Famous or well-known people who have lived in the village of Shere or in the surrounding villages in the Tillingbourne Valley.


Sir Henry Cole – Worked with Rowland Hill and part responsible for design/introduction of the Penny Black, also introduced first commercial Christmas card – became first Director of what became the Victoria and Albert Museum. Lived at Seaforth Cottage


W M Thakery -   author, wrote part of the Virginians whilst staying with Henry Cole


William Hyde – book illustrator and friend of Hilaire Belloc, illustrating Lime Walk in Belloc’s the Old Road. lived at Sayers.


The Misses Malthus – owned Pound House and then Workshop Cottage. Related sisters(?) to Thomas Robert Malthus economist, and population fame, who was Curate at Wotton.


The Misses Spottiswoods – donated the well to the Village


Lady Arthur Russel donated the swimming pool to the community


Sir Arthur Pearson – founder of the Daily Express, among other publications, and founded St Dunstans Home for the Blind - lived at Round Down, Colekitcken Lane for a period


Bray family


Flight Lieutenant John Vere Hopgood DFC pilot with 617 squadron RAF who flew on the famous dams raid.


Prunella Scales


Timothy West


Ernest Read music/conductor


JM Barrie author


Henry Marriott-Watson novelist


Charles Darwin scientist


Percy LLoyd photographer


Sir Edwin Lutyens architect


Helen Allingham artist


Peter Ustinov actor


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novelist


Charles Laughton actor


Elsie Lanchester actor


Andre Pevin music/conductor lived at Pantry's for a while


Charles Goodwin Norton pioneer cinematographer


Admiral Nicholas Hunt


Chris Williams motor sport


Lewis Pinhorn wood artist


Benjamin Williams Leader artist


Harry Edwards spiritual healer


Christine Carpenter anchoress


Sir Adrian Boult music/conductor


Lord Pethwick-Lawrence


Margaret Tarrant artist


Dirk Bogarde actor


Nan Marriott Watson actor


HEATH ROBINSON? ILLUSTRATOR


 




 




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