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Cheshire's Famous

Bob Burrows

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.


"a work of real quality… well researched, worth reading and worth keeping"
Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News




About the Author

Bob Burrows hails from Macclesfield and was educated at the King's School. He worked for the TSB for many years in Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool, and was Chairman of the Macclesfield Round Table. He regularly has articles in Cheshire Life magazine, and this is his first book. Another book, Fighter Writer, about the amazing life of Joe Lee, is also published by Breedon Books.

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