To commemorate John Biffen Lord Biffen of Tanat 1930-2007 William John Biffen, the son of a tenant farmer, lived at Hill Farm, Otterhampton. He attended Otterhampton Village School, Combwich; Dr. Morgan's Grammar School, Bridgwater; and Jesus College Cambridge, where he gained a first in History. He became Member of Parliament for Oswestry in 1961 and remained a Shropshire M.P. until 1997 when he was given a life peerage. He was Chief Secretary to the Treasury in 1979, Trade Secretary in 1981, and Leader of the House of Commons from 1982 until 1987.