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John Birmingham, a member of the landed gentry, was born at Millbrook in 1816.  A splendid athlete and weight thrower in his youth, he became an accomplished musician, poet, German and French scholar, astronomer, mathematician, antiquarian, naturalist and geologist.  He studied the heavens with his telescope which can be viewed in the Heritage Centre.  In 1866, he discovered a crater on the moon, which was named in his honour.

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