Local Writers & Poets



In addition to those people who were primarily known as writers and poets, there were a great many works – pamphlets, booklets and books – written by theologians, political workers, and other residents of the district;

Much of the information about historical writers and poets has been taken from Horsfall Turner's Halifax Books & Authors

Poets



Lascelles Abercrombie
Arvon Foundation, Colden
Rev  William Atkinson

Samuel  Banks
Agnes  Marion Barber
Thomas  Barker
James  Barnes
J.  Baxter
Albert  Benjamin Bayes
Doris Beer
Brian  Bentley
John E. Bissell
John  Bottomley
Henry Hearder Bowman
William  Broadbent
Patrick  Branwell Brontë
Mary Spencer Brown

Calder Valley Poets Society
A.  J. Carr
Close: Poet Close
Edward Cockill
John  Collier
Edgar  Crabtree
Frederick William Cronhelm
Thomas  Crossley

Amy  Louisa Davoren
William  Dearden
Grace  Dickinson

Daniel  Eastwood
Joseph H. Eccles
Smith Emmott

Anne  Fielding
Samuel  Fielding

James W. Garside
Rev  J. R. Godfrey
William  Walton Graham



Thomas  Greenwood
Eileen Greenwood-Sadler

Levi  Haigh
Robert  Halstead
John  Hartley
William  Heaton
Simeon  Hirst
Jane Ann Hodgson
Marmaduke Holdsworth
Mr  Horsfall
Mrs Louisa Adelaide Horsfield
William  Howorth
Rev  Charles Hoyle
Gordon Hoyles
Ted Hughes Ted Hughes

Henry  Ingram

Thomas Jordan

Herbert  Knowles

John J. Lane
Samuel  Law
William  Law
Joan Lee
J.  Lightowler
Kate (Heather) Lumb
Whiteley  Lumb

Henry  Martin
Samuel  Mellor
Georgina  Gordon Metcalfe
W.  Midgley
Joseph Miller
John  Mitchell
James S. Morgan
Mr  Morgan
John  H. Moss

Rev  Nabb



J.  Nicholl

Charlotte  Oates
Thomas  Ormerod
Ovenden Bard

Rev  John Parker
William  Parry
Pennine Poets
Austin William Penny
Sylvia Plath

Roderick Random
Sir Herbert Edward Read
Benjamin  Rushforth

Wye  Saltonstall
E.  L. Schlicht
Rev John Shackleton
James  Standing
Abraham  Stansfield
Rev Christopher Stockdale
James  Sutcliffe
Oliver Sutcliffe

John  Taylor
Joseph Terry
Evan  Thomas
Thomas  Tiffany
J.  C. Trott

Michael  Joseph Wade
Gina Louise Waggott
Robert Walker
Dyson Watson
Major  Wild
George  Mansell Williams
Mary Ann Wilson
Dorothy Wordsworth
William Wordsworth
Edward Wormald
John Wrigglesworth

Writers



Cornelius  Ashworth
William  Ashworth
Rev  Miles Atkinson
Will Austin
William Edward Armytage Axon

Rev  Simon Bailey
Leslie Bancroft
Margaret  Fairless Barber
Donald Barker
Juliet Barker
Rev  Robert Lowe Bellamy
June  Benn
Margaret Bentley
Phyllis Bentley Dr  Phyllis Eleanor Bentley
Richard  Bentley
Wallace  Bentley
Arthur  William Bickerdike
John  Blackburn
William  Joseph Blyton
Frederic Hungerford Bowman
J.  Bowser
Derick Bridge
Dr  John Briercliffe
C.  S. Broadbent
Anne  Brontë
Charlotte  Brontë
Emily  Jane Brontë
Norman Brown
Anthony Browne
Dr  Sir Thomas Browne

Jonathan  Caldwell
William Camden
Dr Michael Campbell
Lindsay  Clarke
John  William Clay
Monica  Clay
William Cobbett
Barry  Collins
Rev Thomas Cox
John Crabtree
Edward  Crossley
Dr  Ely Wilkinson Crossley
James  Crossley
James  Crowther
John  Newton Crowther

Rev Bryan Dale
Benjamin  Dawson
Daniel Defoe
Charles Dickens
William Dixon
Captain  Nathan Drake
William  Dyche

Maria Edgeworth
Vikki Egerton
Jack Escott
Rev George Bramwell Evens

J.  W. Farquhar
Dr  John Fawcett
Mabel Ferrett
Celia Fiennes
Joseph  Smith Fletcher
Nathaniel Fletcher
Rev  John Foster
Margaret Fox
Ralph  Fox

Eleanor  Gaukroger
Hilda-Margaret Gledhill
Graptolite
Jessie Gray



Muriel  M. Green
Tom Green
Eileen Greenwood-Sadler
James Richard Gregson

Tom Halifax
Rev  Arthur Vine Hall
David Halliwell
Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Cynthia Hand
Thomas  William Hanson
Charles  Roger Hargreaves
John A. Hargreaves
Harold Harley
John  Hartley
John  Hartley
Henry  William Harwood
William Hatton
William  Helliwell
Peggy Hewitt
Joshua  Holden
Rex Holdsworth
Gilbert  Holroyd
Gladys  Holt
William  Holt
Joshua  Hoyle
Glyn  Hughes

Louis Stanley Jastrzębski
Charles  Jessop

Thomas Kenworthy
William  Kershaw
Rose Mackenzie Kettle
Rev Thomas Keyworth
Dr  Frank King
Eric Knight
Smith  Knowles

Geoffrey Lee
Clifford Lees
Margaret Lees
Rev Dr George Legh
George Ronald Lewin
John Leyland
Canon John Lightfoot
Rev William Edensor Littlewood
Arthur Thompson Longbottom
Eva Hannah Longbottom
John  Longbottom

Stuart Petre Brodie Mais
Edgar  Mann
John  Marsh
Thomas John Maslen
Phil McGrath
Herbert McLachlan
Rev John Meldrum
Samuel  Mellor
Dr Samuel Midgley
Jonathan  Mitchell
Reginald  Mitchell
Peter Murrey

Eve  Naylor
Tom Naylor
Abraham  Newell
F.  Nichol
Nancy Nott

Rev George Robert Oakley
Richard  Oastler
James  Henry Ogden
John  Ogden
Dora Orde



Helen  Jane Ormerod

Rev Edward Parsons
June Paxton-White
Rev Mark Pearson
James  Pickles
Mabel  Elizabeth Pickles
Rev Dr Francis Pigou
George Pilling
Sylvia Plath
Arthur Porritt
Dr Henry Power
Maurice Procter

Samuel  Drake Roberts
Joseph  Robertshaw
Henry Ling Roth
Naomi Gwladys Royde-Smith

Charles  Saltonstall
Jonathan  Saville
Rev Harry Shaw
David Colin Simpson
Edward Sloane
David  Smith
Frederick  Smith
George  Barnett Smith
Frederick  Charles Spenser
James  Standing
Laurence  Sterne
William  Henry Stott
Joseph  Sugden
Gamaliel  Sutcliffe
Rev William Sutcliffe

Grenville Taylor
John  Taylor
William  Makepeace Thackeray
Evan  Thomas
Christian Thompson
Edward  Palmer Thompson
Kate  Thompson
Thomas  Tiffany
Sam  Tonkiss
C.  H. Tordoff
John  Travis
Ernest  Richmond Horsfall Turner
James Turner
Whiteley  Turner
William  Marshall Turner

Jack  Uttley

Ralph  Wade
Gina Louise Waggott
John William Wainwright
Sally Wainwright
Edward  Johnson Walker
Herbert R. Walker
Stanley  Walsh
D.  Walton
John  Walton
Rev  John Watson
Eric  Webster
Bertha Anita Whiteley
Gilbert  Whiteley
Dr  Whittaker
Jack Wild
William  Williams
Mrs Winifred Williams
Charles  Lindley Wood
Edward  Frederick Lindley Wood
George  Wright
 
 



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