Famous Sidcup Residents

Below are articles about famous residents of the Lamorbey and Sidcup district over the years. Do you have others to suggest?


Quentin Blake, artist
Quentin Blake.pdf
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Henry Robertson, (Birdie), Bowers, explorer
Birdie Bowers.pdf
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Douglas Macmillan, charity founder
Douglas Macmillan.pdf
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Tom Mann, trade unionist, socialist, communist
Tom Mann.pdf
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Sir John Pender, communications cable pioneer
Sir John Pender.pdf
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Dame Ethel Smyth, DBE, composer and suffragette
Ethel Smyth.pdf
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1st Baron Waring, of Foots Cray Place, industrialist, public servant and benefactor
1st Baron Waring.pdf
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Others we are looking at include:

Rose Bruford (1904-1983), Founder of Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

Doreen Bird (1928-2004), Founder of Bird College Conservatoire of Dance and Musical Theatre

Elizabeth Wiskemann (1899-1971), journalist and historian

Inez Batterbury (1899-1997) sculptress

John Mercer (1923-2015), Second World War veteran, teacher and local historian


All meetings are held in St Lawrence's Community Hall, Hamilton Road, Sidcup, starting at 7.15pm.

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