Reverend William Lee

He was an English inventor who devised the
first knitting machine in 1589, the only one in
use for centuries. Its principle of operation remains in use.

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Kevin Evans

Former Nottinghamshire county cricketer

Born: 10 September 1963, Nottingham
Schools: William Lee, Colonel Frank Seely
Major Teams: Nottinghamshire, Shropshire and Norton in Hales
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium Fast
Career Statistics:

First-Class (1984 - 1999)
Batting & Fielding

  M         I       NO   RUNS   HS      AV.    100

Kevin still holds the record at Notts for the highest 9th wicket partnership. This was achieved in 1994 when Kevin and Jimmy Adams put on 170 versus Somerset at Taunton.

Major Honours:

County Championship 1987
Nat West Trophy 1987
Benson & Hedges Cup 1989
Refuge Assurance League 1991

Christopher Dean

1984 Olympic Ice-Dancing Champion

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Michael Hugh Waitt

Former professional footballer and former coach of the New Zealand national side (The All-Whites)

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Admiral George Brydges Rodney
The Man Behind the Pub

1st Baron, George Brydges Rodney, 1719-92, British Admiral. He served with distinction in the seven years war (1757-63), his most notable achievement being the capture (1762) of Martinique in the West Indies. Pressed by debts, he lived in France from 1775 to 1778. In 1778 he was recalled, made an Admiral, and despatched again to the West Indies. On the way he defeated (1780) a Spanish fleet off Cape St. Vincent, thus relieving Gibraltar, and became a national hero. In 1781 he captured St Eustatius in the West Indies and confiscated large quantities of goods belonging to British merchants illegally trading with the American revolutionary forces. He was hounded with lawsuits for the rest of his life by the outraged merchants. Because of ill health he resigned (1781) his command to Samuel Hood, but he returned to the West Indies in 1782 and won a resounding victory over the French fleet of Admiral de Grasse off Dominica. He was rewarded with a peerage.  
Mike Thornewill

The North and South Pole Conqueror

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Sir John Coape Sherbrooke

Who was he?

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Tim Seely

Actor (usually playing very posh people)
Educated: Eton Born: January 1st 1935

Son of Major James Seely one time Master of the South Notts Hunt.

Tim trained at RADA. He made his professional debut in "Tea and Sympathy" at the Comedy Theatre, playing the juvenile lead Tom Lee, a role he repeated for Sam Wannamaker's New Shakespeare Theatre in Liverpool, along with Rodolpho in Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge". He played opposite Maggie Smith in "The Stepmother" at the St Martins Theatre. He has appeared in numerous TV plays, notably opposite Julie Christie in "Dangerous Corners", and opposite Eileen Atkins in "No Time for Heros". Other work includes "The Offshore Island", "The Human Jungle", "Crossroads", "Emmerdale", "Trainer", "Kavanagh QC" and "The Mystery of Edwin Drood". Tim was a member of the BBC Radio Drama Company, for whom he played the title role in "Pericles". He has extensive experience of Shakespeare, having played Baptista, Capulet, Polonus, Leonata and the King of France.


1959: Please Turn Over - Plays Robert Hughes
1960: Poacher's Daughter - Luke Carey
1960/1: Julius Caesar(TV) - ?
1962: Mutiny on the Bounty - Midshipman Edward 'Ned' Young
1979: Agatha - Captain Rankin
1981: Country(TV) - Andrew Oliphant
1984: Laughterhouse - a Landowner
1985: Plenty - Sir Charles Curry
1985: The Last Place on Earth(TV) - Lord Derby
1990: Strike it Rich - Arnold
1991: King Ralph - King of England
1993: Lipstick on Your Collar(TV) - Brigadier
1995: Annie: A Royal Adventure - The King
2004: Vanity Fair - The Doctor
Wilfred Flowers

Former Nottinghamshire & England cricketer

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Colonel Frank Evelyn Seely

Who was he?

Frank Seely was born in 1846, the son of Sir Charles Seely. After obtaining a BA at Cambridge in 1886 he joined the family business at Babbington Colliery, going on to be Chairman of the company. He gave a considerable amount of his time to charity work around Nottinghamshire. He held office of JP, Deputy Lieutenant of the County and was High Sheriff for six years. He represented Calverton on the County Council.

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Malcolm Nabarro


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Steven Reginald Cherry

Former professional football goalkeeper

Born: 5th August 1960, Nottingham
Height: 6'01
Schools: William Lee, Colonel Frank Seely

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Career Statistics:

1978 - 1984: Derby County 90 First Team Appearances
1980: Port Vale (Loan) 8
1984 - 1986: Walsall 78
1986 - 1989: Plymouth Argyle 82
1988: Chesterfield (Loan) 10
1989 - 1995: Notts County 297
1995 - 1996: Watford 4
1995 - 1996: Plymouth Argyle 16
1996 - 1997: Rotherham 22
1997 - 1998: Rushden & Diamonds ?
1998 - 1999: Mansfield Town 1
1999 - 2000: Oldham Athletic ?
The actual pub headpost
Elizabeth Sellars and Tim Seely  in "Tea and Sympathy"
Tim Seely appeared in
Mutiny on the Bounty alongside  the great Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard
Vivian 'VIC' Leaper

Who was he?

Nottinghamshire Chimney Sweep who also happened to be a cracking Pool player

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