Sir Oliver Millar: Woodland named after former historian

Historians in the News

AN area of woodland in Penn is to be named after one of the village's most famous and enigmatic residents.

Sir Oliver Millar, an acclaimed art historian and former surveyor of the Queen's pictures, left the three quarters of an acre site off Elm Road to the residents' society to look after.

Sir Oliver was a well known face in and around the village and had lived in nearby Penn for 49 years - first in Yonder Lodge in Elm Road and later in Rays Lane.

He died after suffering a heart attack in May aged 84 and since then the executors of his estate have been sorting out his land. They approached the society three weeks ago and asked them if they would be prepared to take on part of it.

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