Category:People from Diss
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The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Diana, Princess of Wales – Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Diana was born into a family of British nobility with royal ancestry and was the child and third daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp. She grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate, in 1975, after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, she became known as Lady Diana Spencer. She came to prominence in February 1981 when her engagement to Prince Charles was announced and her wedding to the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981, held at St Pauls Cathedral, reached a global television audience of over 750 million people. While married, Diana bore the titles Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, the marriage produced two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were then respectively second and third in the line of succession to the British throne. As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and she was celebrated for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. She was involved with dozens of charities including Londons Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997, Diana was born on 1 July 1961, in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. She was the fourth of five children of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, the Spencer family has been closely allied with the British Royal Family for several generations. Both of Dianas grandmothers had served as ladies-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, on 30 August 1961, Diana was baptised at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham, with wealthy commoners as godparents. Diana had three siblings, Sarah, Jane, and Charles and her infant brother, John, died shortly after his birth one year before Diana was born. The desire for an added strain to the Spencers marriage. Diana grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate, the Spencers leased the house from its owner, Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal Family frequently holidayed at the neighbouring Sandringham House, and Diana played with Princes Andrew, Diana was seven years old when her parents divorced. Her mother later had an affair with Peter Shand Kydd and married him in 1969, Diana lived with her mother in London during her parents separation in 1967, but during that years Christmas holidays, Lord Althorp refused to let Diana return to London with Lady Althorp. Shortly afterwards he won custody of Diana with support from his former mother-in-law, Ruth Roche, in 1972, Lord Althorp began a relationship with Raine, Countess of Dartmouth, the only daughter of Alexander McCorquodale and Dame Barbara Cartland. They married at Caxton Hall, London in 1976, as an upper-class child at the time, Diana was first educated under the supervision of her governess, Gertrude Allen. She began her education at Silfield Private School in Gayton, Norfolk, and moved to Riddlesworth Hall School, an all-girls boarding school near DissDiana, Princess of Wales – The Princess of Wales raising money for cancer research in Chicago, Illinois, June 1996
2. Ethel Le Neve – Hawley Harvey Crippen, usually known as Dr Crippen, was an American homeopath, ear and eye specialist and medicine dispenser. He was hanged in Pentonville Prison in London for the murder of his wife Cora Henrietta Crippen, in 2007, DNA evidence questioned the identification of the body found in Crippens cellar that was supposed to be Crippens wife. This evidence suggested that the remains discovered in his cellar were, in fact, Crippen was born in Coldwater, Michigan, to Andresse Skinner and Myron Augustus Crippen, a merchant. Crippen studied first at the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical School, Crippens first wife, Charlotte, died of a stroke in 1892, and Crippen entrusted his parents, living in California, with the care of his two-year-old son, Hawley Otto. She was a music hall singer who openly had affairs. In 1894 Crippen started working for Dr Munyons, a pharmaceutical company. In 1897, Crippen and his moved to England. His US medical qualifications were not sufficient to allow him to practise as a doctor in the UK, Crippen was sacked by Munyons in 1899 for spending too much time managing his wifes stage career. He became manager of Drouets Institution for the Deaf, where he met Ethel Le Neve, a young typist, around 1903. After living at various addresses in London, the Crippens finally moved in 1905 to 39 Hilldrop Crescent, Camden Road, Holloway, London, Cora cuckolded Crippen with one of these lodgers, and in turn Crippen took Le Neve as his mistress in 1908. After a party at their home on January 31,1910, Hawley Crippen claimed that she had returned to the United States, and later added that she had died, and had been cremated, in California. Meanwhile, his lover, Ethel Le Neve Neave, moved into Hilldrop Crescent and began openly wearing Coras clothes, the house was searched, but nothing was found, and Crippen was interviewed by Chief Inspector Walter Dew. After the interview, Dew was satisfied with Crippens story, however, Crippen and Le Neve did not know this and fled in panic to Brussels, where they spent the night at a hotel. The following day, they went to Antwerp and boarded the Canadian Pacific liner SS Montrose for Canada and their disappearance led the police at Scotland Yard to perform another three searches of the house. During the fourth and final search, they found the torso of a human body, pathologist Bernard Spilsbury found traces of the calming drug scopolamine. The corpse was identified by a piece of skin from its abdomen, the head, limbs, meanwhile, Crippen and Le Neve were crossing the Atlantic on Montrose, with Le Neve disguised as a boy. Manner and build undoubtedly a girl, had Crippen travelled third class, he probably would have escaped Kendalls notice. Dew boarded a faster White Star liner, SS Laurentic, from Liverpool and arrived in Quebec, Canada, ahead of Crippen, as Montrose entered the St. Lawrence River, Dew came aboard disguised as a pilotEthel Le Neve – Hawley Harvey Crippen
3. Declan Rudd – Declan Thomas Rudd is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Charlton Athletic on loan from Norwich City. Born in Diss, Norfolk, Rudd joined the Norwich City academy at the age of eight and he was originally spotted by City when playing for local side Bressingham as a striker. I think my size helped me, said Rudd speaking to Clubs official matchday programme, On The Ball, I was quite tall for my age and Ive always enjoyed playing in goal in the past. But the coaches at my old club always felt I was better outfield and it was only at Norwich when they said I wouldnt make it as a striker that I became a goalkeeper. As a youth player, Rudd was heavily involved with Norwichs run in the FA Youth Cup in 2008–09, in the fifth round, he saved three penalties against Everton, having also scored a penalty in an earlier round. Norwich manager Bryan Gunn said, Its all in Declans hands, literally and he showed the confidence hes got as a young goalkeeper. He stood up and took the penalty kick against Stoke – last night he just saved the three. Im sure hell be in there with a big smile on his face today, hes got an opportunity to be a top quality goalkeeper. Hes just got to be focused on his job ahead and not get rushed into things and we have to try and develop him in the right way. When he comes into the first team training he doesnt look out of place, hes got a great opportunity of being a top class goalkeeper. Rudd was named as a substitute for the game of the 2007–08 season at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday. In summer 2008, Rudd signed a contract with the Canaries. In season 2008–09, he was allocated a number of 13. He made his debut on 26 September 2009, in a match away to Gillingham. His full debut three days later at Carrow Road in a 4–0 win against Leyton Orient. Rudd made his first appearance in the Championship in a 2–1 victory over Barnsley on 11 September 2010, Rudd made his first appearance in the Premier League on 27 August 2011, after John Ruddy was sent off in a 3–1 defeat to Chelsea. His first taste of Premier League football was to concede a penalty from Frank Lampard, due to Ruddys subsequent suspension, Rudd made his full Premier League debut on 11 September at home to West Bromwich Albion, saving a penalty from Peter Odemwingie in a 0–1 defeat. After performing admirably in Norwichs 4–1 FA Cup victory over Burnley in January 2012, on 12 August 2014, following two loan spells at Preston North End, Rudd signed a new three-year contract at Norwich, with the option for a further twelve monthsDeclan Rudd – Rudd playing for Preston North End in 2013
4. Francis Taylor (MP) – Francis Taylor was an English brewer and Liberal and Liberal Unionist politician. Taylor was the son of Alfred Lombe Taylor of Diss. The Taylor family had property in Diss and had an interest in Taylor, Taylor became a partner in the brewery and inherited the interests of his father in the town, living at the Manor House in Mount Street. In 1885 Taylor was elected as Member of Parliament for South Norfolk as a Liberal and he held the seat until 1898 when he retired through ill-health. Hansard 1803–2005, contributions in Parliament by Francis TaylorFrancis Taylor (MP) – Taylor in 1895.
5. Baldwin Wake Walker – Admiral Sir Baldwin Wake Walker, 1st Baronet KCB CMG was Surveyor of the Navy from 1848 to 1861. He was created 1st Baronet Wake Walker, of Oakley House in 1856, Baldwin Wake Walker was the eldest son of John Walker of Whitehaven and Frances, daughter of Captain Drury Wake. Walker entered the Royal Navy in 1812, and was made a Lieutenant in April,1820 and he served 2 years on the Jamaica station, then for 3 years on the coast of South America and the west coast of Africa. In 1827 he entered service in the Mediterranean aboard HMS Rattlesnake and was first lieutenant of the bomb vessel HMS Aetna at the attack on Morea Castle during the Morea expedition, for this service he received the crosses of the Légion dhonneur and of the Greek Order of the Redeemer. He saw further service in the Mediterranean aboard the ships HMS Asia, HMS Britannia and HMS Barham, in that rank he served in HMS Vanguard from 1836 –1838. Walker married Mary Catherine Sinclair Worth, daughter of Captain John Worth and Catherine Sinclair, in 1838 Walker was given special permission of the Admiralty to accept a command in the Turkish Navy, in which he was known as Walker Bey and later as Yavir Pasha. In July 1840 Ahmet Fevzi Paşa, the Capitán-Pasha, took the fleet to Alexandria and delivered it to Muhammad Ali of Egypt, who then refused to part with it. Walker summoned the Turkish Captains to a Council of War, and proposed a landing where he would surround the palace, carry off Muhammad Ali. This operation was cancelled due to Muhammad Ali letting the ships go, anna, and the Prussian Order of the Red Eagle. Following his return to England in 1845 he commanded HMS Queen as flag-captain to Sir John West at Devonport, and from 1846 –1847, from 1848 –1861, he was Surveyor of the Navy. He returned to England in 1864, being promoted to Vice Admiral in 1865 and being appointed Commander-in-Chief and he was promoted to Admiral in 1870. These large vessels were designed to compete with the United States Navy which had decided to build five steam frigates, the ships had only a short service history as they were both too large for wooden ships and expensive to operate, as they required large crews. It is reported that due to the stresses caused by their engines, Orlando. When in 1858 the French started building La Gloire, the first armoured iron-hulled ship, Walker replied that he believed iron hulls would never replace wooden ships. Eventually it was decided to construct an iron-hulled ship instead, Baldwin Wake Walker died on 12 February 1876 at his house in Diss, Norfolk. He was succeeded as Baronet by his eldest son Baldwin Wake Walker and his grandson Sir Frederic Wake-Walker also achieved flag rank and served in both World Wars, playing a leading role in the evacuation of Dunkirk and the hunt for the battleship Bismarck. Attribution This article incorporates text from a now in the public domain, WalkerBaldwin Wake Walker – Walker in Turkish service, 1840.
6. Mary Wilson, Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx – Gladys Mary Wilson, Lady Wilson of Rievaulx, is an English poet and the widow of former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. She is the spouse of a British PM to become a centenarian. She was born in Diss, Norfolk, the daughter of Reverend Daniel Baldwin and she attended boarding school at Milton Mount College near Crawley, leaving in 1932 to attend a secretarial course in Cumbria for two years. She was employed as a shorthand typist at Lever Brothers in Port Sunlight before marrying Harold Wilson on New Years Day,1940 and she and Wilson had two sons, Robin and Giles. In 1970 her volume of poetry, Selected Poems, was published, according to the Dictionary of National Biography entry for Harold Wilson, written by Roy Jenkins, Mary Wilson was not too happy with life as a political wife. Mary was widowed on 24 May 1995 when Harold died of colorectal cancer and they had been married for 55 years. As of 2007 she lived in Westminster, a distance away from Downing Street. She also retains the holiday home in the Isles of Scilly. In 2013, she accepted her invitation to attend the funeral of Margaret Thatcher, mrs Wilson was and remains a lady of firm convictions, and at 94 is as alert as ever, Guardian 17 March 2010Mary Wilson, Baroness Wilson of Rievaulx – Premierships