Indian Civil Service from 1868; Judge of High Court, Bombay; Professor of Logic and Moral Philosophy, Poona College (1872 to 1875),.
Journalist, author and lecturer. Created (1903), and edited The Bystander magazine (later The Graphic),. Was also Literary Editor of The Illustrated London News (1940),.
Bomber pilot in WW1. Born on New Year’s day 1900, second son of Clarence Beesley, surgeon, of Exmouth. Educated at Epsom College; joined RNAS Dec 1917 as Probationary Flying Officer, posted to 120 Squadron at Cramlington near Newcastle on its formation (1/1/1918),. (Eventually equipped with DH9s, the squadron was intended to reinforce daylight bombing forces…
Landscape and stained glass artist [? son of Alfred Bell]
Water colourist, stained glass designer and maker. For 16 years Churchwarden of the parish church and a liberal benefactor. The nave and transept windows in the church were designed by him and made by his firm, Clayton and Bell. He also designed a new font in 1885 and a new nave ceiling.
Elder son of publisher George Bell (d 1890), and chairman of the family firm, also President of the Publishers Association. Lived many years in Hampstead.
Novelist, antiquarian, social reformer. Resident at several addresses, notably Frognal End in Frognal Gardens [blue plaque]. His grave is a listed monument. Besant’s socially conscious novels prompted the establishment of the People’s Palace in Mile End. He was first chairman of the Society of Authors, started and edited The Author, and wrote a survey of…
Infant son of Dr George Birkbeck of Settle, Yorkshire, founder of mechanics’ institutions, notably Birkbeck college (1824),; also founder and councillor of University College, London (1827),.
Teacher. Joined University College School, Frognal in 1938 and rose to be Headmaster (1956-75),. Died at 14A Wedderburn Road. His wife Ruth Eleanor (1913-1977), was a JP.
RBA. Landscape painter and illustrator, exhibited at RA (1874-84),. He was Art Editor of Strand Magazine (1891-1910),. He died at 1 Cannon Place. His wife Emily died 1929.