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Wyndham Lewis

Wyndham Lewis

Artist and writer. Born Percy Wyndham Lewis but he didn't like the Percy and dropped it. He was born in his wealthy American father's yacht off Amherst, Nova Scotia, to a British mother who left he...

Person, Art, Literature, USA

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James Walker

James Walker

Civil engineer. Born Falkirk and studied at Glasgow University. Came to London in 1800 where he became apprentice to his uncle Ralph Walker working on the construction of the West and East India Do...

Person, Engineering, Scotland

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Michael Rizzello

Michael Rizzello

Sculptor. Born London, son of an Italian tailor. Served in the army 1944-8. Chose to follow his talent for art rather than that for singing. Began working for Madame Tussauds, and then worked for t...

Person, Sculpture

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Countess of Rosebery, Deidre

Countess of Rosebery, Deidre

Easy to ID the Earl of Rosebery in 2006 (the year the plaque was erected): Neil Archibald Primrose, 7th Earl of Rosebery (1929 - ) descended from Hannah, but, according to The Peerage his wife, nee...

Person, Friend / family

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Ken Campbell

Ken Campbell

Writer, actor, director and comedian. Born in Ilford, Essex. Described as one of the strangest people in Britain. He trained at RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), but never fitted into any conve...

Person, Theatre, Cinema, TV & Radio

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