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PEOPLE FROM SUNBURY ON THAMES

This list cannot be exhaustive, but it's what we know at present ... with thanks from Wikipedia for these 12:

Dom Bede Camm, O.S.B., (1864-1942) was an English Benedictine Monk and Martyrologist, born in Sunbury on Thames. He is best known for his many works on the English Catholic martyrs, which helped to keep their memories alive in the newly re-emerging Catholic Church of Victorian England.

 

Books by Bede Camm:

  • In the Brave Days of Old: Historical sketches of the Elizabethan persecution (1906)

  • William Cardinal Allen, Founder of the Seminaries - written with William Allen (1908)

  • At the Feet of the King of Martyrs (1916)

  • The Martyr- Monk of Manchester, Ven Ambrose Barlow (1912)

  • A Day in the Cloister - written with Sebastian von Oer (1900)

  • The English Martyrs and Anglican Orders (1929)

  • The English Martyrs. Papers (1928)

  • Father Dominic and the Conversion of England (1899)

  • The Foundress of Tyburn Convent (1935)

  • The Good Fruit of Tyburn Treet, etc. (1929)

  • The Ideal of the Monastic Life found in the Apostolic Age - written with Germain Morin (1914)

  • The Degrees of the Spiritual Life - written with Auguste Saudreau (1926)

  • The Martyrs of Tyburn (1928)

  • Mother Mary of St. Peter (1924)

  • Nine Martyr Monks.  The Lives of the English Benedictine martyrs beatified in 1929 (1931)

  • The North-Country Martyr - written with John Ducket (1900)

  • The One Hundred andFive Martyrs of Tyburn (1917)

  • Sister Mary of St. Francis. SND (1913)

  • The St. Nicholas Series (1908)

  • Tyburn and the English Martyrs - Third Edition (1924)

  • Tyburn Conferences: Oxford, Douay, Tyburn (1906)

 

 

Gordon Thomas Collins (26 December 1914 – 3 March 1986) was an English cricketer. Collins was a right-handed batsman who played occasionally as a wicketkeeper. He was born at Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex.

IThe Reverend George Fisher FRS FRAS (31 July 1794 – 14 March 1873) was a British Arctic scientist.

 

In 1818 Fisher was appointed as one of two astronomers for an Arctic expedition commanded by David Buchan. His ship, HMS Dorothea, was charged to sail northwards across the pole to the Bering Strait in the belief that the polar ice had retreated. Fisher was provided with instruments to make scientific observations for the determination of the Earth's shape. The Dorothea and consort Trent reached their rendezvous at northwest Spitsbergen and set sail northwards on 7 June 1818. They were soon trapped and drifting helplessly in the polar ice and, after freeing themselves, returned home on 30 August. That was the last time Royal Navy vessels attempted to sail across the polar sea. Fisher's scientific data was well received and presented before the Royal Society.

 

Book written about the Reverend Fisher

  • Fire and Ice:  Reverend George Fisher, RN., Arctic Scientist and Educator ... by Glenn M. Stein FRGS

 

John Glen (born 15 May 1932 in Sunbury on Thames), is an English film director, film editor, and author. He is best known for his directorial and editing work on eight James Bond films from the 1960s to the 1980s.

 

 

Courtesy of Wikipedia.

Gordon Alec Hill (born 1 April 1954 in Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Millwall, Manchester United, Derby County and Queens Park Rangers, and was capped six times for the England national team.

Bartley John Homewood (1932 – June 1991) was an English former football referee in the Football League and for FIFA. During his time on the List he was based in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey.

Arthur Kenneth Judd (1 January 1904 – 15 February 1988) was an English cricketer born in Sunbury on Thames. Judd was a right-handed batsman who bowled leg break.  

 

Judd made his first-class debut for Hampshire in the 1925 County Championship against Northamptonshire at the County Ground, Northampton. Judd went on to make 64 first-class appearances for Hampshire between 1925 and 1935, with his final appearance for the County coming against Gloucestershire.

 

In Judd's 64 matches for the County, he scored 1,625 runs at a batting average of 17.47, with five half centuries and a single century score of 119 against Warwickshire in 1928. Judd also took 28 wickets at a bowling average of 33.07, with one five wicket haul and best figures of 6/65 against Somerset in 1928.

Kerry Norton was born in 1974 in Sunbury on Thames.  She was a gymnast before she became an actress.

 

Kerry had a small part on the American TV series, Sabrina the Teenage Witch in 1996. The episode, entitled "A Girl and Her Cat", saw Norton putting her years of gymnast training to the test. Norton played the part of Lulu, a very flexible gymnastic witch, who was engaged to Sabrina's second cousin.

 

She has made several guest appearances on Battlestar Galactica as paramedic Layne Ishay (with her real-life husband as Major Lee 'Apollo' Adama). Ishay saves Commander Adama's life when shot by Sharon "Boomer" Valerii. She was in the first three episodes of season 2, "Scattered", "Valley of Darkness" and "Fragged", and a later episode entitled "Downloaded". She also appeared in the season 3 episode "Taking a Break from All Your Worries", and the season 4 episodes "A Disquiet Follows My Soul", "No Exit", "Islanded in a Stream of Stars" and "Daybreak, Parts 1 and 2".

 

She also played the leading role of Anne Alstein in The Screwfly Solution. She played the part of Maxi Purvis in Bad Girls' third and fourth series and was a member of the original cast of the touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners.

Courtesy of Wikipedia

Sheerman was born on 17 August 1940 in Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex and went to Hampton Grammar School (became the independent Hampton School in 1975) on Hanworth Road in Hampton - then Kingston Technical College.  He was educated at the London School of Economics (BSc Economics 1965) and at the University of London (MSc 1967). He became a lecturer at the University of Wales, Swansea in 1966 and remained there until his election to parliament in 1979.

 

Barry Sheerman is a British Labour Co-operative politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Huddersfield since the 1979 general election

John Stevens (1929-12 January 2016) was a crime reporter for the London Evening Standard who was known for his close contacts with Scotland Yard.  He was born in Sunbury on Thames.

 

In three decades at the Evening Standard, he covered every great event on his patch from the Great Train Robbery, through the IRA atrocities and serial killings of the 1970s and 1980s, to the Brink’s-Mat raid and its aftermath.

Interested only in breaking stories – which he acquired through an extensive network of police contacts and one or two on the other side of the criminal divide – he seldom bothered to cover court cases on the grounds that they were old news and such things as crime figures, the police or Home Office policy stories and crime figures. bored him to tears.

Vickery Turner (3 April 1945 in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey – 4 April 2006) was a British actress, playwright, author and theatre director.

 

She started out on stage and her first breakthrough role was in the first production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie opposite Vanessa Redgrave. For that role, Vickery received the Clarence Derwent Award for the best supporting performance and the London Critics Award for the most promising newcomer.

Her television work began with Ken Loach's once controversial Up The Junction (1965) for the BBC's Wednesday Play series. She acted in many of the more famous British plays of the 1960s. The plays she wrote for the BBC's Thirty-Minute Theatre series were "Keep on Running" and "Magnolia Summer" and for The Wednesday Play "Kippers & Curtains".

 

Her film career included roles in Prudence and the Pill (1968), Crooks and Coronets (1969), The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970), Chandler (1971), Ruby and Oswald (1978), The Good Soldier (1981), and The Return of the Soldier (1982).