we lived in Churt

Who would have thought that over the years so many people of interest would have come to live in an area officially described in 1831 as containing ‘no capitalists, bankers, professional or other educated men’?

So many interesting people have lived in Churt. Here are some of them.  You will find more here.

Emslie Horniman - Liberal politician, son of the founder of the Horniman Museum

Emslie Horniman

Liberal politician, son of the founder of the Horniman Museum…

Charles Wylie Member of Sir John Hunt’s successful Everest expedition, 1953

Charles Wylie

Member of Sir John Hunt’s successful Everest expedition, 1953.  Read his story here

Lord Nathan of Churt

Lord Nathan of Churt

Labour MP and Under-Secretary of State for War (1945–46) and Minister for Civil Aviation (4 October 1946 – 31 May 1948)  His wife was chairman of LCC …

Claude William Kinder	 For over thirty years he was engineer-in-chief of the Kaiping Tramway and Imperial Railways of North China

Claude William Kinder

For over thirty years he was engineer-in-chief of the Kaiping Tramway and Imperial Railways of North China…

Kate o’Mara - Actress

Kate o’Mara

Philip Snowden, First Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer

Philip Snowden

First Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer…

David Lloyd George - Liberal Prime Minister

David Lloyd George

Liberal Prime Minister

James Clark Hook Victorian Watercolourist

James Clarke Hook

Victorian water-colourist and RA member, eminent pre-Raphaelite….

Anthony Caro - Modern say sculptor

Anthony Caro

Modern British sculptor …

Mark Mayhew 0 Early Motoring pioneer Founding member of the automobile Club of Great Britain

Mark Mayhew

Early Motoring pioneer.

Founding member of the automobile Club of Great Britain …

Ethel Snowden - A pioneering suffragist

Ethel Snowden

A pioneering suffragist…

Peter Alliss - golfer and broadcaster

Peter Alliss

Gillbert Murray - classical scholar, peace activist, and prominent

Gilbert Murray

Classical scholar, peace activist, and prominent classical scholar, peace activist, and prominent humanist, involved with Oxfam and the League of Nations …

Colonel Ernest Rose

Colonel Ernest Rose

Early automobilist and one of the founders of Glaxo …

Barbara Goalen - one of Britain's first supermodels

Barbara Goalen

One of Britain’s first supermodels …

Percival Murray - owner of Murray’s Cabaret Club, haunt of Christine Keeler, Mandy Rice-Davies and Stephen Ward, and through him, John Profumo

Percival Murray

Owner of Murray’s Cabaret Club, haunt of Christine Keeler, Mandy Rice-Davies and Stephen Ward, and through him, John Profumo…

Richard Carrington was a Prominent 19C Astronomer

Richard Carrington

Prominent 19C Astronomer. Still
well-known for the ‘Carrington effect’….

Admiral Sire William James

Admiral James Sir William James

British Naval commander, politician and author …

Philip Brooks, farm manager and local historian

Philip Brooks

Farm manager and local historian….