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Lord Byron
Is Byron the greatest Nottinghamian?

We know who the greatest Britons are, but who is the greatest Nottinghamian?


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Great Nottinghamian biographies:

William Booth

Lord Byron

Watson Fothergill

Su Pollard

D H Lawrence

Alan Sillitoe

Robin Hood

Torvill and Dean

Sir Jesse Boot

Harold Larwood


The Life of Lord Byron

D H Lawrence biography

Sir Jesse Boot

Watson Fothergill

Su Pollard

Alan Sillitoe

Harold Larwood
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There are many names that nearly made it onto this list of famous Nottinghamains.

Other famous people from Robin Hood County include:

Ball, Captain Albert VC
Birch, Rob

Blower, Tom
Boot, Sir Jesse
Booth, General William
Bowden, Sir Frank
Bowles, Peter
Byng, Douglas
Byron, Lord John
Clarke, Rt Hon. Kenneth
Clough, Brian OBE
Coates, Eric
Cole, Andy
Cranmer, Thomas
Dance, Sir George
Dwight, Roy
Flowers, Wilfred
Fothergill, Watson
Hallam, Nick
Hewson, Sherrie
Hitchcock, Alma Reville
Hood, Robin
Howe, Lord Admiral Richard
Howitt, T. Cecil
Karno, Fred
Khaliq, Jawaid
Knight, Dame Laura
Larwood, Harold
Lawrence, DH
Lee, Alvin
Lindsey, Robert
McCarthy, Dennis
Meadows, Shane
Mee, Arthur
Owen, Greg
Player, John
Pollard, Su
Randall, Derek
Reynolds, John
Russell, Graham
Sillitoe, Allan
Smith, Paul CBE
Slater, Colin MBE
Stardust, Alvin
Torvill, Jayne MBE & OBE
Trease, Geoffrey
Walker, Chris
Watson, Dave
Westwood, Lee
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1 - Lord Byron, George Gordon - Writer
Byron was known as one of England's most controversial poets and writers of his time.

2 - D. H Lawrence - Writer
Lawrence is undoubtedly one of the most important English writers of the 20th century. His novel 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' is one of the most notorious books to have been published.
3 - William Booth - Salvation Army founder
William Booth, from Sneinton, was the founder and first General of The Salvation Army.
4 - Robin Hood - Local hero
Is he fact or is he fiction; a hero or a villain? Whatever the answer Robin Hood has certainly made his mark on Nottingham and the whole of the world.
5 - Sir Jesse Boot - Boots the Chemist
Jesse Boot transformed a small herbal store into a powerful pharmaceutical giant - Boots The Chemist.
6 - Torvill & Dean - Ice skaters
Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are Britain's best known ice skaters, they won the hearts of the British public with their Olympic gold medal in Sarajevo.
7 -Watson Fothergill - Architect
Fothergill was the son of a wealthy lace manufacturer and merchant. He developed a distinctive picturesque style, influenced by the European Gothic architecture he saw on his many visits to the continent.
8 - Harold Larwood - Cricketer
Harold Larwood was born in Nuncargate. A bowler of great speed combined with considerable control, it made him a force to be reckoned with in the years between 1926 and 1933.
9 - Su Pollard - Entertainer
Nottingham born actress who became a fixture on BBC television in the 1980's in a series of comedy shows.
10 - Alan Sillitoe - Novelist
Sillitoe was born in Nottingham, the son of an illiterate tannery labourer. His most famous work is undoubtedly 'Saturday Night, Sunday Morning'.
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