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Willie Rushton
Born in 1937; died in 1996
Comedian and satirist
Educated at Shrewsbury School
Philip Sidney
Born in 1554; died in 1586
Poet, courtier and soldier
Educated at Shrewsbury School
John Talbot
Born c.1387 at Blackmere Castle; died in 1453
Military Commander in the Hundred Years’ War
1st Earl of Shrewsbury
Thomas Telford
Born in 1757; died in 1834
Civil engineer of road and canal projects in Shropshire
Telford is named after him
Percy Thrower
Born in 1913; died in 1988
Broadcaster, gardener and horticulturalist
Lived and worked in Shrewsbury
Christopher Timothy
Born in 1940
Educated in Shrewsbury
Graham Turner
Born in 1947
Footballer and manager
Shrewsbury Town’s most successful manager
Peter Vaughan
Born in Wem in 1923; died in 2016
English actor best known for ‘Porridge’ and ‘Game of Thrones’
Matthew Webb
Born in Dawley in 1848; died in 1883
First person to swim across the English Channel
Edric the Wild
Dates of birth and death unknown
Actively resisted the Normans between 1068 and 1070
John Wilkinson
Born in 1728; died in 1808
Pioneered the manufacture and use of cast iron
Worked in Broseley
Richie Woodhall
Born in 1968 in Telford
Professional boxing champion at middleweight
Ian Woosnam
Born in Oswestry in 1958
Professional champion golfer
Billy Wright
Born in Ironbridge in 1924; died in 1994
First footballer to earn 100 international caps