Bartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias

Portuguese nobleman who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip of Africa, in 1488, the first European known to do so since ancient times.

Person, Exploring, Africa, Portugal

1 memorial
Alec Dickson

Alec Dickson

Community educationist. Born Alexander Graeme Dickson at Duxhill Lodge, Ruislip. He served in Africa in World War II, where he began to formulate his ideas for mass education. He returned in 1948 a...

Person, Education, Africa, Hungary

1 memorial
Lieutenant Nicholas James Redvers John Townshend Durham

Lieutenant Nicholas James Redvers John Townshend Durham

Nicholas James Redvers John Townshend Durham was born on 13 January 1905 the son of James Andrew Cunningham Durham FSA (1879-1954) and Lady Agnes Elizabeth Audrey Durham née Townshend (1870-1955). ...

Person, Africa

War dead, WW2
1 memorial
Olaudah Equiano

Olaudah Equiano

Born in an African village, he was sold into slavery, first locally, then in England, then in America where he managed to buy his freedom. He returned to England and wrote the first autobiography o...

Person, Literature, Race Issues, Africa

4 memorials
Mo Farah

Mo Farah

Track and field athelete.  Born Somalia.  Moved to Britain aged 8 to join his father in Hounslow.  

Person, Sport / Games, Africa

1 memorial
Finlays

Finlays

From Finlays we learn that: James Finlay (d. 1790) began his career in Glasgow in the family textile business selling cotton goods. He moved into embroidered muslins and also manufacture. His son K...

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink, Gardens / Agriculture, Africa, Ceylon, Scotland

1 memorial
Ruth First

Ruth First

South African freedom fighter. Born Johannesburg. Married Slovo in 1949. Killed by a parcel bomb addressed to her in Mozambique where she was living in exile.

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Nationalism, Race Issues, Africa, South Africa

1 memorial
Sir Francis Galton

Sir Francis Galton

Biostatistician, human geneticist and eugenicist. Born at The Larches, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, a half-cousin of Charles Darwin. An enthusiastic traveller, particularly in Africa. Darwin's publicati...

Person, Exploring, Race Issues, Science, Africa

1 memorial
Ghana High Commission

Ghana High Commission

Ghana is in West Africa.  Colonised and gained independence in 1957, the first West African colony to do so.

Group, Politics & Administration, Africa, Ghana

1 memorial
James Augustus Grant

James Augustus Grant

Explorer. born Nairn, Scotland.

Person, Exploring, Africa, Scotland

1 memorial
36 more subjects