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
Wallace Henry Hartley
Ted Hughes Ted Hughes

Sir Bernard Ingham

Dr Frank King

George Walter Selwyn Lloyd
Geoffrey Love
John Mackintosh
Sir Harry Mortimer

Robert Naylor
Sir George Newnes
John Noakes

Christina Pickles
James Pickles
Wilfred Pickles
Eric Portman
Joseph Priestley
Maurice Procter

Percy Shaw
George Barnett Smith
Laurence Sterne
Mrs Susan Sunderland

Philip Asheton Tonge

Walter Widdop
Sir 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 




© Malcolm Bull 2018
Revised 09:24 /11th July 2018 / mmf182 / 18982

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