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North Yorkshire

Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) went to Scarborough in 1827 for the `hot Salt water baths'

Anne Bronte (1820-49) b Thornton, lived in Haworth: educ Mirfield (West Yorkshire) and Desbury(?), governess at Mirfield 1839 and Thorp Green Hall 1841-5, visited London and Scarborough. d. Scarborough, buried in St Mary's churchyard, aged 29. Commemorated in Westminster Abbey and Haworth

Lewis Carroll (1832-98), lived in Croft-on-Tees, from 1843-1868 when his father died. His mother and father's grave is at St Peter's Church. Lewis Carroll went to school in Richmond in 1844.

Charles Dickens Bowes - In the village is the school on which Charles Dickens modelled 'Dotheboys Hall' in Nicholas Nickleby, and William Shaw, the schoolmaster on whom he based the character Wackford Squeers, is buried in St Giles's churchyard. Bowes Castle has a huge 12th-century keep.

Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) spent last years at Haverthwaite

John Ruskin (1819-1900) Buried in Conniston

Shelley (1792-1822) 1811 stayed in York

Bram Stoker (1847-1912) stayed at 7 Royal Crescent, Whitby. Bram Stoker set three chapters of his story, Dracula, around Whitby and it is still possible to retrace those steps of the undead, taking the "Dracula Trail Tour". Dracula Experience, Marine Parade (Tel 01947 601923)

J.R.Tolkien (1892-1973) Holiday at Whitby 1910, Holidays at Filey (1922, 1925) writes "Roverandom" 1917 spell at Harrogate Sanatorium

Leo Walmsley (1892-1966) and his family moved to the village of Robin Hood's Bay on the North Yorkshire coast when he was two years old. Went to Scarborough Grammar School. His 'Bramblewick' books written in the 1930s immortalised the local fishing community as well as Robin Hood's Bay itself.

Wordsworth (1770-1850) m in Brompton-by-Sawdon
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