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Hall of Fame - Updated 22nd April 2017

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Hall of Fame   

We hope you enjoy reading a little about the people who became famous and who have a strong link with the county.  These include actors, singers, historians, authors, courtiers and scientists.  Some are from noble backgrounds whereas others started their lives from humble beginnings.  As you can see Wiltshire has produced or adopted as its own a wide range of celebrities.  Some are household names and others may just ring a bell but one thing they have in common is that they all deserve a mention in our pages and have the Wiltshire connection.

Have a browse through the Hall of Fame Gallery and put a face to the name.  Sadly as from September 2016 it is not possible to maintain an alphabetical sort programme for this gallery.

Addison - Burbidge

Hall of Fame - Addison to Burbidge

ADDISON, JOSEPH

Politician & Essayist - Born 1 May 1672 in Milston - Died 17 June 1719 in Kensington, Middlesex          Biography

AINSTIE, JACK (JOHN BERNARD AINSLIE)

Politician and Chairman of Wiltshire C. C. 1986-1990 - Born 2 August 1921 in Stanmore, Middlesex - Resident of Home Farm, Mildenhall - Died 5th January 2007 at Mildenhall

ALLUM, MARC

Antiques Expert for the BBC Antiques Roadshow, Auctioneer & Writer - Resident of Chippenham

ANDERSON, BOB (Robert Charles Anderson)

Known as  the Limestone Cowboy - World Darts Champion 1988 - Born 7 November 1947 in Winchester, Hampshire - Resident of Stratton St. Margaret whilst growing up.

ANDERSON, IAN (Ian Scot Anderson)

Frontman, Lead Vocalist, Musician and Songwriter with the Rock Band Jethro Tull - Born 10 Aug 1947 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland - Resident of Braydon Hall, Minety.

ANDREWS, ANTHONY (Anthony Colin Gerald Andrews)  

Actor - Born 12 January 1948 in Finchley, London - Resident of Chute Standen

ANDREWS, SAMUEL

Co-Founder, Chemist and Head of Refining at Standard Oil, Co. - Born 10 February 1836 in Oaksey - Died 14 April 1904 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States of America - Buried at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio

ASHTON, BRIAN (William Brian Ashton)  

English Rugby Union International and Coach - Born 3 September 1946 in Leigh, Lancashire - Resident of Colerne

ATHELSTAN

Saxon King of England & Grandson of Alfred The Great - Born c893-895 in Malmesbury - Died 27 October 939 and is buried in Malmesbury Abbey            Biography

 

AUBREY, JOHN

Author, Antiquarian & Biographer - Born 12 March 1626 in Easton Piercy, Kington St. Michael - Resident of Broad Chalke from 1648 - Died 16 June 1697          Biography          

AWDRY, WILBERT VERE (Reverend) 

Clergyman & Author (Thomas the Tank Engine) - Born 1911 in Romsey, Hampshire - Died 21 March 1997 Stroud, Gloucestershire - Resident of Box 1917-1940

AYSCOUGH, JAMES 

Optician & Optical Instrument Developer - Born 15 November 1718 in Stanford in the Vale, Berkshire - Resident of Highworth from 1720 - Died 1759

BAKER, GEORGE

Actor - Born 1 April 1931 in Varna, Bulgaria - Died 7 October 2011 at West Lavington          Biography

BAKER, ROBIN (Doctor) 

Novelist & Broadcaster - Born 13 March 1944 in Manningford Bruce

BALL, JOHNNY (Graham Ball)

TV Personality & Mathematician - Born 23 May 1938 in Kingswood

BANKS, BENJAMIN 

Violin Maker - Born 1727 - Resident of Catherine Street, Salisbury - Died 1795 in Salisbury - Buried in St. Thomas Churchyard, Salisbury

BARNES, WILLIAM

Writer, Poet & Educator - Born 22 February 1801 in Bagber, Dorset - Died 7 October 1886 in Winterbourne Came, Dorset - Long term resident and teacher of Mere

BEATON, CECIL WALTER HARDY (Sir)

Photographer & Costume Designer - Born 14 January 1904 in Hampstead, Middlesex - Died 18 January 1980 in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire - Resident of Ashcombe House, Tollard Royal 1930-1945 - Resident of Broad Chalke 1945-1980 - Buried in Broad Chalke Churchyard

BECKFORD, WILLIAM THOMAS 

Writer, Art Collector & Politician - Born 1 October 1760 in Fonthill Bishop - Died 2 May 1844

BIGGINS, CHRISTOPHER (Christopher Kenneth Biggins)

Actor & TV Presenter - Born 16 December 1948 in Oldham, Lancashire - Raised in Salisbury

BLACKMORE, RICHARD (Sir)

Physician, Poet & Religious Writer - Born 22 January 1654 in Corsham - Died 9th October 1729 in Boxted Essex - Buried in St. Peter's Churchyard, Boxted, Essex               Biography

BLACKWELL, NICK

Middleweight Boxer - Born 27 October 1990 in Trowbridge

BLUNT, JAMES 

Singer, Songwriter & Musician - Born 22 February 1974 in Tidworth          Biography

BOWLES, ANDREW HENRY PARKER

Army Brigadier and former husband of the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Rosemary Shand - Born 27th December 1939 - Resident of Boldehyde Manor, Allington Chippenham and Middlewick House Corsham

BOWLES, WILLIAM LISLE 

Poet, Critic & Clergyman - Born 24 September 1762 at Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire - Died 7 April 1850 and buried in Salisbury Cathedral - Vicar of Chicklade 1792, Vicar of Bremhill 1804 - Chaplain to the Prince Regent 1818, Canon of Salisbury 1828

BOYD, THEODORE PENLEIGH 

Artist - Born 15 August 1890 in Westbury - Died 27 November 1923 in Victoria, Australia

BRITTON, JOHN

Antiquary - Born 7 July 1771 in Kington St. Michael - Died 1 January 1857 in London

BROMLEY, KRISTAN

Winter Olympian in Skeleton & Bobsleigh Racing - Born 7 March 1972 in Rossendale, Lancashire - Resident of Colerne

BROWN, ANTONY BARRINGTON

Photographer - Born 13 July 1927 in Cheshire - Died 24 January 2012 near Upton Lovell where he was resident

BROWN, IONA

Violinist & Conductor - Born 7 January 1941 in Salisbury - Died 5 June 2004 in Bowerchalke

BRUCE, BO (Lady Catherine Anna Brudenell-Bruce)

Singer/Songwriter - Born 25 November 1984 in Marlborough - Former resident of Tottenham House, Savernake

BRUNEL, ISAMBARD KINGDOM

Civil Engineer - Born 9 April 1806 in Portsmouth, Hampshire - Died 15 September 1859 - Buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, London - Many Wiltshire connections most notably Swindon, Box and Chippenham

BURBIDGE, RICHARD (Sir)

Chairman of Harrods 1890-1917 - Born 2nd March 1847 in South Wraxall - Died 31 May 1917

Callis - Edwy

Hall of Fame   -   Callis to Edwy

CALLIS, JOHN

Sound Engineer to Sir Paul McCartney - Born 1960 - Resident of Beechingstoke 

CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL (Camilla Rosemary Shand) (Camilla Parker-Bowles)

Wife of Prince Charles, Heir to the British Throne - Born 17th July 1947 in London, Middlesex - Resident of Boldehyde Manor, Allington Chippenham and Middlewick House Corsham

CARLING, WILL

English Rugby Union International & Team Captain - Born 12 December 1965 in Bradford on Avon

CARPENTER, SARAH MARGARET (nee Geddes)

Artist & Portrait Painter - Born 1792 in Salisbury - Died 13 November 1872 in London 

CHANNON, MICK (Michael Roger Channon)

Racehorse trainer & former England Football International - Born 28 November 1948 at the Dring, in Orcheston St. Mary

CHEEK, MAVIS

Novelist - Born 1948 in Wimbledon, London - Resident of Aldbourne since 2003

CHICHESTER, FRANCIS (SIR) (Francis Charles Chichester)

Adventurer and Round The World Yachtsman - Born 17 September 1901 in Plymouth, Devon - Died 26 August 1972 and Buried at St. Peter's, Shirwell, Barnstaple, Devon - Educated at Marlborough College and trained as a pilot during WWI at Yatesbury.

COCHRAN, EDDIE (Ray Edward Cochran)

Singer, Songwriter & Musician - Born 3 October 1938 in Minnesota, USA - Died 17 April 1960 in Bath, Somerset after a serious road accident in Chippenham 

COLLETT, EDWARD (Reverend)

Vicar of Bowerchalke and Founder of the Penny Press 1878-1924 - Born 13 April 1847 in St. Petersburg, Russia - Died May 1924 at Bowerchalke - Buried in Bowerchalke Churchyard 

COLLINSON, JOHN

Antiquarian - Born 1757 in Bromham - Died 1793 

COOKE, JOHN (Captain)

Commander of H.M.S Bellerophon - Born 7 February 1762 in Winchester, Hampshire - Died 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar - Memorial in Donhead St. Andrew Church 

COSTA, SAM (Samuel Gabriel Costa)

Dance band singer and Disc Jockey - Born 17th June 1910 in Stoke Newington - Died 22nd September 1981 in Northwood, London - Trained at RAF Yatesbury and was a member of the entertainment section at the base.

COTTON, BILLY (William Edward Cotton)

Band leader - Born 6 May 1899 in London - Died 25 March 1969 in Wembley, London - Trained at RAF Yatesbury during WWI as a pilot.

CRABBE, GEORGE

Poet & Clergyman - Born 1754 - Died 1832 in Trowbridge - Rector of St. James Parish, Trowbridge 

CRAWFORD, MICHAEL (Michael Patrick Dumbell-Smith)

Singer, Actor & Comedian - Born 19 January 1942 in Salisbury 

CREASEY, JOHN

English crime and science fiction writer - Born 17 September 1908 in Southfields, Surrey – Died 9 June 1973 in Bodenham

CULLUM, JAMIE

Jazz Singer & Musician - Born 20 August 1979 in Romford, Essex - Raised in Hullavington and educated in the county

DAVIES, SHARRON

Olympian, Swimmer & TV Commentator - Born 1 November 1962 in Plymouth, Devon - Resident of Bradford on Avon

DEE, DAVE (David Harnam)

Singer & Songwriter - Born 17 December 1941 in Salisbury - Died 9 January 2009 in Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey

DELANEY, MARY (nee Granville)

Artist & Writer - Born 14 May 1700 in Coulston - Died 15 April 1788

DOLMAN, HARRY

Businessman and Chairman and President of Bristol City F.C. - Born 1897 in Kington Langley - Died 1977

DORS, DIANA (Diana Mary Fluck)

Actress - Born 23 October 1932 in Swindon - Died 4 May 1984 in Windsor, Berkshire

DUCK, STEPHEN

Poet and Cleric - Born 1705 in Charlton (Pewsey) - Died Between 30 March and 2 April 1756

DUNHAM, ANNE

British Para-Olympian Equestrian (Dressage) Competitor - Born 24 September 1948 - Resident of Devizes

DYER, NATHAN (Nathan Antone Jonah Dyer)

Professional Footballer - Born 29 November 1987 in Trowbridge

DYER, ROBERT

Teacher & Clergyman - Born 6 March 1808 in Heytesbury - Died 4 February 1887 in Canada 

ECCLES, DAVID McADAM (1st Baron & Viscount Eccles)

British Conservative Politician, MP for Chippenham 1943-1962 - Born 18 September 1904 in Marylebone, London - Died 24 February 1999 - Resident of Dean Farm, Upper Chute

EDEN, ANTHONY (Sir) (1st Earl of Avon)          

British Prime Minister 1955-1957 - Born 12 June 1897 in County Durham - Died 14 January 1977 in Alvediston and buried in village churchyard         Biography

EDWY THE FAIR (Eadwig)

King of England - Born 941 in Salisbury - Died 1 October in Gloucester

ELEANOR OF PROVENCE

Wife and Queen Consort of Henry III - Born c1223 in Aix-en-Provence, France - Died at Amesbury on 24th/25th June 1291 - Buried in Sts. Mary & Melor Abbey Church, Amesbury.

Fielding - Grigson

Hall of Fame   -   Fielding to Grigson

FIELDING, HENRY

Writer & Magistrate - Born 22 April 1707 in Sharpham, Somerset - Died 8 October 1754 in Lisbon, Portugal - Resident of Milford

FIENNES, JOSEPH

Actor - Born 27 May 1970 in Salisbury - Educated at Bishop Wordsworth School, Salisbury

FIENNES, RALPH NATHANIEL TWISTLETON-WYKEHAM

Actor- Born 22 December 1962 in Ipswich, Suffolk - Youthful resident of Salisbury - Educated at Bishop Wordsworth School, Salisbury

FINZI, GERALD

Composer & Musicographer - Born 14 July 1901 in London, Middlesex - Died 27 September 1956 in hospital at Oxford - Resident of Aldbourne

FINZI, JOY (Joyce Black)

Artist - Born 3 March 1907 in Hampstead, London, Middlesex - Died 14 June 1991 in Hampshire - Resident of Aldbourne

FLEMING, HAROLD JOHN

English International Footballer - Born 30th April 1887 in Downton - Died 23rd August 1955 in Swindon - Resident of Swindon from at least 1911-1955 and played for Swindon Town FC.

FLEMING, IAN LANCASTER

Author, Journalist & Naval Intelligence Officer - Born 28 May 1908 in Mayfair, London - Died 12 August 1964 in Canterbury, Kent - Buried in Sevenhampton Churchyard

FOSTER, MURIEL CONSTANCE

Author - Born 1884 in Hampstead, London - Died February 1963 at Ivy Cottage, Aldbourne

FOWLDS, DEREK

Actor - Born 2 July 1937 in Balham, London - Resident of Colerne

FOWLER, JOHN

Agricultural Engineer and Inventor - Born 11 July 1826 in Melksham - Died 4 December 1864 at Ackworth, Yorkshire

FOWLER, ROBERT NICHOLAS, 1st Baronet

JP and Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire - Born 12 September 1828 in Tottenham, Middlesex – Died 22 May 1891 in Harley Street, London - His father was Thomas Fowler of Gastard

FRANCOME, JOHN

National Hunt Jockey & Trainer - Born 13 December 1952 in Swindon

FRENCH, DAWN (Dawn Roma French)

Comedy Actress - Born 11 October 1957 in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales - Resident of Erlestoke during the 1980's

FRY, JOSEPH

Doctor & Founder of the Fry Chocolate empire - Born 1728 in Sutton Benger - Died 1787

FULLER, GEORGE PARGITER

Liberal Politician - Born 8 January 1833 in Baynton - Died 2 April 1927 - Resident of Neston Park, Corsham and MP for Westbury 1885-1895

GABRIEL, PETER

Musician & Record Producer - Born 13 February 1950 in Chobham, Surrey - Long term resident of Corsham - Owns a recording studio in Box

GANDY, IDA (Ida Caroline Hony)

Writer - Born 9 September 1885 in Bishops Cannings - Died 28 September 1977 in Oxfordshire - Buried in St. Michael Churchyard, Aldbourne 

GEORGE, WALTER GOODALL

British Athlete and Mile World Record Holder - Born 9 September 1858 in Calne - Died 4 June 1943 in Mitcham, Surrey

GIBSON, GUY PENROSE, VC, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, Legion of Merit (US)

RAF Wing Commander - Born 12 August 1918 in Simla, India - Died 19 September 1944 at Steenbergen, Netherlands - Trained at the Bristol Flying School, Yatesbury November 1936-January 1937.  Buried at Steenbergen-En-Kriesland Roman Catholic Cemetery, Netherlands.  Guy Gibson was probably best known for leading the raids known as "The Dambuster Raids" on German dams. 

GOLDING, WILLIAM GERALD (Sir)

Novelist, poet & playwright - Born 19 September 1911 in St. Columb Minor, Cornwall - Died 19 June 1993 in Perranarworthal, Cornwall - Raised in Marlborough - Buried in Bowerchalke Churchyard

GOOCH, ARTHUR BRIAN SHERLOCK HEYWOOD GOOCH (Sir)

Army Officer, Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire & 14th Baronet - Born 1 June 1937 - Resident of Chitterne

GOODMAN, ELLINOR (Ellinor Mary Goodman) 

Political Broadcaster and Journalist - Born 11th October 1946 - Resident of Oare

GORE THE ANTIQUARY

Antiquarian - Born 1631 in Alderton - Died 1681 in Alderton - Buried 1681 in Alderton Church - Resident of Alderton House

GRAY, WILLOUGHBY (John Willoughby Gray)

Actor - Born in London 5 November 1916 - Died in Salisbury 13 February 1993

GRIGSON, JANE (nee McIntire)

Cookery Writer - Born 13 March 1928 in Gloucester - Died 12 March 1990 in Broad Town

GRIGSON, SOPHIE (Hester Sophia Frances Grigson)

Cookery Writer & Chef - Born 19 June 1959 in Swindon

Hall to Hyde

Hall of Fame   -   Hall to Hyde

HALL, ROBERT WALLACE STRACHAN (Brigadier)

Army Officer and former Chair of Wiltshire Council - Born 1947 - Resident of Manningford Abbas

HAMILTON, CHRISTINE (Mary Christine Holman)

TV Personality & Author - Born 10 November 1949 - Resident of Hullavington

HAMILTON, NEIL - Conservative Politician

Born 9 March 1949 in Fleur-de-Lys, Blackwood, Monmouthshire - Resident of Hullavington  

HANCOCK, FLORENCE

Trade Unionist - Born 1893 in Chippenham - Died in 1974  

HANCOCK, SHEILA (Sheila Cameron Hancock)

Actress & Author - Born 22 February 1933 in Blackgang, Isle of Wight - Resident of Sherston  

HANCOCK, THOMAS

Founder of the British rubber industry - Born 8 May 1786 in Marlborough - Died 26 March 1865  

HANN, FRANK HUGH

Explorer - Born 19 October 1846 in Donhead - Died 23 August 1921 in Cottesloe, Perth Western Australia  

HANN, WILLIAM

Explorer - Born 1837 in Donhead - Died 1889 in Australia  

HANNAH, JOHN (VC)

RAF Sergeant awarded the Victoria Cross - Born 27 November 1921 in Paisley, Renfrewshire - Died 9 June 1947 at Birstall, Leicestershire - Buried at St. James the Great Churchyard, Birstall, Leicestershire - Trained at RAF Yatesbury 

HANNAN, RICHARD M.

Horse Race Trainer - Born 30 May 1945 in Lewes, Sussex - Resident of East Everleigh  

HARDING, PHIL (PHILIP HARDING)

Archaeologist - Born 25th January 1950 n Oxford Oxfordshire - Educated at Marlborough Royal Grammar School - Resident of Salisbury

HARRIS, JAMES

Grammarian - Born 24 July 1709 in Salisbury - Died 22 December 1780 - Buried in the North Aisle of Salisbury Cathedral           Biography  

HASTED, EDWARD

Master of Hungerford Almshouse, Corsham - Born 31 December 1732 (20 December 1732) in London, Middlesex - Died 14 January 1812 in Corsham

HAWTREY, CHARLES (George Frederick Joffre Hartree)

Comedy Actor and Musician - Born 30 November 1914 at Hounslow, Essex - Died 27 October 1988 at Deal, Kent - Best known as one of the "Carry on Team" - Trained at RAF Yatesbury as an LAC and was a member of the entertainments section during WWII

HAYWARD, JUSTIN

Singer & Musician - Born 14 October 1946 in Swindon  

HEATH, EDWARD (Sir)

British Prime Minister, Yachtsman & Conductor - Born 9 July 1916 in Broadstairs, Kent - Died 17 July 2005 in Salisbury - A memorial plaque can be found in Salisbury Cathedral where his ashes were interred

HEATH, MAUDE 

Widow, Egg and Butter Seller & Benefactress - Born in Langley Burrell - Died in 1474 - Her legacy to the people resulted in the building of the Maude Heath Causeway from Bremhill Wick to Chippenham.

HEMERY, DAVID PETER

British Olympic Athletics Gold Medalist - Born 18 July 1944 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire - Resident of Fifield  

HEMMINGS, DAVID

Actor - Born 18 November 1941 in Guildford, Surrey - Died 3 December 2003 in Bucharest, Romania - Resident of Calne - Buried in St. Peters Churchyard, Blackland

HEMPLEMAN-ADAMS, DAVID

British Adventurer & Explorer - Born October 1956 in Swindon - Resident of Box               Biography

HERBERT, GEORGE

Poet & Clergyman - Born 3 April 1593 in Montgomery, Wales - Died 1 March 1633 in Bemerton - Rector of Bemerton and is buried in the village Churchyard

HEWLETT, MAURICE HENRY

Novelist, Essayist & Poet - Born 22 January 1861 in Chertsey, Surrey - Died 15 June 1923 in Broad Chalke

HIGGS, MARY

Social Reformer - Born 1854 in Swindon - Died 1937

HINTON, CHRISTOPHER (Sir)

Constructor of Calder Hall Atomic Power Station - Born 12 May 1901 in Tisbury - Died 22 June 1983          Biography

HOBBES, THOMAS

Philosopher - Born 5 April 1588 in Westport St. Mary - Died 4 December 1679 in Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

HOWATCH, SUSAN (Susan Elizabeth Sturt)

Author - Born 14 July 1940 - Resident of Salisbury c1980s

HOWELL, DAVID ALEXANDER

Professional Golfer - Born 23 June 1975 in Swindon

HUGHES, RICHARD

Jockey - Born 11 January 1973 in Dublin, Ireland - Resident of Everleigh

HURD, DOUGLAS

Politician - Born 8 March 1930 in Marlborough

HUXLEY, ELSPETH (Elspeth Josceline Huxley (nee Grant)

Author, Journalist and Countryside Activist - Born 23 July 1907 - Died 10 January 1997 in Tetbury, Gloucestershire - Resident of Woodfolds Farm, Oaksey 1939-1997

HYDE, EDWARD (1st Earl of Clarendon)

Statesman - Born 18 February 1609 in Salisbury - Died 9 December 1674 in Rouen, France.  He is buried in Westminster Abbey

Ibbotson - Muffett

Hall of Fame   -   Ibbotson to Muffett

IBBOTSON, DEREK (George Derek Ibbotson)

Athlete and former mile world record holder - Born 17th June 1932 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire - Trained at RAF Yatesbury

INGENHOUSZ, JAN (John)

M.D. & Scientist - Born 1730 in Breda, Netherlands - Died 7 September 1799 in Bowood - Buried in St. Mary's, Calne

INGRAM, CHARLES

Former British Army Major - Resident of Easterton -  Controversial winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, British TV Quiz Show  

INNES, HAMMOND (Ralph Hammond Innes)

Author - Born 15 July 1913 in Horsham, Sussex - Died 10 June 1998 in Kersey, Suffolk - One time resident of Aldbourne 

INSHAW, DAVID

Artist - Born 21 March 1943 in Wednesfield, Staffordshire - Resident of Devizes  

JACKSON, JOHN JAMES

British Winter Olympian Bobsledder - Born 1 April 1977 in Bishop Auckland, County Durham - Resident of Trowbridge  

JEBB, EGLANTYNE

Social Reformer - Born 25 August 1876 in Ellesmere, Shropshire - Died 17 December 1928 in Geneva, Switzerland - Taught and resided in Marlborough

JEFFERIES, RICHARD

Natural History Writer - Born 6 November 1848 in Coate, Liddington - Resident of Swindon c1875 - Died 14 August 1887 in Worthing, West Sussex                Biography

KEMPSTER, FREDERICK

Circus Performer & One of Britain's Tallest Men - Born 13 April 1889 in Bayswater, London - Died 9 April 1918 in Blackburn, Lancashire - Resident of Worton, Seend & Avebury

KILVERT, FRANCIS (Reverend)

Diarist - Born 3 December 1840 in Hardenhuish - Died 23 September 1879

KING, DAVE (David Kingshott)

Comedian and actor - Born 23 June 1929 in Twickenham, London - Died 15 April 2002 in South Cerney, Gloucestershire - Trained at RAF Yatesbury and member of the entertainment section at the base.

KINGTON, MILES BERESFORD

Journalist, musician & Broadcaster - Born 13 May 1941 in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland - Died 30 January 2008 in Limpley Stoke

KIPLING, JOHN LOCKWOOD

Art teacher, Illustrator & Museum Curator and Father of Author Rudyard Kipling - Born 6 July 1837 in Pickering, North Yorkshire - Died 26 January 1911 in Tisbury - Buried in Tisbury Churchyard

LAMARR, Mark (Mark Jones)

Comedian, Radio & TV Presenter - Born 7 January 1967 in Swindon

LATIMER, HUGH (Bishop)

Clergyman & Protestant Martyr - Executed 16 October 1555 at Oxford - Rector of West Kington 1531

LAWES, HENRY

Musician & Composer - Born 5 December 1595 in Dinton - Died 21 October 1662

LAWRENCE, GEOFFREY (3rd Baron Trevethin, 1st Baron Oaksey, DSO, TD, KC, PC)

Lord Justice of Appeal, President of the Judges at the Nuremberg Trials - Born 2 December 1880 in Kensington, London, Middlesex - Died 28 August 1971 - Resident of Hill Farm, Oaksey 1919-1971 - Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Oaksey

LEE, STEPHEN

Professional Snooker Player - Born 12 October 1974 in Hilperton

LETHBRIDGE, SYBIL CAMPBELL

Author - Born 1873 in London - Died 1945 in Devizes - Resident of Worton, Lacock & Milton Lilbourne

LOVELOCK, JAMES EPHRAIM

Scientist & Futurologist - Born 26 July 1919 in Letchworth, Hertfordshire - Resident of Bowerchalke during the 1960's and 1970's

LUDLOW, EDMUND

Politician - Born 1617 in Maiden Bradley - Died in 1692 in Switzerland

MACK, JILLIE (Jillie Joan Mack)

Actress - Born 25th December 1957 in Devizes - Wife of Actor Tom Selleck.

MADONNA (Madonna Louise Ciccone)

American Recording Artist - Born 16 August 1958 in Bay City, Michigan, United Sates of America - Resident of Ashcombe House, Tollard Royal from 2001-2008

MANTLE, CLIVE

British Actor - Born 3 June 1957 in Barnet, Hertfordshire - Resident of Box

MARSH, NARCISSUS

Archbishop of Dublin and Armagh - Born 20 December 1638 in Hannington - Died 2 November 1713 in Dublin - Attended school in Highworth

MARSTON, HENRY (Richard Henry Marsh)

Shakespearean Actor - Born March 1804 in Highworth - Died 23rd March 1883

MASKELYNE, NEVILLE

Clergyman & Astronomer Royal - Born 6 October 1732 in London - Died 9 February 1811 in Greenwich - Buried in Purton Churchyard

MASON, NICK (Nicholas Berkeley Mason)

Musician, Composer and Drummer with legendary band Pink Floyd - Born 27 January 1944 in Edgbaston, Birmingham - Resident of Middlewick House, Corsham since 1996 

MASSINGER, PHILIP

Dramatist - Born 24 November 1583 in Salisbury - Died 18 March 1640 in Southwark, Middlesex

McKEEVER, ED (Edward Daniel McKeever)

World Champion Kayak Racer & Olympic Champion in 2012 - Born 27 August 1983 in Bradford on Avon

McWHIRTER, NORRIS (Norris Dewar McWhirter)

Writer, Political Activist and T.V. Presenter - Born 12 August 1925 in Winchmore Hill, London - Died 19 April 2004 in Kington Langley

MESSENGER, MELINDA

Glamour Model & TV Presenter - Born 23 February 1971 in Swindon - Resident of Wanborough

MITCHELL, DAVID (David James Stuart Mitchell)

Comedian - Born 14 July 1974 in Salisbury

MOONEY, BEL

Writer & Journalist - Born 1946 in Liverpool, Lancashire - Resident of Trowbridge from 1960

MOORE, PATRICK (Sir Patrick Alfred Caldwell Moore)

Amateur astronomer, writer, researcher and TV presenter - Born 4 March 1923 in Pinner, Middlesex - Died 9 December 2012 at Selsey, West Sussex - Buried in Chichester, West Sussex - Trained at RAF Yatesbury as a navigator.

MOORE, THOMAS

Poet & Composer - Born 28 May 1779 in Dublin, Ireland - Died 25 February 1852 at Sloperton Cottage, Chittoe - Buried in St. Nicholas Churchyard, Bromham

MORLEY, ROBERT

Actor & Author - Born 26 May 1908 in Semley - Died 3 June 1992 in Reading, Berkshire

MORRIS, DESMOND

Zoologist, Ethologist & Writer - Born 24 January 1928 in Purton - Resident of Swindon

MORRIS, JOHNNY (Ernest John Morris)

T.V. Presenter - Born 20 June 1916 in Newport, Monmouthshire - Died 6 May 1999 in the Devizes/Marlborough area - Resident of Hungerford, Berkshire - Farm manager at Alvediston for 13 years

MUFFETT, THOMAS

Naturalist, Physician and Author - Born 1553 in Shoreditch, London - Died 5th June 1604 at Bulbridge Farm, Wilton

Newbolt - Rutherford

Hall of Fame   -   Newbolt to Rutherford

NEWBOLT, HENRY JOHN (Sir)

Poet, Novelist and Historian - Born 6 June 1862 in Bilston, Staffordshire - Died 19th April 1938 at Campden Hill, Kensington, London - Former resident of Netherhampton House, Netherhampton          Biography

NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE

Pioneering Nurse & Statistician - Born 12 May 1820 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy - Died 13 August 1910 - Buried in Wellow Churchyard

OAKSEY, JOHN (John Geoffrey Tristram Lawrence, 4th Baron Trevethin, 2nd Baron Oaksey)

Champion Amateur Jockey, Author, Journalist and TV Horse Racing Commentator - Born 21 March 1929 - Died 5 September 2012 - Resident of Hill Farm, Oaksey 1929-2012

OLIVIER, EDITH

Author & Mayor of Wilton - Born 1872 in Wilton - Died 1948 in Wilton  

PARFITT, RICK (Richard John Parfitt)

Musician and Songwriter, Best known as a guitarist with Rock Band Status Quo - Born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey - Died 24 December 2016 in Marbella, Spain.  Long term resident of Coombe Bissett

PEEL, ROBERT (Sir)

British Prime Minister & Political Reformer - Born 5 February 1788 in Ramsbottom, Lancashire - Died 2 July 1850 in Westminster, London - M.P. for Chippenham 1812-1817 - M.P. for Westbury 1829-1830  

PHILLIPS, JOHN

Geologist - Born 25 December 1800 in Marden - Died 24 April 1875 in Oxford, Oxfordshire  

PICKTHALL, MARJORIE LOWRY CHRISTIE

Poetess - Born 14 September 1883 in Gunnersbury, London - Died 1922 in Vancouver, Canada - Resident of Bowerchalke 1912-1920  

PIPER, BILLIE (Lianne Paul Piper)

Singer & Actress - Born 22 September 1982 in Swindon  

PITMAN, BENJAMIN

Author & Biographer - Born 24 July 1822 in Trowbridge - Died 28 December 1910 in the United States of America  

PITMAN, ISAAC (Sir)

Inventor of Pitman's Shorthand - Born 4 January 1813 in Trowbridge - Died 12 January 1897  

PITT, WILLIAM (The Elder)

British Statesman & Prime Minister - Born 15 November 1708 in Westminster, London - Died 11 May 1778 in Hayes, Kent - Spent much of his boyhood at Mawarden House, Stratford Sub Castle and was MP for Old Sarum  

POPE, ROBERT

Surgeon, Physician and Quaker Elder - Born 1748 in Wilton - Died 1827 in Staines, Middlesex  

POUND, JAMES

Clergyman, Doctor of Medicine, Naturalist and Astronomer - Born in Bishops Cannings 1666 - Died 16th November 1724 in Wanstead, Essex

PRATCHETT, TERRY (Sir) (Terence David John Pratchett)

Novelist - Born 28 April 1948 in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire - Resident of Broad Chalk since 1993 - Died 12 March 2015  

PRENTICE, REG (Lord Prentice) (Reginald Ernest Prentice)

British Politician - Born 16 July 1923 in Croydon, Surrey - Died 18th January 2001 in Mildenhall

PRIESTLEY, JOSEPH

Dissenting Clergyman & Scientist - Born 13 March 1733 in Birstal, Yorkshire - Died 6 February 1804 in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States of America - Resident of Calne from 1773-1780 when he "discovered" Oxygen  

PROBERT, LEE WILLIAM

Professional Football Referee - Born 13 August 1792 in South Gloucestershire - Resident of Wiltshire 

PUGIN, AUGUST WELBY MORTHMORE

Architect, Designer, Artist & Critic - Born 1 March 1812 in Keppel Street, Bloomsbury, London, Middlesex - Died 14 September 1852 in Ramsgate, Kent - Resident of St. Marie's Grange, Clarendon Park, Alderbury c1833-1841  

RAMSAY, LOUIE

Actress - Born 25 November 1929 in South Africa - Died 6 March 2011 in West Lavington  

RANSOME, ARTHUR

Novelist, Biographer and Essayist - Born 18 January 1884 in Leeds, Yorkshire - Died 3 June 1967 Cheadle, Manchester - Buried in St. Paul's Churchyard, Rusland, Cumbria - Long Term resident of West Hatch, Tisbury  

RITCHIE, GUY (Guy Stuart Ritchie)

Film Director - Born 10 September 1968 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire - Resident of Ashcombe House, Tollard Royal since 2001  

RUDMAN, SHELLEY

Winter Olympian Skeleton Racer - Born 23 March 1981 in Pewsey - Resident of Colerne  

RUTHERFORD, ERNEST (1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson)

Chemist, Physicist & Nobel Prize Winner - Born 30 August 1871 in Brightwater, New Zealand - Died 19 October 1937 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire - Resident after WWI in Upper Chute  

Sacheverell - Tull

Hall of Fame   -   Sacheverell to Tull

SACHEVERELL, HENRY

Preacher & Politician - Born 1638 in Marlborough - Died 5 June 1724 in Highgate, London - Buried in St. Andrews Churchyard, Holborn               Biography

SASSOON, SIEGFRIED LORAINE

Poet & Army Captain - Born 8 September 1886 in Matfield, Kent - Died 1 September 1967 at Heytesbury - Buried at Mells, Somerset  

SASSOON, VIDAL

Hairdresser & Businessman - Born 17 January 1928 in Hammersmith, Middlesex - Died 9 May 2012 at Los Angeles, California, United States of America - Resident in Holt as a WWII evacuee  

SAUNDERS, JENNIFER JANE

Comedienne, Screenwriter, Singer & Actress - Born 6 July 1958 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire - Resident of Melksham c1968-1971 when her father was posted to the area with the RAF.  She attended the George Ward School.    

SCOTT, ANDY (Andrew David Scott)

Guitarist & Songwriter - Born 30 June 1949 in Wrexham, North Wales - Resident of All Cannings. Best known as guitarist with glam rock band "Sweet"  

SCRUTON, ROGER VERNON

Philosopher & Writer - Born 27 February 1944 - Long term resident of Brinkworth  

SEASON, HENRY (Dr.)

Writer - Born in Bromham - Died in Bromham  

SEYMOUR, EDWARD (1st Duke of Somerset)

Born c1506 - Died 22 January 1552 by execution at Tower Hill, London -  Established the Seymour Family Seat at Maiden Bradley in 1537  

SEYMOUR, JANE

Queen Consort & 3rd Wife of Henry VIII - Born 1508 in Savernake - Died 24 October 1537 at Hampton Court, Middlesex                Biography  

SHACKLETON, ERNEST HENRY

Polar Explorer - Born 15 February 1874 in Kilkea, County Kildare, Ireland -  Died 5 January 1922 in South Georgia - Buried in Grytviken Cemetery, South Georgia - Resident of Devizes 1909-1910  

SHEPPARD, PHILIP MacDONALD

Professor of Genetics - Born 27 July 1921 in Marlborough - Died 17 October 1976  

SHRAPNEL, HENRY

Soldier - Born 3 June 1761 in Bradford on Avon - Died 13 March 1842               Biography  

SLOW, EDWARD

Wilshire Dialect Poet and Mayor of Wilton - Born 1841 in Wilton - Died 16th February 1925

SPACKMAN, HERBERT 

Writer - Born 24 October 1864 in Corsham - Died 1949 in Corsham

SPEKE, JOHN HANNING

Army Officer and Explorer - Born 4 May 1827 at Bideford, Devon - Died 15 September 1864 at Neston Park, Neston, Corsham - Buried at Dowlish Wake, Somerset  

STEER, MICHAEL MAXWELL

Composer and Musician - Born 1946 in Surrey - resident of Tisbury           Listen to His Music

STING (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner)

Musician and Humanities Activist - Born 2 October 1951 in Wallsend, Tyne & Wear - Resident of Lake House, Wilsford Cum Lake  

STRACHEY, GILES LYTTON

Writer & Critic - Born 1 March 1880 - Died 21 January 1932 at Ham, Wiltshire  

STREET, A. G. (Arthur George)

Farmer, Writer and Broadcaster - Born 7 April 1892 at Ditchampton Farm, Wilton  - Died 21 July 1966 in Wilton

STYLER, TRUDI

Actress and Film Producer - Born 6 January 1954 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire - Resident of Lake House, Wilsford Cum Lake   

SULLIVAN, DANNY

Internet Technologist - Born 1965 in Newport Beach, California, USA - Resident of Chitterne  

TALBOT, DANNY (Daniel Peter Talbot)

British Athlete (Sprinter) & Olympian - Born 6 January 1991 in Trowbridge  

TALBOT, WILLIAM HENRY FOX

Pioneer of Photography & Politician - Born 11 February 1800 - Died 17 September 1877 at Lacock - Resident of Lacock Abbey and buried in the village churchyard  

TANNER, HEATHER (Heather Muriel Spackman)

Writer and Peace, Environment and Social Justice Campaigner - Born 14 July 1903 in Corsham - Died 23 June 1993 in Kington St. Michael - Resident of Kington Langley - Wife of Robin Tanner and daughter of Herbert Spackman.  

TANNER, ROBIN

Artist, Etcher & Illustrator - Born 1904 in Bristol, Gloucestershire - Died 19 May 1988 at the Old Chapel Field, Kington Langley  

THAW, JOHN (John Edward Thaw)

British Actor - Born 3 January 1942 in Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire - Died 21 February 2002 at Luckington - Resident of Sherston  

THICK, WILLIAM

Metropolitan Police Sergeant and member of the Whitechapel Murders investigation team - Born 20 November 1845 in Bowerchalke - Died 7 December 1930  

THOMAS, LESLIE

Author - Born 22 March 1931 in Newport, Monmouthshire - Died 6 May 2014 in Salisbury

THRING, FRANCIS WILLIAM

Explorer - Born 5 May 1837 in Netherhampton - Died 1908          Biography

THYNNE, ALEXANDER (Marquess of Bath)

Author, & Artist - Born 6 May 1932 - Inherited Longleat House, Warminster

THYNNE, JOHN (Sir)

MP & Builder of Longleat House - Born circa 1513 in Church Stretton, Shropshire - Died 21 May 1580 at Longleat House, Warminster - Buried at Longbridge Deverill

TITT, JOHN WALLIS

Mechanical Engineer - Born 1841 in Chitterne - Died May 1910

TULL, JETHRO

Agriculturist & Inventor - Born 30 March 1674 in Basildon, Berkshire - Died 21 February 1741 at Prosperous Farm, Shalbourne

Wanamaker - Zouch

Hall of Fame   -   Wanamaker to Zouch

WANAMAKER, ZOE

Actress - Born 13th march 1949 in New York, United States of America - Resident of Pewsey

WEBB, GEORGE

Bishop of Lincoln - Born in Bromham - Died 1641

WELLESLEY, CHARLES (Lord)

Politician, Soldier & Courtier - 2nd Son of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington - Born 16 January 1808 - Died 9 October 1858 - Resident of Conholt Park, Chute

WHISTLER, REX

Artist - Born 24 June 1905 - Died 18 July 1944 at Caen, Normandy, France - Resident of The Close, Salisbury

WHITLOCK, RALPH

Author - Born 7 February 1914 in Pitton - Died October 1995 in Winterslow

WILKINSON, KEVIN (Kevin Michael Wilkinson)

Drummer and Session Musician - Born 11 June 1958 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire - Died 17th July 1999

WILLCOX, TOYAH (Toyah Ann Willcox)

Singer & Actress - Born 18 May 1958 in Kings Heath, Birmingham - Resident of Reddish House, Broad Chalke

WILLIAMS, ALFRED OWEN

Poet & Author - Born 7 February 1877 in South Marston - Died 10 April 1930 in South Marston

WILLIS, THOMAS

Specialist Physician - Born 27 January 1621 in Great Bedwyn - Died 11 November 1675 in London

WOLSEY, THOMAS

Roman Catholic Cardinal and Political Figure - Born March 1473 in Ipswich, Suffolk - Died on 29th November 1530 at Leicester Abbey, Leicestershire - Ordained in St. Peter's Church, Marlborough on 10th March 1498

WREN, CHRISTOPHER (Sir)

Mathematician & Architect - Born 20 October 1632 in East Knoyle - Died 25 February 1723 in London

WYATT, THOMAS HENRY

Architect - Born 9 May 1807 in County Rosscommon, Ireland - Died 5 August 1880 in London - Architect of many Wiltshire churches and public buildings

WYNNE, ALTHEA KATHLEEN

Sculptor - Born 6 October 1936 in Bedfordshire - Died 24 January 2012 near her home in Upton Lovell 

ZOUCH, RICHARD

English Jurist - Born c1590 in Ansty - Died 1 March 1661 in London

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