List of people from Ashford, Kent
This is a list of famous People from
Ashford, Kentin South East England.
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Bob Astles(born 1924in Ashford) is a former associate of Ugandan presidents Milton Oboteand Idi Amin.
Alfred Austin( May 3, 1835– June 2 1913) was an English poet, who was appointed Poet Laureatein 1896, died in Ashford.
Sarah Ayton(born 9 April, 1980in Ashford) is a British professional, Olympic gamesgold medal winning sailor.
Kate Bushattended [http://www.ashfordschool.co.uk/ Ashford School]
Patsy Byrneis an actress, born 13 July 1933in Ashford. Probably the most famous of these is Nursiein the popular BBC sitcom"Blackadder II".
*Roger Dean the artist featured on Yes the bands album covers, was born in Ashford,
31 August 1944.
Lisa Dobriskey, born in the town, 23 December 1983, won the Commonwealth Gold 1500m athletics event in 2006.
Ray Dorsetborn on March 21, 1946, in Ashford is a guitarist, singerand founder of the skiffle band Mungo Jerry.
*Sir John Fogge - Lord of Repton Manor he restored the parish church in 13th century and, at his own expense, built most of the bell tower.
Frederick Forsyth- (born 25 August, 1938) is a British authorand occasional political commentator. He is best known for thrillers such as " The Day of the Jackal, The Dogs of War, The Odessa File, Icon" and " The Fist of God".
Barry Fuller(born August 25, 1984in Ashford) is a professional football player.
John Fuller (poet)(born 1 January 1937) is an English poetand author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford, born in Ashford.
John Furley- one of the founders of St. John AmbulanceService, was born and raised in Ashford at the now Freemasons building in "North Street".
Bob Holness- Television presenterwas born in Ashford, and attended [http://www.norton-knatchbull.kent.sch.uk/ Norton Knatchbull Grammar School] .
Sydney Nicholson( February 9, 1875– May 30, 1947) was a choirdirector, organistand composer, remembered as the founder of the Royal School of Church Music, died in Ashford.
Dudley Pope( 29 December 1925- 25 April 1997) was a British writer, born in the town.
Mark Rylancewas born January 18, 1960in Ashford and is an internationally well-known actorand theatre director.
Sir Malcolm Sargent( 29 April 1895– 3 October 1967) was a British conductor, organistand composer, also born in Ashford.
Vic Reeves- born 1958
Jamie Staff, BMX cyclingWorld Champion and Track cycling Commonwealth Gamesand World championshipGold medalist, was born in Ashford, 30 April 1973.
James Tredwell(born February 27, 1982) a Kent under 19s cricketer was born in the area.
Tom Varndellwas born on 16 September 1985in Ashford and is a professional rugby unionplayer.
John Wallis- Internationally recognised as one of the greatest mathematicians, credited by Sir Isaac Newtonas being the founder of his theory of gravity.
Simone Weil, ( February 3, 1909- August 24, 1943) the French philosopher and mystic, died in Grosvenor Sanatoriumand is buried in the town's Bybrook Cemetery.
*John Wells (
November 17, 1936- January 11, 1998) was an actor, writerand satirist born in Ashford. He began his television career as a writer on " That Was The Week That Was."
*Ruth Wilson (born
13 January 1982in Ashford) is a BAFTA-nominated actress.
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