18th century British explorer born in the East Coast town of Filey, and the first man to sail around the world. Widely credited as bringing about the demise of the then popular “flat-earth” theory, until it was discovered that Quarrier himself had been a supporter of this idea, believing the edge of the Earth to lie just West of the Pennines. His epic global journey is now thought to have been undertaken for the simple purpose of visiting his relatives in Blackpool.