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William Cowper

William Cowper

Died 25/4/1800, 218 years ago

Poet and hymn writer.  Born Berkhamsted.  Spent his early years at Westminster School.  His work includes 'The Diverting History of John Gilpin' concerning a rather disorganised journey from Cheaps...

Person, Poetry

3 memorials

Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell

Born 25/4/1599, 419 years ago

Born Huntingdon. The picture source website also provides these words: "Following the traumatic upheavals of civil war and regicide, he rose from the ranks of the minor gentry to become Lord Protec...

Person, Politics & Administration

6 memorials

Walter de la Mare

Walter de la Mare

Born 25/4/1873, 145 years ago

Poet and writer.   Born 83 Maryon Road, Charlton.  Best known poem "The Listeners" ("Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door ....).  Also lived at: 14 Thornsett Ro...

Person, Poetry

1 memorial

Ralph Freiberg

Ralph Freiberg

Born 25/4/1911, 107 years ago

Pilot Officer, 121 Eagle Squadron, American, killed.  The following was sent to us by Angela Murphy:  Tribute to Ralph Freiberg The following tribute was given at the Memorial Day program held Ma...

War dead, War Memorial WW2, USA

1 memorial

C. B. Fry

C. B. Fry

Born 25/4/1872, 146 years ago

Sportsman and journalist. Born Charles Burgess Fry in Croydon. Primarily his sport was cricket, but he was also an athlete and played in a football cup final. He taught at Charterhouse School and p...

Person, Sport / Games, Education, Literature, Germany

2 memorials

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