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People of Wingham Village

Alphabetical List : People by Type

 
A number of dignitaries and notably worthy people have and lived and do live in Wingham. There were/are also those of an equally notable though less dignified and worthy nature. 
In some cases our pages are devoted to families rather than to individuals. Links provided above will all be to pages on this site.  
 
You can view people listed by the type of person/achievement/occupation  
or search a list organised alphabetically by surname .
Both pages contain  internal and external links
 
On our page on the Origin and Meaning of the name Wingham we speculate that the place name may have derived from a person. The place name may be older, but  the de Wingham family name was in existence by AD1175.
This family were high status and were granted a coat of arms. This privilege has been bestowed other local families and their history will be added as soon as the pages are prepared. 
 
Research into the famous and infamous people associated with the village is on going . Please return regularly to check for update. If you have relevant information please contact winghamorg@aol.com 
 
 

Wingham man a mile ahead of Bannister

Yes it is true. Over 100 years before  Roger Bannister, Sporting magazine: Volume 17 reported that  on 2nd February, 1826William Starks of Wingham took a bet that he could run a mile in five minutes. He completed the course in four minutes
A time of 4 minutes 48 seconds for Barry of Lancashire is recorded in the same report.  
James Parrot was said to have managed a sub four minute mile in  1770 (ref