The people associated with an area shape it to some extent or another. They may include those that have simply visited, as well as those that have been resident for many years. The shape of a person's influence can be anything from construction of buildings or social change, to indirect reference to the area through their work or notoriety elsewhere.
The nature of history is such that thousands of names go unrecorded, despite their continued contribution to the community through their vocation, whereas a select few become noted. For each of the examples listed here, it is unlikely that they could have gained their achievements alone, and would have required the help of partners, colleagues, staff, or the wider community.
This page gives an index of individuals, with a brief summary of why they are best known, together with links to a more complete biography or entries in other articles. Their association with the area ranges from the tenuous to deeply involved.
Manager of the Vi-Cocoa company.
Moved from Lincolnshire and founded the Wells Brewery, in St Albans Road. Ralph Thorpe later became alderman and mayor of Watford.
The enigma known as Dr. Tibbles, creator of patent medicines.
A local hero of the Sandringham Road bombing, who was awarded the MBE.
[Added by Glen: 9:21pm 23 Mar 2009]