Some Local People



There are several people who were born and/or raised locally or who had local connections, and who are known beyond the immediate Halifax & Calderdale area

People who were born or raised locally



Lascelles Abercrombie
Leslie Patrick Abercrombie

Phyllis Bentley Dr  Phyllis Eleanor Bentley

Roy Castle
Sir  John Douglas Cockcroft
Shirley  Crabtree

Champion Jack Dupree

Robert  Halstead
Sir  Thomas Hanbury
Mike Harding
Charles  Roger Hargreaves, creator of Mister Men
James  Hartley
Ted Hughes Ted Hughes

Sir  Bernard Ingham

Dr  Frank King

George Walter Selwyn Lloyd
Geoffrey Love




John  Mackintosh
Sir  Harry Mortimer
Charles  Edward Moss

Robert  Naylor
Sir George Newnes
John  Noakes

Christina  Pickles
James  Pickles
Wilfred  Pickles
Eric Portman
Maurice Procter

Percy  Shaw
George  Barnett Smith
Laurence  Sterne
Mrs  Susan Sunderland

Philip  Asheton Tonge

Walter  Widdop
Geoffrey  Wilkinson
John  Frederick Wolfenden
Dorothy Wordsworth

People who have local connections



Jon  Pertwee
Herbert Henry Asquith
Jimmy Hanley
Dinah Sheridan

Sir Rider Haggard
Wedgewood Benn
George W. Bush

Stanley Spencer
Sir John Franklin, Arctic explorer
Rev V. W. Awdrey / creator of Thomas the Tank Engine
The Churchill family The Churchill family
Sir Edmund Hillary
The Cunliffe-Lister family of Bradford

Ulysses S. Grant
Charles Dickens

Richard Feynman
Frank  Lloyd Wright
Oliver Cromwell

Bill Gates



Pierre Nicholas Goux

Sir H. Rider Haggard
Dr Thomas  Arnold
Leonard Trelawney Hobhouse

Rudyard Kipling Rev Joseph Kipling

Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
Mary Louise Louden

Sir Oswald Mosley

Leonard Hugh Newman

Pauline Quirke Pauline Quirke Academy
Alan  Bennett

Dennis Price [1915-1973] Rev Thomas Rose Price

Sigurd Johannes Savonius
Robert Louis Stevenson

Richard Wagner

People who have visited Halifax



Sir Robert Baden-Powell
Mrs Millie Bandmann-Palmer
Phineas T. Barnum
Sir Charles Barry
The Beatles
Sir Thomas Beecham
Ernest Bevan
Michael Boai
Hon Mrs Victor Bruce
Buffalo Bill
Dame Clara Butt

William Camden
Neville Chamberlain
Charlie Chaplin
Albert Chevalier
Winston Churchill
Eric Clapton
David Clegg
Jimmy Clitheroe
Sir Alan Cobham
Cecil Collins
Russ Conway

Hamilton Deane
Daniel Defoe
Frederick Delius
Charles Dibdin
Charles Dickens
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Edward Elgar

Elizabeth Garrett  Anderson
Samuel Simeon Fels
Celia Fiennes
George Fox

David Lloyd George
George Goschen
Claude Grahame-White
Joseph-Ignace Guillotin
Tyrone Guthrie

Chess master Daniel Harrwitz at the Halifax Chess Club
Keir Hardie
John Lee Hooker
Harry Houdini

Amy Johnson



Edmund Kean
BB King

Stan Laurel
Dan Leno
Walter Lindrum
Franz Liszt
Dr David Livingstone
Margaret Lockwood

J. Ramsay MacDonald
Walter John de la Mare
Frank Matcham
Dame Nellie Melba
Felix Mendelssohn
Max Miller

Anna Neagle
Ivor Novello

Niccolò  Paganini
Lord Palmerston
Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst
Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst
Madame Adelina Patti
Sir Robert Peel
Sandy Powell

Joachim von Ribbentrop
Lucy Rodd

Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Sir Henry Morton Stanley
Bram Stoker
Johann Strauss
Herbert  Sutcliffe

Jean François Thiodon
The Tichborne Claimant
Sidney Torch
Madame Tussaud

Captain Matthew Webb
Charles Wesley
John Wesley
William Wilberforce
Jimmy Wilde
William Wordsworth
 




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