Hampshire Life - - History -

With Hamp­shire brim­ming with blue plaques, have a go at iden­ti­fy­ing these fa­mous names:

1. 18 Col­lege Street marks the house where Britain’s favourite 18th cen­tury au­thor, b. 6 De­cem­ber 1775, d. 18 July 1817 spent her fi­nal days; fans also flock to her grave in nearby Winch­ester Cathe­dral.

2. Hythe’s fa­mous res­i­dent lived in Shore Road, b.16 Au­gust 1888, d. 9 May 1935, fly­ing sea­planes in the So­lent dur­ing WW1 be­fore head­ing to the Ara­bian Desert and in­spir­ing a Hol­ly­wood film. 3. Best known for her novel ‘Larkrise to Can­dle­ford’, she moved to Grayshott in the late 19th cen­tury to train users of the first tele­graph sys­tem, liv­ing at The Ferns, in The Av­enue.

4. This pop­u­lar hu­mourist, b. 15 Oc­to­ber 1881, d. 14 Fe­bru­ary 1975, wrote sto­ries fea­tur­ing the shenani­gans of Jeeves and Wooster, shortly af­ter leav­ing Three­p­wood, Record Road in Emsworth.

Charles Dick­ens is a fa­mous Portsmouth res­i­dent

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.