About our area

There are a number of notable people who came from the area, these include Titanic survivor Eva Hart MBE who was a resident until her death in 1996, a local Wetherspoon public house is named after her and situated in the old local Police station. Mary Wollstonecraft an early advocate of Women’s Rights and mother of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. The artist Henry Gillard Glindoni lived locally. Actors Millicent Martin and Michelle Dockery and David Essex also lived in Chadwell Heath.

A number of well known sports personalities also came from Chadwell Heath. These include footballers Tony Cottee and Nick Shorey, Rugby ace Jason Leonard OBE, Also boxers Frank Bruno and Colin McMillan , cricketer Graham Gooch, marathon runner Jim Peters, and F.1 driver Jackie Oliver, to name just a few.