Named after the famous composer, Edward Elgar (1857-1934). Edward was born in nearby Worcestershire but lived in Hereford for 8 years between 1904 and 1912, during which time he created some of his most famous music including Allegro for Strings. There is a statue of Edward outside Hereford Cathedral.
Named after the famous poet and writer, John Masefield (1878-1967). John was born in Ledbury, Herefordshire and was the Poet Laureate for the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death. Although John travelled a lot due to his job, he never forgot about Herefordshire, keeping in regular contact with his family who continued to live in the area.
Violette Szabo (1921-1945), the daughter of an English father and a French mother, is one of the bravest women in British history. Violette joined the Special Operations Executive during WWII and conducted secret, dangerous missions behind enemy lines. A small museum, dedicated to Violette's life and set up by her aunt, can be found in Herefordshire.
The famous poet, William Wordsworth (1770-1850) has ties to our locality through romance. William often visited Brinsop Court - causing quite a stir amongst the locals when he did - to visit his childhood sweetheart Mary Hutchinson. The pair would eventually wed and go on to have five children together.