People

Vere Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough


Introduction

This series of articles about ‘People’ offers an insight into the lives and achievements of local residents and sometimes their extended families. Collectively, they constitute the ‘Community’ ‘groups’ of residents – on the Parish Council or Golf Club, for example. They also provide comparisons which illustrate how our society is evolving and changing. Residents have been broken out into several groups, starting with the ‘Landed Gentry’ who once played a more important part in influencing society, then those families who have been resident in the Village sometimes across generations, followed by ‘Newcomers’ who arrived in the Village often choosing it as a desirable place to live, then short biographies of ‘Notable Residents’ who may have played a more important part in the community, then ‘Local Historians and Artists’ – ordinary residents who had a particular personal interest in aspects of the Villages development. Lastly, analysing Census data which allows a longer-term perspective on the evolution of the Village, both quantitatively and qualitatively.


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