VOTE: Your chance to choose the greatest ever Janner
WHO is the greatest Plymothian who ever lived? Which Janner deserves the title of legend?
It's a question that prompts a lot of debate – and now The Herald wants you to say who you think is or was the city's finest.
Rather than people who simply passed through the city we are looking for the names of individuals born here, or who spent a significant part of their life in Plymouth, and who went on to make a major contribution.
There are many Plymouth people whose lives and actions have improved the city, the country and the world – but whose name would you include on our list?
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Last year the council teamed up with Sustrans to choose three local heroes to be honoured on a bench to be installed at North Cross. They allowed residents to choose from a shortlist of 13. The eventual winners - Scott of the Antarctic, Charles Darwin and service personnel - will be depicted in two dimensional metal cut-out figures.
But that vote prompted many to suggest a range of other people they felt should have been included with close links to Plymouth and who have brought glory to our city. So The Herald is offering you the chance to decide who should be on our shortlist before we open it up to a public vote.
When discussing Plymouth legends, some names always come up, such as Sir Francis Drake – the mayor of Plymouth who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world and Scott of the Antarctic – who tried to reach the South Pole. Are they your choices or do you have other heroes in mind?
Maybe you would name Lady Nancy Astor – MP for Plymouth, the first woman to sit in the House of Commons and a tireless campaigner for women's rights – or William Cookworthy, who pioneered porcelain manufacture in the city. Maybe you would choose another political characters like Michael Foot, the one time leader of the Labour Party.
Or perhaps you will go for more recent celebrities such as Tom Daley, Charlotte Holmes or Dawn French.
Vote here to nominate someone to be named in The Herald as the greatest Plymothian. We will gather nominations for the next two weeks, then we will give everyone the chance to vote on the names you suggest.
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OTHER significant Plymouth people include:
Jonathan Nash Hearder – born and died in Plymouth and developed the induction coil - vital in the early days of technology such as X-rays and the telegraph.
Robert Victor Walling – Plymouth born soldier, poet and journalist - as well as a champion of the Cornish language.
Kate Nesbitt – raised in Whitleigh and the first woman in the Royal Navy awarded the Military Cross, for bravery in Afghanistan.
And if you're looking for more inspiration, why not visit Wikipedia's list of Plymouth people which includes Sharron Davies, Tonia Couch, Sarah Barrow, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Charles Eastlake, Antony Jinman, Robert Lenkiewicz, Angela Rippon and Harold Palmer.