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Did you know that Pocahontas was buried in Gravesend? The Native American Princess famous for sparing Captain John Smith’s life in Virginia married colonist John Rolfe, and with a dozen others of her tribe she and Rolfe voyaged to England in 1616, meeting James I. Sadly she died of TB when on board a ship off Gravesend about to return to the Americas. She was buried in that town, the whereabouts of her grave long ago lost.

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Derek Barton
Edwin Arnold
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John MacGregor
Katherine Hamnett
Thom Gunn

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I became a great runner because if you are a kid in Leeds called Sebastian you have to be - Sebastian Coe
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Wesley Breaks from Church of England - 1784, Last British Soldiers leave India - 1948, Moorgate Tube Train Disaster - 1975, Selby Rail Crash - 2001
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