These guys named George with links to Derbyshire have left their mark

It's St George's Day and a time for the country to celebrate its patron saint.

Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 7:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd April 2019, 8:59 pm
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We have been scouring the archives to find significant people with the Christian name of George who had links with Derbyshire.

George Stephenson, the father of the railways, is immortalised in the statue at Chesterfield train station. He lived at Tapton House before he died and is buried in the grounds of Holy Trinity Church, Newbold.
George Sitwell built Renishaw Hall in 1926. His company mined, forged and rolled iron for use in Britain and overseas.

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Landscape artist George Turner was dubbed Derbyshire's John Constable. He was born in Cromford in 1841,
George Hartshorne, who was born near Swadlincote in 1660, became Dean of Canterbury and a royal chaplain. He was among the commissioners of 50 new churches in London.
The artist George Murgatroyd Woodward was born around 1765, and grew up in Stanton by Dale. He worked for Earl Stanhope of Chevening, before resigning to start a career as a caricaturist.