List of people from Ashford, Kent

This is a list of famous People from Ashford, Kent in South East England.

: "See also "

*Bob Astles (born 1924 in Ashford) is a former associate of Ugandan presidents Milton Obote and Idi Amin.
*Alfred Austin (May 3, 1835 – June 2 1913) was an English poet, who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896, died in Ashford.
*Sarah Ayton (born 9 April, 1980 in Ashford) is a British professional, Olympic games gold medal winning sailor.
*Kate Bush attended [http://www.ashfordschool.co.uk/ Ashford School]
*Patsy Byrne is an actress, born 13 July 1933 in Ashford. Probably the most famous of these is Nursie in 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 Dorset born on March 21, 1946, in Ashford is a guitarist, singer and 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 author and 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, 1984 in Ashford) is a professional football player.
*John Fuller (poet) (born 1 January 1937) is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford, born in Ashford.
*Sir John Furley - one of the founders of St. John Ambulance Service, was born and raised in Ashford at the now Freemasons building in "North Street".
*Bob Holness - Television presenter was born in Ashford, and attended [http://www.norton-knatchbull.kent.sch.uk/ Norton Knatchbull Grammar School] .
*Sir Sydney Nicholson (February 9, 1875May 30, 1947) was a choir director, organist and 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 Rylance was born January 18, 1960 in Ashford and is an internationally well-known actor and theatre director.
*Sir Malcolm Sargent (29 April 18953 October 1967) was a British conductor, organist and composer, also born in Ashford.
*Vic Reeves - born 1958
*Jamie Staff, BMX cycling World Champion and Track cycling Commonwealth Games and World championship Gold 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 Varndell was born on 16 September 1985 in Ashford and is a professional rugby union player.
*Dr John Wallis - Internationally recognised as one of the greatest mathematicians, credited by Sir Isaac Newton as being the founder of his theory of gravity.
*Simone Weil, (February 3, 1909 - August 24, 1943) the French philosopher and mystic, died in Grosvenor Sanatorium and is buried in the town's Bybrook Cemetery.
*John Wells (November 17, 1936 - January 11, 1998) was an actor, writer and satirist born in Ashford. He began his television career as a writer on "That Was The Week That Was."
*Ruth Wilson (born 13 January 1982 in Ashford) is a BAFTA-nominated actress.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of people from Connecticut — The following is a list of notable people born, raised or resident in Connecticut, with place of birth or residence(when known):Actors, producers directors*Lauren Ambrose (New Haven) *Kevin Bacon (Sharon) *Ed Begley (Hartford) *Richard Belzer… …   Wikipedia

  • List of people from Shreveport — List of notable people from Shreveport, Louisiana* Royal Alexander, unsuccessful Republican candidate for Louisiana attorney general, 2007 * Evelyn Ashford, winner of sprint gold medals at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympics. * Douglas F. Attaway… …   Wikipedia

  • List of people from Louisiana — People from the state of Louisiana who have achieved fame or note include:A*Jamar Adcock (1917–1991) politician and banker *Trace Adkins (born 1962) singer/songwriter *Robert Adley (born 1947) politician from Bossier Parish *Calhoun Allen… …   Wikipedia

  • Ashford, Kent — infobox UK place country = England official name= Ashford latitude= 51.1465 longitude= 0.8676 population = 58,936 [ [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/ssdataset.asp?vlnk=8271 Pos=2 ColRank=1 Rank=224 Office for National Statistics Key… …   Wikipedia

  • Ashford (UK Parliament constituency) — Ashford County constituency for the House of Commons Boundary of Ashford in Kent for the 2010 general election …   Wikipedia

  • Kent — County of Kent redirects here. For other uses, see Kent County (disambiguation). For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). Kent Invicta Motto of County …   Wikipedia

  • List of The X Factor finalists (UK series 3) — The third UK series of The X Factor was broadcast on ITV between 19 August and 16 December 2006, with Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh mentoring and judging the finalists. Auditions were held in cities around the UK and Republic of… …   Wikipedia

  • Kent County Council — (KCC) is the county council that governs the majority of the county of Kent in England. It comprises 12 district councils, and around 300 town and parish councils. The county council has 84 elected councillors. The Chief Executive and his team of …   Wikipedia

  • List of newspapers in the United Kingdom — This article is a list of newspapers in the United Kingdom. Traditionally, UK newspapers could be split into more serious minded newspapers, usually referred to as the broadsheets due to their large size, and sometimes known collectively as the… …   Wikipedia

  • List of schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme — A total of 1924 schools (as of February 2007) offer one or more of the three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes; the majority of these offer the IB Diploma Programme.Notice: Only schools fully authorized by the IBO as IB World Schools… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.