Who's Who in the second half of the Greatest Janners nominations
GREAT BECAUSE: The polar explorer has chalked off a number of firsts and runs the Education Through Expeditions (ETE) company, spreading knowledge about climate change.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "It is important to travel and discover," his nominator says. "I find it great knowing there is a Plymothian out there doing exactly that."
SURPRISE ME: Decided to pursue his dream of becoming an explorer after breaking his back in a snowboarding accident.
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GREAT BECAUSE: The engineer and his brother James were the brains behind a key development that led to Plymouth's growth from 1591 on.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "Surveyed and built Drake's Leat, the first water supply to Plymouth," his nomination says.
SURPRISE ME: Legend has it that "magic" carried the water over obstacles. In fact wooden troughs were used to help the passage.
GREAT BECAUSE: He was prolific as a painter, thinker, collector of books, showman, helper of the homeless and a lover – he fathered at least 11 children from an even larger number of partners.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "Because of his great art and the help he did with the homeless," according to the person who nominated the late artist.
SURPRISE ME: Known for his intellect, he told The Herald he loved watching TV soaps.
CYRIL GEORGE LIDSTONE and GEORGE HENRY WRIGHT
GREAT BECAUSE: The two auxiliary firemen won the George Medal for putting out an oil tank fire in a German air raid in January 1941. They saved the city from worse damage – the burning tank would have been a beacon for more raiders.
WHY VOTE FOR THEM? "They were fully aware of the possibility of an explosion which would have cost them their lives," said the citation for their gallantry awards.
SURPRISE ME: They were among the first to receive the second-highest gallantry award mainly for civilians, which was introduced 11 days after their heroics.
GREAT BECAUSE: The 15-year-old Plymouth College pupil won the 100m breaststroke at London 2012.
WHY VOTE FOR HER? "How many people in Plymouth have an Olympic gold medal?" her nominator asks.
SURPRISE ME: She has size nine feet.
GREAT BECAUSE: Aged 19, he is a polar explorer, Olympic torch bearer and charity fundraiser. He works for fellow Janner nominee Antony Jinman's ETE.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "Oli's enthusiasm for charity work and helping his local community is infectious," says the man who nominated him – ETE boss Antony.
SURPRISE ME: Started his volunteering at Plymstock police station aged 14.
KATE NESBITT MC
GREAT BECAUSE: The first female member of the British Royal Navy, and the second woman in the British Armed Forces, to be awarded the Military Cross. While under fire, the medic saved the life of a wounded soldier on a patrol in Afghanistan in 2009.
WHY VOTE FOR HER? "A very brave young lady and a role model to other young people," her nomination says.
SURPRISE ME: She is 5ft tall.
EDWIN ALONZO PEARN
GREAT BECAUSE: The Victorian philanthropist founded the Pearn Convalescent Home in Hartley in memory of his family. It is now part of St Luke's Hospice.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "He was by far the most generous and charitable Plymothian," says his nominator.
SURPRISE ME: He died six months after making the endowment and two years before the building opened in 1895.
GREAT BECAUSE: He's the coolest football mascot ever.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "Never gets any credit. Goes out in all weathers," his nomination says
SURPRISE ME: He wouldn't be the first mascot to top a poll if he won. Hartlepool FC's H'Angus the Monkey (aka Stuart Drummond) became the town's directly elected mayor in 2002 and was re-elected in 2005 and 2009.
SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS
GREAT BECAUSE: The Plympton-born artist is one of Britain's greatest and most influential painters.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "First president of the Royal Academy (in 1768)," says one nominator and "has a cool name" says another.
SURPRISE ME: He charged up to £105 for a commission – equivalent to £163,000 compared to today's wages.
GREAT BECAUSE: Plymouth's leading local historian, he is an active conservationist, director of the Barbican Association, a prolific author and columnist for The Herald since 1982.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "He's spent a big chunk of his life preserving Plymouth's heritage and ensuring people hold on to their history," his nomination says.
SURPRISE ME: Has Scott of the Antarctic's doorbell. The ringer came from the explorer's long-gone house, Outlands.
ROBERT FALCON SCOTT
GREAT BECAUSE: Never mind Plymouth, he's one of the most revered Britons. His bravery and grace facing death after reaching the South Pole in 1912 mark him as one of the most famous explorers in the world; the ultimate stoic Englishman.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "Scott's exploits are well known," one nomination says. "Because of his outstanding bravery" says another.
SURPRISE ME: As a boy he was a weakling and queasy at the sight of blood; his parents despaired at his daydreaming.
GREAT BECAUSE: The merchant and mariner was a three-time mayor of Plymouth. He sailed with Sir Francis Drake, is believed to have helped the Pilgrim Fathers and certainly helped found the settlement in Massachusetts that became Boston. He co-founded Plymouth Orphans' Aid in 1615.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "Suffered persecution and imprisonment but persevered... and set up an orphanage," his nominator says.
SURPRISE ME: His will included bequests to the poor of Ashburton and Tavistock as well as many gifts to the needy in Plymouth.
GREAT BECAUSE:The former Royal Ballet principal is still Britain's most famous male dancer nearly 50 years after his professional debut.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "Internationally famous ballet dancer," his nomination says succinctly.
SURPRISE ME: Inspired by Princess Diana's love of dance, he set up The Wayne Sleep Foundation to help young people into performance careers after her death in 1997.
GREAT BECAUSE: The voice of Plymouth on BBC radio, he is known for his placid commentary on Plymouth Argyle games.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "He was 'my mate' on the radio every morning," his nominator says.
SURPRISE ME: Has been known to tell the father of a Plymothian lad wearing a Manchester United shirt: "You could have taken him to Home Park three times for the price of that."
GREAT BECAUSE: Of his thriving furnishings business and his cheesy radio adverts.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "Without him we would have to buy our carpets, beds and furniture at Trago," according to the nomination.
SURPRISE ME: Started making money by bunking off school to pick blackberries and mushrooms, which he sold to shops.
GREAT BECAUSE: The chief engineer on the world's first supersonic passenger plane, the Anglo-French collaboration, Concorde.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "He was born and lived in Plympton. Concorde is a legendary aeroplane worldwide," his nomination says.
SURPRISE ME: Helped talk the French into building the transatlantic-range jet rather than the short-range plane they planned.
GREAT BECAUSE: Depends how much you like your fish and value the qualities of a gentleman. He was a second generation fish merchant who died in the 1980s.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "Not famous or even that well known outside the fishing industry," the nomination starts, in unpromising fashion. But Mr T was "one of life's true gents and probably the fairest businessman I have met."
SURPRISE ME: "I'm sure others will get more votes," even his nominator concedes.
GREAT BECAUSE: Still a cult figure at Argyle after his goal scoring exploits in the 1980s.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "He's a nice taxi driver, too," his nominator says.
SURPRISE ME: Managers are renowned for chucking tea cups in anger in the dressing room. Player Tommy chose something weightier: in a spell at Plainmoor he once whacked the Torquay club captain with a kettle.
GREAT BECAUSE: He is president of Plymouth Argyle and divisional representative of the Communication Workers Union.
WHY VOTE FOR HIM? "Because this (Greatest Janners vote) is not just about the past... Chris leads the workers' resistance against a hostile employer and Government hell-bent on driving down working people. (Chairman) James Brent gets the plaudits but there would be no Argyle if it was not for Chris Webb," says his passionate nominator.
SURPRISE ME: Once auditioned for a TV quiz show presented by former England and Arsenal footballer Ian Wright.