Local Characters

There have been several characters who were familiar to the people of Halifax – not always for the best reasons

This Foldout presents some of those mentioned here

Johnny Abrahams
Mrs Adams
America Jim

Betty o' th' Fly
Lister Brearley
William Brearley

Herbert Ellis Carter
Thomas (Tom) Castle
Jim Cawthra
Tommy Cheesebits

Ike Danger
Thomas Davies

John Eastwood

Fag-Ash Lil
Fat Dan
The Fiddler
Lillian (Lily) Fogg
Mordecai Fortune


Half-a-crown Fanny
Walter Helliwell
Elizabeth Hindle
William Holt

Ben Illingworth
Billy Fish

Joseph Hobson Jagger
Harry Longbottom
Thomas Longbottom
Mrs Pandozi
Harry Lund

Mad Rat
Johnny Markswell
Fred Mitchell
Timothy Mitchell
Albert Muir

Nanny: Mad Nanny
The Negro of Victoria Road, Halifax
Mrs Nolan
Ab Nutter

Mr Ossipov
Ovenden Grunt

Jack Payne
Edmond Pickup
Bull Pratt

Radical Bob

Salt Jimmy
William (Billy) Somerville

John Taylor
Joe Fiddler Thompson
Tom Tat
Turvin Jim

Water Molly

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