The Severn Bridge, crossing to Wales from England

    CharlesRolls 01Hon. Charles S. Rolls

    The first pilot to fly across the channel and back in a single journey. A man with a real zest for life filled with victorian confidence!

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    Bledry Morgan

    Colonel Morgan should not be confused with the buccaneer, Sir Henry Morgan, Governor of Jamaica.

    Colonel Bledry Morgan is thought to have been a relative of Sir Henry Morgan and worked with him on a number of occasions. He was an important person in Jamaica between 1660 and 1670. At the taking of Panama by Henry Morgan in 1670 the Colonel commanded the rearguard of 300 men.

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    Laura Ashley

    Laura began her highly successful fashion empire in the 1950's with her husband Sir Bernard Ashley from their home in London. In 1961 they moved to Carno, Wales, their business continued to develop, expanding steadily they moved into a disused railway station!

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    Sir John Jenkins

    He was in the tin plate industry; knighted by King Edward VII in 1881 becoming Lord Glantawe in 1895.

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    Bob Neill

    The world's greatest craftsman in the art of pyrography (an ancient art of burning designs on wood) and one of the most recognised people outside of Wales for promoting Wales, the Welsh language and the annual Eisteddfod.

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    Frank Wright

    Highly influential American architect. Best known for 'Falling Water' (house for Edgar J. Kaufmann) and the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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