the city.
And it follows the launch of a fund to raise money for a memorial to Plymouth politician Michael Foot.