famous emsworth people
Tim Gudgin (born November
1929) is a
British radio presenter and voiceover artist. He is
best known for announcing the
football results on the BBC sports programme
Final Score. He was educated at the independent
Whitgift School in
South Croydon, London, but did not go to university.
Len Martin after his death in 1995. He had
previously worked on the programme announcing the
racing results. He retired
on 19 November 2011.
Match of the Day presenter
Gary Lineker described Gudgin as "one of the most
familiar voices in sport" and "a quintessential part of
Saturday afternoons in this country".
Gudgin has broadcast with the BBC since 1952. His voice has been heard on the BBC Radio 4 quiz Quote... Unquote, Housewives' Choice, Top of the Form and Friday Night is Music Night, amongst others. Interviewed in November 2011 Gudgin said, "I did an in-vision commercial for Square Deal Surf which bought me the first house I ever had without a mortgage, so that was well worth it."
Gudgin is a Crystal Palace supporter and lives in Emsworth, Hampshire.
Lt-Gen Sir Brian Horrocks (1895-1985) - the prominent WWII general, commander of XXX Corps at Arnhem, retired from the army after the war as a result of wounds received during the earlier Tunisian campaign. Described by Eisenhower as “the outstanding British general under Montgomery,” he was Black Rod in the House of Lords 1949-63, writer of military histories, and more widely known for presenting several TV war documentaries.
His home in Emsworth was the Poor House adjacent to St James’s church. When his daughter married John Herbert, son of A P Herbert, he gave the couple his cottage on the Town Millpond. In wartime, General Montgomery used to refer to him as “Jorrocks,” a nod to the good-natured sporty character in R S Surtees’ Victorian stories – and he was similarly known for his affability in Emsworth. Read an extract from Lt-General Horrocks' autobiography HERE
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