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Famous residents of Welwyn and Hatfield


Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 5th Marquess of Salisbury.

Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Prime Minister.

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury.

Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury lived at Hatfield House.

Queen Elizabeth I (Hatfield Old Palace) lived at Hatfield House.

Michael Birch, Founder of the social network BEBO lived in Hatfield.

Sanjeev Bhaskar lived in Hatfield whilst studying at the University Of Hertfordshire.

Barbara Cartland, romance novelist lived in Hatfield.

Mick Taylor, Rolling Stones guitarist lived in Hatfield (1969–74).

Babe Ruth, a 1970s rock band came from Hatfield[8][9]

Martin Carthy, Folk Musician – was born in the town[10]

Donovan, Donovan Leitch- the famous folk singer came from Hatfield

Iain Dowie, Former West Ham player, QPR manager & BBC Pundit – was also born and brought up in the town, and once worked at the University of Hertfordshire[11]

Jack Olding (Henry John Douglas Olding), came from Hatfield. He is known for founding Jack Olding & Co. Ltd (now defunct).

Colin Blunstone of The Zombies lived in Hatfield.

David Kossoff, broadcaster and father of Paul Kossoff of the 60’s rock band Free lived in Hatfield.

Steve Lewins, Member of the American Blues bands The Bishops and the Fly Jugband, who toured with Motorhead, was born in the town and as of present still resides there.[12]

Rodney Marsh, QPR football star is from here.

Reginald Maudling, Cabinet Minister lived in Hatfield.

Guy Ritchie, Film director famous for Snatchand Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels was born in Hatfield[13]

Tracey Thorn, lead singer of Everything But The Girl.

Derek Martin, actor known for his portrayal of Charlie Slater in Eastenders.

Duncan James, member of British boy band Blue (group) lived in Hatfield.

Sree Dasari, ex Big Brother housemate is currently studying at the University Of Hertfordshire


  • Bell Bar
  • Brookmans Park
  • Colney Heath
  • Hertford
  • Lemsford
  • London Colney
  • Potters Bar
  • St Albans
  • Stevenage
  • Watford
  • Welham Green
  • Welwyn Garden City



  • Hatfield House
  • Hatfield railway station
  • Hatfield Town Football Club
  • University of Hertfordshire,_Hertfordshire

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