This section covers some notable local people, including Rene and Dennis Abigail, who run the village shop, former world champion canoeist Liz Sharman, former head ranger Rex Whitta, George Cooper who lived in the village in the 19th century.

We also have material to add about Frederick Crowther who has vivid childhood memories of Downham Hall and Alfred Farrow who worked as a pony boy at the hall in 1851.