List of people from the London Borough of Bexley

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This is a list of notable people who were born or grew up in the London Borough of Bexley or otherwise have a strong association with the area.

Politics, government, military[edit]

Sir Cloudesley Shovell

Scientists and inventors[edit]

Hiram Maxim

Writers and journalists[edit]

  • William Auld (1924-2006), Scottish poet, author and Esperantist, born in Erith[29]
  • Algernon Blackwood (1869-1951), Ghost story writer, journalist and broadcaster, lived in Crayford Manor House between 1871 and 1880 as a child, and the house features in his work 'A Prisoner in Fairyland' as 'Crayfield Manor House'.[30][31]
  • Denis Bond (1946-), children's author, actor and scriptwriter, lives in Sidcup[31]
  • Garry Bushell (1955-), journalist, lives in Sidcup[32]
  • Hall Caine (1853-1931), author, lived in Aberleigh House, Bexleyheath from 1884 to 1888 with his partner Mary Chandler, next door to Red House, home of William Morris.[2] Aberleigh House was demolished in the 1970s.[33]
  • Wendy Cope (1945-), poet and author, born in Erith[2][34]
  • Roald Dahl (1916–90), Welsh-born children's author, lived at Oakwood, Hurst Road, Bexley, from 1927 to 1934, when not at boarding school[35][36]
  • Elaine Everest (1953–) historical novelist, born in Erith and lived there until 1994. Her novels are set in the town.[37]
  • Thomas Harman, author of a work about vagabonds and rogues in 1566, resided in Crayford from 1547[38]
William Morris

Entertainment, arts, culture[edit]

Visual arts[edit]

Kate Bush
  • Tom Raworth (1938-2017), poet and visual artist, born in Bexleyheath and grew up in Welling[52]

Performing arts[edit]

Sports[edit]

Football[edit]

Jimmy Bullard
Bernie Ecclestone

Other sports[edit]

Douglas Macmillan

Other[edit]

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