Middlesex was founded hundreds of years ago and for much of its history the county supplied food and raw materials to the nearby City of London. Having become a suburb of the city with the introduction of railways, the county of Middlesex was eventually abolished in 1965 and the land was divided between Surrey, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Greater London. However the name continues to be used by organisations that are located within the former counties boundaries, such as a County Cricket Club, football association and University.
Noel Coward was an English playwright, actor, singer, composer and director. From his teens onwards he had more than 50 plays published, composed hundreds of songs, created musical theatre works and wrote poetry and short stories. A few examples of his plays are This Happy Breed, Blythe Spirit and Relative Values
(Born 1820 in Bayswater in Middlesex), Illustration
He was the illustrator of the first edition of Alices Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and then Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There. He was the also the main political cartoonist for Punch magazine.