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Great Hampshire People

Hampshire is associated with many famous faces, from literary greats such as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens to present day sporting heroes and TV chefs.

We would like to introduce you to some Great Hampshire People, they will talk about their passions and also share with you their favourite things to do in Hampshire. So far we have introduced James Durrant, Jimmy Adams, Marylyn Abbott, Freddie Carr and Matt Cornwell.

Follow the campaign online and on social media throughout this summer as we reveal more Great Hampshire People.

James Golding

James is the Chef Director at The Pig hotel situated in the heart of the New Forest.  James shares his ethos for food at the hotel, including his 25 mile menu and what he likes to get up with his family in his spare time.

  Find out more about The Pig Hotel

Matt Cornwell

Matt Cornwell is part of Ben Ainslie's America's Cup World Series Team Land Rover BAR.  Matt talks about all the activities he got up to as a child and his love of the coastal town of Lymington

Freddie Carr

Land Rover BAR are the team to ‘bring the Cup home’. Here sailor, David 'Freddie Carr', tells us about how excited he is about the first event of the America's Cup World Series coming to Portsmouth and why Ben Ainslie's team chose Portsmouth for their new home. 

Come back to Visit Hampshire towards the end of 2015 to find out more on the launch of the Ben Ainslie Racing visitor and Education centre brought to you by the 1851 Trust. The centre will bring to life the STEM agenda of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through the multidisciplinary challenge of winning the America’s Cup.

Find out more about the America's Cup

Marylyn Abbott

Marylyn Abbott is a renowned gardener, Marylyn has the most visited garden in Australia, Kennerton Green, Mittagong.  Marylyn introduces West Green House Garden situated in the outskirts of Hartney Whitney and talks about her favourite things in Hampshire.

Find out more about West Green House Garden

Jimmy Adams

Jimmy Adams is Hampshire’s Cricket Captain and in his Benefit Year.  Jimmy’s born and bred in Hampshire he talks about a day at the cricket at the Ageas Bowl, what he likes to do in his spare time and team building.

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James Durrant

Find out why Chef Patron of The Plough Inn James Durrant loves Hampshire, and why Hampshire’s produce is second to none. James also reveals about his exclusive new role as Visit Hampshire’s Food Tourism Ambassador.