List of people from Barrow-in-Furness
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(Bold = born in Barrow)
- Aim - Musician, DJ and record producer.
- Glenn Cornick - Ex-first bass player in the rock band, Jethro Tull.
- Paul MacKenzie - Bass player in thrash metal band Xentrix
- Thomas Round - A retired English singer and actor.
- The Yage Letters - Band based in Barrow
- Chris While - Award winning songwriter, singer and musician
- Kellie While - Singer-songwriter considered to have one of the outstanding voices of her generation
- Constance Spry - Author and florist.
- Keith Tyson, artist and Turner Prize winner, was born in Ulverston and educated in Dalton and Barrow.
- Michael Absalom - Television presenter (A.K.A. Abs on CBBC).
- David Barber - Television actor
- Steve Dixon - Newsreader for Sky News.
- Nigel Kneale - Film and television scriptwriter.
- Dave Myers - Biker turned TV Chef.
- Peter Purves - Actor and television presenter who lived and worked in Barrow when he began his acting career.
- Karen Taylor - Television Comedienne.
- Wayne Curtis - Barrow AFC striker.
- Neil Doherty - Watford, Birmingham City, Northampton Town and Kidderminster Harriers winger.
- Keith Eddy - Watford, Sheffield United and New York Cosmos player.
- Harry Hadley - Professional footballer and football manager.
- Emlyn Hughes - England defender and Liverpool captain.
- Doug MacFarlane - Tottenham Hotspur forward.
- Billy McAdams - Manchester City and Barrow A.F.C. striker.
- Ian McDonald - Midfielder for seven English teams between 1971 and 1988.
- Frank McPherson - Barrow A.F.C., Manchester United and Watford F.C forward.
- Vic Metcalfe - Sunderland A.F.C. centre back.
- Jim Parker - Burnley and Bradford Park Avenue defender.
- Jack Pelter - Huddersfield Town and Hull City midfielder.
- Mike Pike - The Football League referee.
- Harry Roberts - England forward.
- Gary Stevens - England and Everton defender.
- Ron Suart - A former English football player and manager (of most notably Chelsea).
- Albert Tomkin - Former outside left player for Tottenham Hotspur.
- David Walders - Former defender for Barrow, Burnley and Oldham Athletic.
- Jack Walders - Former winger for Barrow, Burnley and Oldham Athletic.
- Fred Walker - Footballer and former manager of Huddersfield Town.
- Jason Walker - Current york striker, and former player for Dundee, Greenock Morton and Morecambe.
Rugby league 
- Paul Crarey - Former Barrow Raiders and Whitehaven coach.
- Ade Gardner - Barrow Raiders and St. Helens winger.
- Mat Gardner - Rugby league player, who currently plays for the Huddersfield Giants. Matt has now moved to Salford Giants
- Ben Harrison - Warrington Wolves player and Ireland international.
- Liam Harrison - Barrow Raiders player and Ireland international.
- Willie Horne - Great Britain stand-off and Barrow rugby football captain.
- Phil Jackson - Canadian former Rugby league player.
- Jimmy Lewthwaite - Rugby League winger for Barrow and Great Britain, inducted in Barrow Hall of fame alongside Willie Horn and Phil Jackson.
Other sports 
- Caroline Alexander - Cross country mountain biker and road cyclist.
- George Bigg - Cricketer.
- Kenneth A. Bray - Sport teacher and member of the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame.
- Stuart Horne - Cricketer.
- John Iberson - Cricketer.
- Adam Roynon - Professional speedway rider.
- Len Wilkinson - Cricketer.
- Eddie Crook - Professional Isle of Man TT Races rider.
- Maurice Flitcroft - Golfer
- Chris Blackhurst - Editor of The Independent
- Annie Currie - Barrow born woman of Scottish origin who was married to American physicist Robert H. Dicke
- William Eccles - Physicist and a pioneer in the development of radio communication.
- Gordon Fallows - Church of England bishop.
- William Thomas Forshaw - British Army officer, and recipient of the Victoria Cross.
- Maurice Flitcroft - Amateur golfer and a hoaxer.
- Nella Last - Published wartime diarist.
- Derek Pattinson - Secretary-General of the General Synod of the Church of England.
- Dame Stella Rimington - Director-General (DG) of MI5 from 1992 to 1996.
- William Sykes - Clergyman.
Fictional characters 
- Álvaro de Campos - A fictional heteronym created by Fernando Pessoa.
- Charles Parker - A fictional detective in the Lord Peter Wimsey stories by Dorothy L. Sayers
- Numerous individuals from The Railway Series - Barrow is strongly associated with the stories
- Sue, David (2006-06-23). "Superstar DJ continues to Aim high". Manchester Evening News (Guardian Media Group). Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "Glenn Cornick". The Official Jethro Tull Website. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "Metalist Magazine". Retrieved 2009-01-10.
- "Thomas Round". Boise State University. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "Constance Spry / Florist, Author + Social Reformer (1886 - 1960)". Design Museum. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- "Keith Tyson Biography". British Council. Retrieved 2007-08-04.[dead link]
- Jardine, Cassandra (2003-11-03). "'Diabetes is not as simple as it appears'". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- Bremner, Charles (2006-11-02). "Nigel Kneale". London: The Times. p. 71. Retrieved 2007-02-08.
- Greenstreet, Rosanna (2006-05-10). "My Home: Dave Myers of the Hairy Bikers". The Independent (London: Independent News & Media). Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "Peter Purves in the Theatre". peterpurves.com. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- "Karen's sketch show opens". North West Evening Mail (CN Group). 2007-06-11. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
- "Wayne makes Wembley History". North West Evening Mail (CN Group). 2007-05-21. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "Player Report - Harry Hadley". Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- "Emlyn Hughes Obituary". Telegraph.co.uk (London: The Daily Telegraph). 2004-11-11. Retrieved 2007-07-08.
- "Frank McPherson". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Pike, Richard; Poutianinen, Marko (1999). "Stevens, Gary 1981-88". Hall of Fame. ToffeeWeb. Retrieved 2007-07-08.
- "Gardner out for indefinite period". BBC News. 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2007-07-21.
- Burke, David (2006-03-11). "A Welcome MAT For My Mate ADE; HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS V ST HELENS, TOMORROW, KICK-OFF 3PM". Daily Mirror (Mirror Group Newspapers). p. 57. "Mat, brought up in Barrow with Ade, said:"It's always been a dream of mine to play against my elder brother and this could be the time it becomes a reality. There's also a big chance we could be meeting head-on on the wing and that would be fantastic. I was pleased with my performance at Wakefield, I just hope Jon Sharp was pleased too - that's obviously the key to me playing against Saints.""
- "Vickerstown Cricket Club, Walney". North West Evening Mail. 2006-01-26. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-06-21.
- Fagan, Sean. "Rugby League History - Interview with Phil Jackson". RL1908.com. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- Hadfield, Dave (2007-01-15). "Jim Lewthwaite - Independent Online Edition > Obituaries". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6
- Hodgson, Derek (October 1, 2002). "OBITUARY: LEN WILKINSON; STAR PRE-WAR LEG-SPINNER". The Independent (London, UK: Independent News & Media, published 2002-10-01). p. 20
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- "Maurice Flitcroft - Obituary". The Daily Telegraph (London). 2007-03-31. Retrieved 2007-08-07.
- "BBC - History - War Diary of Nella Last". BBC. 2001-07-01. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
- "The Rev Sir Derek Pattinson". The Independent (London). 2006-10-17. Retrieved 2010-05-08.
- Sale, Johnathon (2006-09-07). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Dame Stella Rimington, former MI5 boss". The Independent (London: Independent News & Media). Retrieved 2007-08-04.