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Sir John Betjeman

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English poet, writer and broadcaster.

He was born 28 August 1906 in Hampstead , London, England, UK and died 19 May 1984 in Trebetherick, Cornwall, England, UK.

Commander (CBE) - Order of the British Empire.

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Sir John Betjeman (; 28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster. He was Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death. He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture, helping to save St Pancras railway station from demolition. He began his career as a journalist and ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureate and a much-loved figure on British television.