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
Mrs Lily Calvert
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
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
W. R. 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
Sir George Savile
Jonathan Saville
Rev Harry Shaw
David Colin Simpson
Edward Sloane
David Smith
Frederick Smith
George Barnett Smith
Rev Matthew Smith
Frederick Charles Spencer
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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