10 November 2012

Part IV
Continuing the 100  Most Famous Cornish People

61  Richard Sharp: Redruth, Conrwall and England rugby ace whose 1960s fly-half skills inspired a generation to take up the game.

62  William Murdoch: Scientist and mining engineer at the forefront of steam locomotion was the first to demonstrate that coal gas could be used for lighting at his house in Redruth.

63  Henry Harvey:  Known as 'Little Cap'n', engineer who built Harvey& Co of Hayle, the business begun by his father John, into pioneering engineering works, exporting boilers engines and pumps throughout the world during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

64  Alan Opie: International opera star studied at the Guildhall School of Music and has sung with ENglish National Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne and Opera North.

65  Dr John Paris: Penzance geologist and founder of the Royal Cornwall Geological Society who invented Plaster of Paris to arrist in healing of broken bones.

66  Richard Gendall:  Cornish language writer and poet, linguist, folklorist dialectician, songwriter and researcher whose works include A Concise Dictionary of Modern Cornish and Tavas a Ragadazow.
St Cuthbert Mayne

67 St Cuthbert Mayne (1544 - 1577): Catholic priest and martyr arrested at Probus and hung drawn and quartered for his beliefs.

68  Sir Richard Tangye:  Illogan engineering firm owner who championed workers' rights, introducing a nin-hour working day and Saturday half day.

69  James Whetter: Gorran historian, scholar, writer, and founder of the Cornish Nationalist Party.

70  William Lovett: Penzance and Newlyn socialist fighter for sufferage and workers' rights.  Formed the Anti-Militia Association and elected leader of Chartists.  Imprisoned for seditious libel in Warwick Jail, where he wrote Chartism - A New Organisation Of The People. Died in poverty in 1877.
by Alfred Allis

71 Alfred Wallis: St Ives seaman and artist who naïve paintings of boats and the sea inspired Ben Nicholson and the early St Ives painter.

72 Charles Henderson: Historian from Penmount nr Truro whose work included The Antiquities of Cornwall, died suddenly in 1933 before his Parochial History of Cornwall could be published.
Peter Lanyon's

73 Peter Lanyon: Artist born in St Ives in 1918, founder member of Crypt Group and Penwich Society of Arts, president of Newlyn society of Artists, died in a gliding accident in 1964.

74 Bonzo Johns: Redruth rugby legend who holds the all-time record of having played 88 times for Cornwall, international trialist, reserve for England, and honoured by the Barbarians.

75 Dr Philip Payton: Historian, writer and director of the Institute of Cornish Studies, whose works include Cornwall, The Cornish Overseas, The Cornish Miner in Australia, and The Making of Modern Cornwall.

76 Donald Healey: Racing driver, engineer and car manufacturer from Perranporth, who won the Monte Carlo Rally of 1931, established the Donald Healey Motor Company, developed the popular Austin Healy Sprite and Healey 100 sports car, chairman of Jensen Cars, awarded a CBE.

77  Bert Solomon: Redruth, Cornwall and England rugby legend who helped Cornwall to victory in the 1908 county championship final.

78 William Colenso: St Austell-born mathematician and Bishop of Natal who exposed and denounced the oppression of black Africans and was a fierce opponent of the Zulu war.

79  Alfred Kenneth Hamilton Jenkin: Redruth historian and one of the founders of the Gorsedd, whose 1945 book – Cornwall And Its People remains a classic.

80  Elizabeth Arden: Born Florence Nightingale Graham at Hayle, she moved to Canada, changed her name and established a company that was at the forefront of manufacturing and marketing beauty products.

For 1 to 60 and 81 to 100 please see other pages.

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