People of Ardingly

James Backshall (aka Bagshall, Bagshaw), Survivor of the Charge of the Light Brigade, 1835 – 1872
Sir Henry Price, Businessman and Philanthropist, 1877 – 1963
Stuart Moore, Old Ardinian, 1880 – 1881
Leonard Keir Hett, Architect, 1887 – 1978
Alexander “Sandy” Innes Hett, Artist, 1928 – 2024
Hon. Caroline Frances Hill, Marchioness of Downshire, daughter of Stapleton Cotton, 1815 – 1893
Frances Garnet Wolseley, 2nd Viscountess Wolseley, Author and Gardener, 1872 – 1936
Jon Snow, Journalist, son of Ardingly College Headmaster, Bishop George Snow, 1947 –
Kenneth Charles Monk BEM (For services to the community in Ardingly, awarded 31 Dec 2015)
Clive Izzard MBE JP, 1919 – 2016, Councillor and founding member of the History Society.
Rev’d Alex MacLean, 1919 – 2000, Founder and first President of the History Society
Thomas Box, 1808-1876, Cricketer
Peter Leslie, 1877-1953, Artist, son of George Dunlop Leslie and resident of “Larkhill,” 31 College Rd.

Census of 1841
Ardingly Parish Council


George Markwick 1916 – 1998
Boxer and PT Instructor at Ardingly College (bio)

Clive Guy
Butcher and key figure in the Ardingly British Legion

Peter Page
Milkman who had a lot of time for his customers