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  • Reverend W. Awdry (1911 - 1997)
    The Reverend Wilbert Vere Awdry, OBE (15 June 1911 – 21 March 1997), was an English Anglican cleric, railway enthusiast, and children's author. Better known as the Reverend W. Awdry, he was the ...
  • Joseph Sturge VI (1793 - 1859)
    NAME: JOSEPH STURGE VI SURNAME: Sturge..... GIVEN NAMES: Joseph VI .......*SEX: M BIRTH: 2 AUG 1793 Elberton, Gloucestershire, England DEATH: 14 MAY 1859 , Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.. a...
  • Jimmy Young (1921 - d.)
    Sir Leslie Ronald "Jimmy" Young CBE (born 21 September 1921) is a British singer, disc jockey and radio interviewer. From Wikipedia ) Early life This section of a biography of a living pers...
  • William Tyndale, English Bible Translator (c.1492 - 1536)
    From the English Wikipedia page on William Tyndale: William Tyndale (sometimes spelled Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1492 – 1536) was an English scholar and translator who became a leading f...
  • Field Marshal FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788 - 1855)
    Field Marshal FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, GCB, PC (30 September 1788 – 29 June 1855), known before 1852 as Lord FitzRoy Somerset, was a British soldier. Early life ...

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  • Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, famous for his orchestral suite The Planets.
  • Edith How-Martyn (1875-1954) Born in Cheltenham; English suffragette.



  • Edward anthony Jenner (1749-1823) Born in Berkeley. The discovery of vaccination by Edward Jenner has arguably been responsible for saving more lives than any other medical advance in history. Thanks to Jenner the scourge of smallpox has been eradicated, samples of the disease now carefully stored in secure laboratories for research purposes only.



  • Laurie Lee (1914-1997) Born in Slad. English poet and writer.
  • Sir Bernard Charles Lovell (1913- ) Born in Oldham Common, Gloucestershire English astronomer and pioneer of RADAR.





  • Frederick Handley Page (1885-1962) Born in Cheltenham – Aircraft designer.
  • Captain Mark Phillips (1948 - ) Born in Tetbury, former husband of Princess Anne.



  • Robert Raikes the Elder (1690–1757), "the printer of Gloucester", founder of the Gloucester Journal, early pioneer of press freedom, buried in church of St Mary de Crypt


  • Dick King-Smith (1922- ) Born in Bitton, English author.
  • Fitzroy Somerset (1788-1855) Born in Badminton Died - English field marshal. Fought at Waterloo (1825) losing his sword arm.
  • Joseph Sturge (1793 – 14 May 1859) was an English Quaker, abolitionist and activist. He founded the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (now Anti-Slavery International).


  • William Tyndale (c1493-1536) – Translator of the Bible into English and Martyr




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