THE Archdeacon of Hereford, a Hereford businessman and farmer and the Hereford-educated president of the British Paralympic Association are among 700 new entries in the 2019 edition of Who’s Who.

The Venerable Derek Chedzey, 51, Sir Harry Cotterell, 57 and Professor Nick Webborn, 62, take their places among more than 34,000 autobiographical entries including those of some of the most powerful and most influential people in the world.

Inclusion in the annual reference work, which was published on Monday, is by invitation only.

Sir Harry, who lives at Garnons in Byford, succeeded to the Cotterell baronetcy on the death of his father, Sir John, last year.

He is a farmer and chairman of Fisher German LLP, chartered surveyors and property consultants who have 16 offices across Britain.

Professor Webborn, who is the chairman and president of the British Paralympic Association, was educated at Belmont Abbey school in Hereford and is now based at Eastbourne, Sussex.

He joins six other former Belmont pupils in the new edition of the prestigious work - Sir Peter Austin, Damian Collins MP, the bishop emeritus of Menevia the Rt Rev Mark Jabale, former jockey Peter Scudamore, literary agent Caradoc King, former president of the Royal College of General

Practitioners Terence Kemple and businessman Michael Wareing.

Everyone in Who’s Who is invited to compile his or her own entry, so entries can be as long or as short as personalities wish.

Rev Chedzey modestly explains his life and lists his achievements in just 11 lines,which is four lines fewer than the 15-line entry of Vladimir Putin; five lines fewer than the 16-line entry of Pope Francis ; and 12 lines fewer than the 23 produced by US President Donald Trump.

The Hereford trio and all the other new entries will now remain in Who’s Who until they die when they will be automatically transferred to Who’s Who’s sister publication,Who Was Who.

The 2019 edition of Who’s Who is published by A & C Black at £325.