Famous Residents of Note

Eynsford had been home to a number of famous residents.

This section will be updated in due course.

Percy Pilcher

Percy Pilcher (1866-1899) was an aviation pioneer who tested many of his gliders and flying machines around Eynsford. Unfortunately he had an early death demonstrating one of his machines.

There is a monument to Percy Pilcher which was erected by the Eynsford Village Society at Upper Austin Lodge. Further information can be found here.

http://www.pilcher-monument.co.uk/index.html

Further information on Percy Pilcher can be found here http://www.ctie.monash.edu.au/hargrave/pilcher.htm...

Leslie Hore-Belisha

The namesake of the Belisha Beacon, and Minister of Transport from 1934 -1937 lived in Eynsford for some time at Bower House.

In 1934 he added beacons to pedestrian crossings, marked by large metal studs on the road surface. These crossings were later painted in black and white stripes, these are known as zebra crossings.

Arthur Mee

Peter Warlock

Graham Sutherland


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