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1. Aldershot – Aldershot is a town in the English county of Hampshire, located on heathland about 37 mi southwest of London. The area is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council, the town has a population of 36,321, while the Farnborough/Aldershot Built-up Area, a loose conurbation has a population of 243,344, making it the thirtieth-largest urban area in the UK. Aldershot is known as the Home of the British Army, a connection led to its rapid growth from a small village to a Victorian town. Aldershot is twinned with Sulechów in Poland, Meudon in France, the name may have derived from alder trees found in the area. Aldershot was included as part of the Hundred of Crondall referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086, john Nordens map of Hampshire, published in the 1607 edition of William Camdens Britannia, indicates that Aldershot was a market town. Prior to 1850, Aldershott was little known, the area was a vast stretch of common land, a lonely wasteland unsuitable for most forms of agriculture with scant population. In the 18th century, the stretch of the London to Winchester turnpike that passed through Aldershot between Bagshot and Farnham was the scene of highway robberies, at one time it had almost as bad a reputation as Hounslow Heath. Dick Turpin is said to have operated in the area having his headquarters nearby in Farnborough, in 1854, at the time of the Crimean War, Aldershot Garrison was established as the first permanent training camp for the British Army. This led to an expansion of Aldershots population going from 875 in 1851. Mrs Louisa Daniell arrived in the town at this time and set up her Soldiers Home and Institute to cater for the needs of the soldiers. The Aldershot riot of July 1945 caused considerable damage to the centre when disgruntled Canadian troops rioted in the streets for two evenings. A substantial rebuilding of the barracks was carried out between 1961 and 1969, by the architecture and engineering firm Building Design Partnership, the work was sped up under government pressure, and various new building technologies were employed with mixed success. In 1974 Aldershot and Farnborough urban districts were merged to form the Borough of Rushmoor under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972. After a 2009 campaign, the British Government allowed veteran Gurkha soldiers who had served for more four years. As many Gurkha soldiers had been based in and around Aldershot, between the 2001 Census and the 2011 Census, Rushmoors Nepalese population increased to approximately 6,000 people, making up 6. 5% of the overall population. Howarth was later criticised for suggesting that Nepalese migrants should be dispersed across the UK, the Aldershot Military Tattoo was an annual event dating back to 1894. In the 1920s and 30s, the Aldershot Command Searchlight Tattoo held at the Rushmoor Arena presented displays from all branches of the services, at one time the performances attracted crowds of up to 500,000 people. The Tattoo was organised to raise money for military charities, by the end of the 1930s the event was raising around £40,000 annually
2. Claude Auchinleck – Field Marshal Sir Claude John Eyre Auchinleck GCB, GCIE, CSI, DSO, OBE was a British Army commander during the Second World War. He was a soldier who spent much of his military career in India. He served as Commander-in-Chief India until Partition in 1947, when he assumed the role of Supreme Commander of all British forces in India and Pakistan until late 1948. Born at 89 Victoria Road in Aldershot, the son of Colonel John Auchinleck and Mary Auchinleck, Auchinleck attended Eagle House School at Crowthorne and then Wellington College on scholarships. He was promoted to lieutenant on 21 April 1905 and then spent the two years in Tibet and Sikkim before moving to Benares in 1907 where he caught diphtheria. After briefly serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Aldershot he returned Benares in 1909, Auchinleck saw active service in the First World War and was deployed with his regiment to defend the Suez Canal, in February 1915 he was in action against the Turks at Ismaïlia. His regiment moved into Aden to counter the Turkish threat there in July 1915, the 6th Indian Division, of which the 62nd Punjabis were a part, was landed at Basra on 31 December 1915 for the Mesopotamian campaign. In July 1916 Auchinleck was promoted acting major and made second in command of the regiment. He took part in a series of attacks on the Turks at the Battle of Hanna in January 1916 and was one of the few British officers in his regiment to survive these actions. He became acting commanding officer of his regiment in February 1917 and led his regiment at the Second Battle of Kut in February 1917, Auchinleck attended the Staff College, Quetta between 1920 and 1921. He married Jessie Stewart in 1921, Jessie had been born in 1900 in Tacoma, Washington, to Alexander Stewart, head of the Blue Funnel Line that plied the west coast of the United States. When he died about 1919, their mother took her, her twin brother Alan and her younger brother Hepburne back to Bun Rannoch, holidaying at Grasse on the French Riviera, Auchinleck, who was on leave from India at the time, met Jessie on the tennis courts. She was a high-spirited, blue-eyed beauty, things moved quickly, and they were married within five months. Sixteen years younger than Auchinleck, Jessie became known as the little American girl in India and he attended the Imperial Defence College in 1927 and, having been promoted to lieutenant-colonel on 21 January 1929 he was appointed to command his regiment. Promoted to full colonel on 1 February 1930 with seniority from 15 November 1923, he became an instructor at the Staff College, Quetta in February 1930 where he remained until April 1933. On leaving his command in April 1936 Auchinleck was on the unemployed list until September 1936 when he was appointed Deputy Chief of the General Staff. He was then appointed to command the Meerut District in India in July 1938 and he received promotion to acting lieutenant-general on 1 February 1940 and to the substantive rank of lieutenant-general on 16 March 1940. In May 1940 Auchinleck took over command of the Anglo-French ground forces in Norway, Montgomery later wrote, In the 5th Corps I first served under Auchinleck
3. Peter Baldwin (politician) – Peter Jeremy Baldwin is a former Australian politician. He was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1983 to 1998, Baldwin was born in Aldershot, England. His family moved to Australia in 1958 and he attended Normanhurst Boys High School in Sydney, later receiving a BEE from the University of Sydney, and a BA from Macquarie University. Baldwin was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council from 1975 to 1982, as part of his campaign he uncovered substantial and illegal doctoring of the partys account books in the Enmore branch of the ALP. On 16 July 1980, he was assaulted at his home in the nearby Sydney suburb of Marrickville. Pictures of his battered face dominated the front pages of newspapers around the nation, no one was ever charged with the assault. Subsequently it was alleged that the bashing was undertaken by underworld figure Tom Domican acting on suggestions from the Labor state secretary at the time, in March 2007 Richardson won a settlement against Fairfax of A$50,000 for defamation on the basis of this report. After leaving state politics, Baldwin held the seat of Sydney in the Federal Parliament from 1983 to 1998
4. Joan Bates – Joan Bates was the co-founder, with her husband Paddy Roy Bates, of the Principality of Sealand of which they appointed themselves Prince Roy and Princess Joan. Joan Bates was born Joan Collins on 2 September 1929 at Aldershot Barracks, England, the daughter of RSM Albert Collins of the Royal Horse Artillery, the family were later stationed at Shoebury Barracks. As a young woman, Joan was a queen and model who, according to her son Michael. They married three months later in 1949 at the Caxton Hall Registry Office in London and they had two children, Penelope Penny and Michael. Bates died on 10 March 2016 at a Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, nursing home and her funeral was held on 17 March, with her coffin draped with the flag of Sealand. She was survived by her two children, four grandchildren, six grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Bates featured on at least one postage stamp issued by the Principality, –2 September 1967, Mrs. Joan Bates 2 September 1967 –10 March 2016, self-proclaimed, Her Royal Highness Princess Joan of Sealand
5. Kelly Bell – Kelly Bell is an English former glamour model. She has been described as the United Kingdoms number-one glamour model, Bell has appeared in many young teen girl magazines, as a young teen model and has had many TV appearances over the last 15 years. She entered a competition to find Britains next top model in the Daily Sport at just 16, Bell was voted the UKs sexiest babe for 2007 by the readers of the Daily & Sunday Sport. She recorded a single titled Down n Dirty in 2003 and performed a concert in Colchester in aid of the Army Benevolent Fund and she is a campaigner for the British Armed Forces and raises awareness for the military whenever she can. Bell is a vegan who avoids the consumption or use of animal products and she is a supporter of the British vegetarian, vegan and animal rights group Viva. Official website Sweetheart Kelly sings a welcome home for our boys Kelly Bell at MySpace
6. John Belling – John Belling, born in Aldershot, England, was a cytogeneticist who developed the iron-acetocarmine staining technique which is used in the study of chromosomes. He studied at Stonehouse Grammar School, Kings College London and University College London and he received an honorary DSc in 1922 from the University of Maine in recognition of his work. In his work with Albert F and he was able to make accurate estimates of chromosome numbers and proposed that chromomeres, the small condensations along the chromosome, were individual genes. Throughout his career Belling had many health problems that required frequent hospitalisation. He died suddenly on 28 February 1933
7. Amelle Berrabah – Amelle Berrabah is an English singer, songwriter and former member of the Sugababes who replaced founding member Mutya Buena in the group in December 2005. Berrabah was born in Aldershot, Hampshire to Moroccan parents and she has four sisters, younger sister Samiya, older sisters Laila, Zakiya and Nora and a brother, Khaled. Her family owned a shop in Aldershot. Berrabahs father died of cancer in 2002, Berrabah attended Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford on the merit of a scholarship. It was then that she met her managers and formed the band Boo2, with her sister, Samiya and began looking for record contract opportunities. She won Top of the Pops magazine’s Star Search in 2003 that gave her the chance to be the singer of a new band and had performed at Party in the Park as well. Following Mutya Buenas departure from Sugababes, Berrabah was roped in as a replacement by the groups management and their manager had seen Boo2 perform at an American showcase a few years prior in 2003 and Berrabah had impressed him. As soon as Buena left, he gave Berrabah a call about the opportunity and they liked the demos and Berrabah was then announced as the newest member of the band. The first single to feature Berrabahs vocals, Red Dress, entered the UK Singles Chart at number four, Taller in More Ways was re-released in early 2006 with re-recorded vocals by Berrabah. Because of the hastiness of the replacement, she could only re-record vocals for three of the tracks on the album and she also contributed the song, Now Youre Gone to the new track listing. They performed the 2007 Comic Relief single with fellow girlband, Girls Aloud, Walk This Way, on 28 April 2007, Berrabah was arrested over allegations that she had assaulted a girl on the dancefloor in a club. The first single from their album Change, the Dr. Luke produced About You Now, in October 2007, Change became the groups second UK Albums Chart number one, giving the group the top positions on the singles and albums charts simultaneously. Berrabah was credited with co-writing five songs on the album, Berrabah was arrested again on 10 January 2008 on suspicion of causing criminal damage and a public order offence. The arrest was made in connection with an attack on a car in her hometown of Aldershot on 9 January 2008. The charges were dropped when it was revealed that she was not even in town at the time. Despite announcing a break after the Change tour, the group began working on Catfights and Spotlights. After the commercial disappointment of Catfights and Spotlights, the group working on a new album, Sweet 7, signing with Roc Nation. Berrabah was also featured on Never Leave You by Tinchy Stryder in 2009, prior to shooting the video for the second single, RedOne production About a Girl, Berrabah was rumoured to have left the group
8. Bob Catley – Robert Adrian Bob Catley is an English singer and musician. He is the singer of the rock band Magnum. He is also a solo artist, born in Aldershot on 11 September 1947 Catleys family moved to the Tile Cross area of Birmingham when he was young. During this time he joined several bands, such as The Smokestacks and his first professional band was when he joined local outfit The Capitol Systems. The initial line-up was Bob Catley Paul Sargent Paul Whitehouse, Dave Bailey, shortly afterward they changed their name to Paradox, inspired by a science-fiction novel. A one-off deal was arranged with Mercury after Paradox had come to the attention of Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt—the tracks chosen were Ever Since I Can Remember, in addition they recorded Mary Colinto and Somebody Save Me. All of these songs were written by Dave Morgan, Paradox went on to play festivals in the Netherlands and Italy before splitting up upon their return to the UK in 1970. Bob remained determined to pursue a career in music, formed in 1972, Magnum have undergone several changes in personnel over the years, however the core of vocalist Bob Catley and guitarist/songwriter Tony Clarkin remain today. Magnum began as the band at Birmingham’s famous Rum Runner night club. They began to develop their own style by playing Clarkins songs at a residency at The Railway Inn, in Birminghams Curzon Street, joining Clarkin and Catley were drummer Kex Gorin and bassist Dave Morgan. Their breakthrough album came in 1985 with On A Storytellers Night which featured the single Just Like An Arrow, in the summer of 1995 Tony Clarkin announced the band were to split following a farewell tour of the UK and Europe. After Magnum split, a group featuring Catley and Clarkin was formed called Hard Rain. It was around this time that Catley launched a career using various songwriters. However, Hard Rain found gigs and booking hard to come by, also, at this time, Catley was becoming increasingly focused on his solo career, and he quit Hard Rain, marking the end of a working relationship with Clarkin that dated back to 1972. After a quiet period Clarkin announced the end of Hard Rain, eventually, Tony Clarkin and Catley re-launched Magnum with the album Breath Of Life in 2002 on SPV. They were again joined by Stanway, with former Hard Rain bassist Al Barrow and this was subsequently followed by Brand New Morning in 2004. Magnum completed work on a new album, Princess Alice And The Broken Arrow released on 26 March 2007. The album entered the UK Album Charts at #70, the first time Magnum have charted in the UK since 1994
9. A. Bertram Chandler – Arthur Bertram Chandler was a British-Australian science fiction author, writing under his own name and the pseudonyms George Whitley, George Whitely, Andrew Dunstan, and S. H. M. He was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England and he was a merchant marine officer, sailing the world in everything from tramp steamers to troop ships. In 1956, he emigrated to Australia and became an Australian citizen, Chandler wrote over 40 novels and 200 works of short fiction. He won Ditmar Awards for the short story The Bitter Pill and he was most well known for his Rim World series and John Grimes novels, both of which have a distinctly naval flavor. In the latter, Chandlers principal hero John Grimes is a sailor who has occasional adventures on the oceans of various planets. Chandler arrived at the John Grimes series in a rather convoluted and his original Rim Worlds protagonist was Derek Calver, the merchant spaceman who drifted from the Galactic center to the Rim. Then appeared Sonia Verril, the femme fatale and temptress who messed up Calvers life. While this love triangle was moving towards an explosive confrontation deep in space, however, the plot culminated with Calver, along with Arlen, going to the mysterious Outsiders Ship and being taken off away from the Galaxy and out of all human ken, leaving the stage empty. Chandler then went on to provide Commodore Grimes with numerous new adventures as well as chart his career backwards to its humble beginnings. Drongo Kane, a captain who is the villain in several books, comes from the planet Austral. The colonists who sing the end up re-enacting the darker part of Australian history. As revealed at the climax of the story, the resemblance is not accidental, Chandler made heavy use of the parallel universe plot device throughout his career, with many Grimes stories involving characters briefly crossing over into other realities. Eventually they become resigned to captivity and adopt a small local rodent as a pet, seeing this, their captors apologise for the mistake and repatriate them to Earth, remarking that only intelligent creatures put other creatures in cages. Sex is frequent in Chandlers books, often in free fall, women on board are typically pursers or passengers, far less often are they regular officers in the chain of command. Relationships are invariably described from the point of view, women characters might be sympathetic. In the early Bring Back Yesterday, the dashing Johnnie Petersen is involved with four women in the course of a single book, Petersen changes time itself in order to save her from a gruesome death and lives happily ever after with her. Chandlers daughter, Jenny Chandler, married British horror fiction writer Ramsey Campbell, early Grimes – These cover Grimes Survey Service career, from Ensign to Commander. Ships in this book are the magnetic Gaussjammers, obsolete by Grimes time but recalled with some nostalgia
10. Michael Chappell – Michael John William Chappell BEM, better known as Mike Chappell, is an English military historian and illustrator of military books. Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with links to the British Army going back several generations, Mike Chappells late parents were Samuel Chappell and Kathleen. His siblings are Anthony Chappell, who served in the Royal Corps of Signals, Anna Chappell, as a boy, he attended St. Josephs Roman Catholic School in Aldershot, the Army School at Blackdown in Hampshire and Guildford Technical College. After leaving school, Chappell briefly served an apprenticeship with 13 Command Workshop REME. During his 22-year military career he saw service in Cyprus, Germany, Libya, Malaya, Swaziland, Ulster and he retired in 1974 as a Regimental Sergeant Major of the 1st Battalion of the Wessex Regiment, a British Army Territorial Army infantry regiment. He first began painting military subjects for his own interest in 1968 and his many years of military service actually wearing the kit and using the weapons give him a unique insight in his illustrations. Consequently, Chappell has gained popularity as a military illustrator, having written and illustrated over 100 books. Formerly a resident of Aldershot, Chappell now lives in the village of Malras in France with his second wife and his marriage to his first wife, Edna, was dissolved. He was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queens Birthday Honours List on 15 June 2013
11. Hedley Churchward – Al-Hajj Hedley Churchward, was an English set designer and painter, notable for converting to Islam and in 1910 being the first known British Muslim to make the Hajj. Hedleys father, a member of a respected and ancient English family, was a commissar in the British Army at the time of the Crimean War. During Hedleys childhood he came into contact with his father’s rather unusual circle of friends and acquaintances and he was sent to Kilburn College, where he “shared lollipops with the sons of South American presidents, of Indian generals, of big-game hunters, polar explorers and professional empire builders”. His painting skills were noticed at Kilburn and he was promptly commandeered to produce backdrops, on a trip to Spain, Hedley Churchward first made his acquaintance with Islam. He was awed by the Alhambra in Granada and the architecture of the Córdoba Mosque, developed a liking for the landscape of Al-Andalus. He became steeped in Arab culture, gradually exchanging his western clothing for local garb, in Cairo, his growing reputation in the Arab world, resulted in a commission to decorate one of the citys mosques. He built a home for close to the Pyramids. He proved an able scholar, and soon preached sermons at a small mosque, in the years that followed he shuttled between England and Morocco, also managing to visit Australia and South Africa to investigate work opportunities. In South Africa his art and easy elegance gained him the patronage of Cecil Rhodes, Churchwards intercession with President Paul Kruger resulted in the construction of the first mosque on the Witwatersrand. His many visits to Cairo led to his marrying the daughter of a Shafi Jurist of Al-Azhar, after his conversion he planned on making the Hajj to Mecca, amidst doubts expressed by the British Embassy in Cairo. He was subjected to an examination by the Qadi of Egypt to determine the extent of his faith. Passing the test, he received a testimonial ornately endorsed by the chief Ottoman cleric, leading scholars and imams, Hedley and his wife settled amongst the Cape Malays of South Africa. A year later Hedley left Johannesburg on the first stage of his hajj, the steamship voyage went via Bombay, where he arranged passage on an ancient pilgrim ship, the SS Islamic. The vessel, armed against pirates, and captained by a cantankerous Scotsman, the boat docked at the Sudanese port of Suakin, where Churchward called on the British Consul, to be informed that the Arab authorities would almost certainly not allow him to disembark at Jeddah. After two days of hot and exhausting travel, Hedley and his guide arrived in the Holy City, a large number of Churchwards paintings and drawings are preserved at the University of Witwatersrand. Rosenthal, Eric & Churchward, Hedley, From Drury Lane to Mecca – Being an account of the life and adventures of Hedley Churchward. Media related to Hedley Churchward at Wikimedia Commons
12. Libby Davies – Libby Davies CM is a Canadian politician from British Columbia. Prior to entering politics, Davies helped found the Downtown Eastside Residents Association. Davies was born in Aldershot, United Kingdom on February 27,1953 and she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1969. Before being elected to Parliament, she participated in many political organizations in the Downtown Eastside area of Vancouver. She dropped out of university to help Bruce Eriksen found the Downtown Eastside Residents Association and she was instrumental in a campaign to save the Carnegie library which was later converted into the Carnegie Community Centre serving low-income adults. From 1994-1997 Davies was employed by the Hospital Employees Union, for 24 years Davies lived in a common law relationship with Vancouver city councilor Bruce Eriksen, who died of cancer in 1997. In 2001, Davies became the first female Canadian Member of Parliament to reveal that she was in a same-sex relationship. Davies was elected to Vancouver City Council as a member of the Coalition of Progressive Electors in 1982 and was re-elected in 1984,1986,1988 and she ran for Mayor of Vancouver with the backing of COPE in 1993, losing to Philip Owen. Davies was first elected to parliament in 1997 and re-elected in 2000,2004,2006 and 2008 and 2011, in parliament she has been a strong supporter of drug policy reform, specifically to halt the criminalization of drug users. Davies, who was never married to Eriksen, joined other commentators in criticizing Kenney for playing politics with other parliamentarians personal lives. In December 2007, Davies received the Justice Gerald Le Dain Award for Achievement in the Field of Law and she was recognized for her outstanding drug policy reform work at the 2007 International Drug Policy Reform Conference, hosted by the Drug Policy Alliance and the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation. Davies faced accusations of anti-semitism stemming from a June 5,2010 and she was criticized for her comments the next day in an Ottawa Citizen editorial. She responded to criticisms in a letter to the Citizen. In 2011, it was announced that Davies would serve as health critic for the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet, Davies declined to stand as a candidate for the leadership of the New Democratic Party in 2012, citing her inability to speak French as a factor. On December 12,2014, Davies announced that she would retire from parliament at the 2015 general election after 18 years as a Member of Parliament, in December 2016, Davies was named a Member of the Order of Canada. Official website Libby Davies – Parliament of Canada biography Hansard – Debate in which Davies came out OpenParliament. ca Profile
13. Norman "Dinky" Diamond – In 1975 Diamond was voted Drummer of the Year in a poll held by Premier Drums. He committed suicide by hanging in 2004 after a dispute with noisy neighbours. Born in Aldershot in Hampshire, the son of Isabella and Albert Victor Diamond and he had three sisters, Maureen, Daphne and Margaret and a brother, David and attended St. Michaels Church of England Secondary School in Aldershot. A self-taught drummer, Diamond played in a variety of bands including Sound of Time in his native town while working in electrical distribution. The Mael brothers placed an advertisement in music weekly Melody Maker which read, must be beard free and exciting. As a result, Martin Gordon was hired, Sparks became a UK teen sensation, appearing on the cover of Melody Maker, Record Mirror and many other pop magazines, both in the UK and Europe. Hits such as This Town Aint Big Enough for Both of Us, Amateur Hour, Gordon and Fisher were later replaced, but Diamond temporarily survived the cull. In 1975 the revised band, including Diamond, toured the US promoting the Kimono My House, Diamond had enjoyed being a member of a high-profile band, and would sit in the office at Island Records, answering the telephones and reading paperwork. Here he met Lee Packham, whom he married in 1976, the couple later divorced - she died in 1994. Diamonds dismissal affected him badly, but he went on to appear with a number of bands, at the same time Diamond had recently left a job he enjoyed and taken one which he hated, working for an internet gardening company. When the police and local housing association did not take action against the neighbour despite numerous complaints, Diamond got drunk, a heavy drinker, he had more than five times the legal driving limit of alcohol in his blood. The neighbour, Lisa Norman, told the Daily Mail, I cant believe Im being blamed and her partner said, He had a history of alcohol abuse, and all the blame is being concentrated on my partner. The Mael brothers posted a tribute to Diamond on the Sparks website and we hold fond memories of working with Dinky and of his contribution to several of our albums during the ’70s. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, diamonds funeral was held at Aldershot Crematorium. Dinky Diamond Discography on Discogs - Sparks drummer’s suicide - The Times -5 February 2005
14. Arthur English – Arthur Leslie Norman English was an English television, film and stage actor and comedian from the music hall tradition. English was born at 22 Lysons Road in Aldershot, Hampshire and he attended West End Boys School in Aldershot from the age of 5 to 14. His first stage appearance was aged 10 when he joined a group from Gale & Poldens called the Five Oclock Follies as an acrobat, on leaving school in 1933 he briefly worked at Fishers Hotel in nearby Farnham before becoming an errand boy in a local grocery store. He married Ivy Ruth Martin in 1941, it was she who made his enormous kipper ties out of brightly coloured curtain material at the beginning of his stage career and they had two children, Ann Faith and Anthony. In 1949, while employed in Aldershot as a painter. English and his stage partner Jonny Carrol unsuccessfully auditioned at the Windmill Theatre in London. On a second and this time solo audition with Vivian Van Damm English became resident comedian at the Windmill Theatre at the same time compering a show for Bob Potter, English stayed at the Windmill as the principal comic until August 1950. His radio work began with the BBC series Variety Bandbox, using as always his own Aldershot accent. His usual delivery was to tell a long rambling shaggy dog story at ever-increasing rapidity without losing clarity until, at top speed, he would end with the catch-phrase, which he played from 1976 to 1985, including the 1977 film adaptation. He played Arthur, Alf Garnetts mate, in In Sickness and in Health and he also appeared in The Sweeney. He had more likeable roles in two British childrens TV series, The Ghosts of Motley Hall, which ran from 1976 to 1978 on ITV, and as Slugger in Follyfoot, which ran from 1971 to 1973, also on ITV. He was in other films and Everyday Maths, a British TV schools programme starring Jack Wild as Englishs grandson. In 1978 he was the subject in This Is Your Life, also in 1983 he played Frosch in Die Fliedermaus with English National Opera at the London Coliseum. In 1985 he appeared in an episode of the American TV series Magnum, English appeared in the Royal Variety Performance in 1951 and 1980. He had been president of Aldershot Town F. C. which had formed out of the ashes of Aldershot F. C. The new club badge depicted a rising phoenix and was designed by English, the performers John Inman and Jack Douglas were the childs godparents. The couple separated in 1986 and the marriage was dissolved in 1987, Arthur English died in 1995 at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey as a result of complications from emphysema. Sampson The Ghosts of Motley Hall - Bodkin / Boddikins Are You Being Served, - Mr. - Mr. Harman The Boys in Blue - Farmer Arthur English at the Internet Movie Database The Follyfoot Fan Tribute Site The Follyfoot forum
15. Richard Eve – He defended Ahmed ‘Urabi in Cairo when he was tried by the restored Khedivate on 3 December 1882 following the ‘Urabi Revolt which had led to the Anglo-Egyptian War. Eve was born in Bromsgrove Street in Kidderminster, the youngest son of Ann and John Eve, the foreman in a local carpet factory. After leaving school Eve was articled to a office in Leamington Spa in 1846, here he was initiated into Guy’s Lodge No.556 in 1854. He joined Brecknock Lodge No.936 in Brecon in Wales in 1861 during a period there. He set up his own small solicitors office in Aldershot at the time the British Army was rapidly expanding its presence in the area, here he joined Panmure Lodge No 723. He defended Ahmed ‘Urabi in Cairo when he was tried by the restored Khedivate on 3 December 1882 following the ‘Urabi Revolt which had led to the Anglo-Egyptian War, Eve stood unsuccessfully as a Liberal candidate for Parliament five times, once contesting the Kidderminster constituency. At the same time he developed his interest in Freemasonry. Eve was appointed as Treasurer of Supreme Grand Chapter in 1887, Eve was Chairman of the Royal Masonic School for Boys management board from 1891 until his death in 1900. In 1899 a Lodge was formed which was linked to the Boys’ School, it was named Richard Eve Lodge in his honour. A history of the Lodge states that it “had its origin in the wish of many admirers of Richard Eve to perpetuate his name as a citizen of London. He was buried in Aldershot Cemetery where a granite memorial of the figure of Charity. He never married, and his estate of £34,199 6s 8d was left to fellow solicitors, the Masonic funeral was reported in The Freemason on July 21,1900. “Bro Eve had found in life manifold points of contact with his fellows. It was a solemn and inspiring sight – this long procession of black-coated men, the great body of Masons marched in twos in front of the carriage. There were about 100 of them, all wearing the white gloves. This was raised by “Admiring friends to keep his memory green in his town which he ardently loved. ”The monument is faced with glazed Doulton tiles in green, terracotta and bronze. Richard Eve at Find a Grave
16. Eamon Everall – Eamon Everall is an English artist and educator. He was one of the 12 founder members of the Stuckists art group and he paints in a neo-cubist style, with subjects from life worked on over a long period. He was born in Aldershot, Hampshire in an army family and he spent his childhood years in the UK, Europe and Asia, and attended 14 schools, including in Germany and the Far East. The last of these were St Edmunds School, Dover, and The Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone and he studied art at the now-defunct Folkestone School Of Art, and then Waltham Forest School of Art. He took a course in advanced printmaking at Wimbledon School of Art. After college he travelled abroad, and ended up working on a Rhine river steamer, then worked as a postman, 1974–76, Everall won an ARCUK scholarship and studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. For the following years he repaired musical instruments, was a builders assistant labourer, antique fair promoter. From 1988 onwards, he has divided his week between his studio practice and working as Head of Art & Design, Redbridge Institute, London. He said that adult learners really can turn out the goods and produce work of great depth and wit, in 1996, he gained a post-graduate degree in Visual Theory. He was a member of the Stuckist art movement in 1999. In 2000 he curated the Stuckist exhibition at the Metropole Arts Centre in Folkestone, in 2004, he was one of the fourteen founder and featured artists in The Stuckists Punk Victorian held at the Walker Art Gallery for the Liverpool Biennial. In 2006, he was one of the ten leading Stuckists in the Go West exhibition at Spectrum London gallery. He lives in east London on the edge of Epping Forest, practises Buddhist meditation, Everall creates vivid compositions incorporating elements of neo-cubism. He mostly works from life and observation, although there is considerable interpretation in the end result, some of his paintings may take several years to complete, as changes are made and the composition revised over many layers. He is also technically knowledgeable, studying theories of paint chemistry, technique, history of art, composition, I consider such knowledge an essential part of the painters method. He goes on Buddhist meditation retreats, and this can inform his work and he refrains from talking about the meaning of the painting, as it works on a number of different levels. Im trying to create paintings which can be revisited time and time again, so the finds a growing set of meanings. The basic subject of the painting is a woman standing behind a table of plates, fruit and books
17. Martin Freeman – Among other accolades, he has won an Emmy Award, BAFTA Award and an Empire Award, with nominations including two other Emmy Awards, two other BAFTA Awards, a Saturn Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Freeman was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, the youngest of five children and his parents, Philomena and Geoffrey Freeman, a naval officer, separated when Freeman was a child. When Freeman was 10 years old, his father died of a heart attack, Freeman attended the Salesian School, Chertsey before attending Brooklands College for media studies. His older brother Tim became a musician with the group Frazier Chorus, Freeman was raised as a Roman Catholic. Although his family was not strict in their religious practices, his religion had a influence on him. As a child, he was asthmatic, and had to undergo a hip operation for what he has described as a dodgy leg. Freeman joined a theatre group at 15, but it was not until he was 17 that his confidence in his acting led to the decision to pursue it as a career. He went on to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama, Freeman has appeared in at least 18 TV shows,14 theatre productions, and several radio productions. He is notable for his role as Tim Canterbury in The Office and he appeared in the sitcom Hardware. He also appeared in films, including Ali G Indahouse. He began to move into more dramatic roles on television with his appearance as Lord Shaftesbury in the 2003 BBC historical drama Charles II, The Power. He can also be making a brief appearance in the first episode of the second series of This Life. Freeman also starred in the BBC television series The Robinsons and had a cameo in episode 1 of Black Books, in 2007, he appeared in The All Together written and directed by Gavin Claxton, as well as the Bill Kenwright theatre production of The Last Laugh. He is featured in the video for Faith No Mores cover of I Started a Joke, in May 2009, he starred in Boy Meets Girl, a four-part drama that charts the progress of characters Veronica and Danny after an accident which causes them to swap bodies. He currently plays Dr. John Watson in Sherlock, the BBC contemporary adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes detective stories, the first episode of Sherlock, A Study in Pink, was broadcast on 25 July 2010 to critical acclaim. For his performance in the role he won the BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor,2011 and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie. He played Bilbo Baggins, the character, in the three-part Peter Jackson film series The Hobbit. Accolades that his performance in the first part, The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey, garnered him include Best Hero at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and he was a main cast member in the 2013 finale to the trilogy, The Worlds End
18. Kevin Hague – Kevin Grant Hague is a former New Zealand MP representing the Green Party who was first elected to parliament in 2008. As of 2016 Hague was the Green Party spokesperson for Health, conservation, prior to his election to Parliament, Hague was the Chief Executive of the West Coast District Health Board. Hague is also an author, a long time gay rights activist, Hague has been an activist for a number of causes. In the 1980s he was involved in the campaign against sporting contacts with apartheid South Africa. In 1989 he co-authored Honouring the Treaty, an introduction for Pakeha to the Treaty of Waitangi, Hague also edited Terry Stewarts 1996 book Invisible families, a New Zealand resource for parents of lesbian and gay children. Hague is openly gay and in 1988 began work as an officer for the New Zealand AIDS Foundation. From 1998 to 2003 he was the Foundations executive director and he has represented New Zealand at United Nations, UNESCO and Commonwealth conferences on apartheid and on AIDS. He has also campaigned on behalf of cycling, in 2005 Hague became Chief Executive of the West Coast District Health Board, where he had worked since 2003. Hague resigned in December 2008 to become a Member of Parliament, Hague was placed at number seven on the Green Party list for the 2008 election. He was elected as a Green Party MP and gained the third highest number of votes in the West Coast-Tasman electorate. Hague was a member of the committee looking at Labour MP Louisa Walls Marriage Amendment Bill. The bill, which passed its first reading 80-40, was approved by the committee, Hague said once the bill had passed its third reading, in April 2013, there would be a number of incredibly emotional weddings between gay couples. Hague announced on 5 September 2016 that he would resign from parliament to become the CEO of Forest and he was replaced by Barry Coates. Hague was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, in the United Kingdom, Hague enjoys mountain biking, cycle touring and tramping. He has been with his partner since 1984, but has no plans to get married since Labour MP Louisa Walls Marriage Amendment Bill passed, Green Party – MP biography for Kevin Hague New Zealand Parliament – MP biography for Kevin Hague Kevin Hagues twitter
19. T. J. Hamblin – Terence John Hamblin was professor of Immunohaematology at the University of Southampton from 1987 until his death. Born in Worcester, England, Terry Hamblins early years were spent in Aldershot in Hampshire, he was educated at Farnborough Grammar School and he was appointed as Consultant Haematologist in Bournemouth in 1974. He was awarded a Guernsey Fellowship for stem cell transplantation in 1986 and he was a prolific author of books, chapters, original peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials, and web articles on scientific and medical topics. He was editor of the scientific journal Leukemia Research and a columnist for the political magazine World Medicine. His most important research discovery was that chronic lymphocytic leukaemia comes in two forms, depending on whether the heavy chain variable region genes contain somatic mutations. If they do the survival of the patient averages 25 years, if they do not, Hamblin presented the BBC2 episode Of Mice and Men in its Counterblast series, in which he argued for the use of animals in medical research. In a later article, Sutton discovered that, contrary to belief, Hamblin was not the original source of the spinach, Popeye. Hamblin died in 2012 of cancer