The picturesque county of Cheshire is seen by many
as a small and insignificant corner of the British
Isles. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.
Cheshire’s Famous puts the record
straight, documenting the achievements of famous Cestrians
through the ages and up to the present day. Warriors,
soldiers, adventurers, pioneers, explorers, mountaineers,
businesses, politicians, entertainers, sportspeople,
writers, scientists and academics: Cheshire has produced
all of these in abundance and their stories are told
in these pages.
Cheshire citizens have won Oscars, Baftas, Olympic
gold medals and the Nobel Prize for Physics. Shakespeare,
Milton, Nelson, Livingstone and Handel are connected
to the county, and more recently the likes of Paula
Radcliffe, Ian Botham, Freddie Starr, the Spice Girls
and Take That have put the county at the forefront
of modern culture.
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