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Famous People of Suffolk


There must be absolutely lots of well known people that were either born, lived in or buried in Suffolk, our churches have memorails to a great many of these people, until five days ago I had not known of this person from Campsea Ashe, once a noted speaker for the House of Commons from 1905-1921

Viscount Ullswater of Campsea Ashe 1855-1949 [James William Lowther]

  

-- Edited by John Cooper at 14:58, 2008-11-30

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Sir Michael Bunbury KCVO DL of Naunton Hall, Rendlesham is currently the High Sheriff of Suffolk

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The following had a very notable connection with Woodbridge

Thomas Seckford, Court Lawyer to Elizabeth I, he was also a benefactor to the town who created such buildings as Seckford Hall, The Shire Hall, and Seckford Hospital and Almshouses

Isaac Johnson was a map maker of repute

Edward Fitzgerald was famous for translating the poems of Omar Khayyam

Thomas Churchyard was a local water colour artist and lawyer



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The title of this thread reminds me of a humourous tale that was told of Americans visiting europe. They particularly were interested in the history of europe. They came to a village (could it have been in suffolk?) and saw some old men standing talking on a street corner and asked of them, "Was there any famous men born in this community?" The old men thought for a moment, looked at each other in puzzlement, and then replied, "No, there were never any famous MEN born here. We only have BABIES born here."

-- Edited by jon at 15:19, 2009-01-01

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[Duplicate thread]

Coldham Hall Stanningfield the home of Model/Actress Claudia Schiffer

http://www.flickr.com/photos/runninginsuffolk/274767549/

-- Edited by John Cooper at 10:03, 2009-01-02

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