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People

Famous, infamous and many ordinary people have shaped Ladbroke's past and present.

Did you know

  • The manor of Ladbroke was owned by Robert Catesby, leader of the Gunpowder Plot
  • Robert Dudley (son of Queen Elizabeth 1st's favorite) and his wife Alice bought the manor in 1596. They also purchased  land nearby from ancestors of Princess Diana for £1200 plus £20 for a velvet gown for Lady Spencer.
  • The East window at Ladbroke Church was given in memory of Admiral Lord Byron (who inherited from Byron the poet) and his daughter
  • Rev John Errington, was instrumental in opening Ladbroke School in 1876 and the church renovations the same time year
  • Sir George Gilbert Scott, the eminent Victorian architect, better known for the front of St Pancras Station restored Ladbroke Church in 1876
  • Lord Rootes, owner of the Hillman and Hunter car factories in Coventry lived at Ladbroke Hall in the 1950s  (years to be checked)
  • Ted Arturkoski, buried in Ladbroke Churchyard was a long term resident at the Polish camp in Radbourne Lane. He is remembered as a fine horseman, no doubt from his time in the Polish Cavalry.

DISCOVER MORE

  • Who is buried in Ladbroke churchyard on Billion Graves
  • The tale of Alice and the Adventurer, and other places linked with them on that page of this website or see the leaflet below.