Famous People

An amazing number of famous people come from this small Market Town.

Joseph Banks, Marwood, Henry Lunn, Dr Harrison, all respected in their fields.

Photographs are not always easy to obtain, but we will add to these in time, with photos of places they lived, worked etc.

Photograph Gallery ~ Famous People
The plaque on William Marwood's shop, 1990.
Church Lane
The plaque on William Marwood's shop, 1990.
Church Lane
Edward Harrison MD
Edward Harrison MD
Henry Winn - Historian and Poet
Henry Winn - Historian and Poet
John Cussons living in Glen Allen, nr Richmond Virginia
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John Cussons living in Glen Allen, nr Richmond Virginia
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John Cussons became a Scout in the American confederacy
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John Cussons became a Scout in the American confederacy
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William Marwood's card.
Marwood
William Marwood's card.
Marwood
Rev'd Lodge and wife-vicar in the late 1800's
Rev'd Lodge and wife-vicar in the late 1800's
Edward Harrison M.D. (1759-1838) cared for the insane in his private asylum at 30 West Street, Horncastle. 
(House in the centre)
West Street
Edward Harrison M.D. (1759-1838) cared for the insane in his private asylum at 30 West Street, Horncastle. 

(House in the centre)
West Street
Harrisons Warehouse, pre libraryThis superb 5 storey warehouse was demolished in the late sixties to make way for the present library.The foundations for the building were built upon the Roman walls thereby preserving them. They can be seen within the library. Rumour has it that William Marwood (Public Executioner 1820 - 1883) practised the technique called the long drop from a trapdoor within this building.
Wharf Road
Harrisons Warehouse, pre library

This superb 5 storey warehouse was demolished in the late sixties to make way for the present library.

The foundations for the building were built upon the Roman walls thereby preserving them. They can be seen within the library.

Rumour has it that William Marwood (Public Executioner 1820 - 1883) practised the technique called the long drop from a trapdoor within this building.
Wharf Road