Little Shelford historical people

This section about historical people with Little Shelford links include:

 

Tom Bacon who created the fuel cell for the Apollo 11 moon rocket at his home in Little Shelford.

 

Arthur Dunn was one of the last amateurs to captain the England football team.

 

Edward Maitland, from Little Shelford,  was on the first airship flight across the Atlantic in 1919.

 

Sid Dockerill won the DCM (distinguished conduct medal) twice during World War One for leading a bayonet charge on The Somme.

 

The grave of a Little Shelford soldier has become a shrine in India.

 

Thomas Blossom, who was one of the founding fathers of America, was born in Little Shelford in 1580.

 

James Meade was the winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences.

The historical people featured in this section include:​

Read about modern-day well-known people in Little Shelford

Arthur Melbourne Cooper was a British photographer and early filmmaker best known for his pioneering work in stop-motion animation. The 1939 census shows he was then living in Newton Road, Little Shelford. He died in 1961.

 

Arthur produced over 300 films between 1896 and 1915, of which over 30 were animated. These include Dreams of Toyland, Dolly’s Toys), as well as Matches and an An Appeal, which Dutch independent researcher Tjitte de Vries says may have been the first animated film to be shown in public.

 

Other sections on the Little Shelford history website

The first history book about Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/fanny-wale-book

Little Shelford's historical photos

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/photos

Little Shelford's historical buildings

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/buildings

Famous people from Little Shelford's history

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/people

The history of Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/history-1

The archaeology of Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/archaeology

Little Shelford in World War One

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/world-war-one

Old maps featuring Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/maps

Old censuses from Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/censuses

Family trees with Little Shelford connections

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/family-trees

Graveyard inscriptions from Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/graveyard-inscriptions

Historical memories from Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/memories

Historical stories from Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/history-stories

Memories of old Little Shelford

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/historical-memories

The story of Little Shelford's village sign

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/village-sign

Books about Little Shelford's history

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/books

Little Shelford's historical heritage trail

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/heritage-trail

Other sources of information about Little Shelford's history

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/links

About Little Shelford and its history

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/about-1

The Little Shelford Local History Society

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/history-society

Website contact details

www.littleshelfordhistory.com/contact

Other sister community websites

www.littleshelford.online/

www.greatshelford.online/

www.staplefordonline.co.uk/