List of people from Bury

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This is a list of people from the metropolitan borough of Bury in North West England. It includes people from the borough of Bury and also people from the towns of Radcliffe, Prestwich, Whitefield, Tottington, Ramsbottom and other smaller places which together form the wider Metropolitan Borough of Bury. This list is arranged alphabetically by surname:


Table of contents:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Without biographiesSee alsoReferences

A[edit]

B[edit]

  • Cherie Blair (born 1954), barrister and former Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife. Born in Bury, moved to Liverpool.[2]
  • Danny Boyle (born 1956), filmmaker and producer. Born in Radcliffe.[3]
  • Richard Buxton (1786–1865), botanist. Born in Prestwich.[4]

C[edit]

  • Richmal Crompton (1890–1969), real name Richmal Crompton Lamburn - author of Just William stories.[5]

D[edit]

E[edit]

  • Elbow (band) were formed and played their first gig in Bury.

G[edit]

H[edit]

J[edit]

K[edit]

  • John Kay (1704–1780), the inventor of the Flying Shuttle. Born in Walmersley.[14]
  • Myles Kenyon (1886–1960), captain of Lancashire CCC, High Sheriff of Lancashire. Born at Walshaw Hall.[15]

N

  • Gary Neville (born 1975), footballer - brother of Phil - Manchester United defender and captain.[16]
  • Phil Neville (born 1977), footballer - brother of Gary - Everton midfielder and captain.[17]

P[edit]

  • Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Born at Chamber Hall, Bury[18]

S[edit]

  • Suzanne Shaw (born 1981), real name Suzanne Crowshaw - ex-member of popgroup Hear'say - now star of West End shows and television presenter.[19]
  • Peter Skellern (born March 1947),singer and songwriter, born in Bury. [20]
  • Dodie Smith (1896–1990), novelist and playwright - writer of 101 Dalmatians. Born in Whitefield.[21]
  • John Spencer (1935–2006), snooker player - British champion 3 times. Born in Radcliffe.[22]

W[edit]

  • Victoria Wood CBE (born 1953), comedienne, actor, singer and writer. Born in Prestwich.[23]
  • James Wood (1760–1839), Mathematician and Dean of Ely Cathedral. Born in Holcombe.[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gemma Atkinson". IMDb. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Cherie Blair biography
  3. ^ Danny Boyle biography
  4. ^ Buxton, Richard (1849). A botanical guide to the flowering plants, ferns, mosses, and algæ, found indigenous within sixteen miles of Manchester. London: Longman and Co. p. III. 
  5. ^ Richmal Crompton biography
  6. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1492509/
  7. ^ Jack Greenall biography
  8. ^ "Nellie Halstead", Sports Reference LLC, retrieved 14 August 2012 
  9. ^ Reg harris biography
  10. ^ Vicsount Hewart biography
  11. ^ Moir, Jan (2005-08-09). "This man is the best cook in Britain". Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  12. ^ Cash, James (2011) [1873]. Where There's a Will, There's a Way!: Or, Science in the Cottage; An Account of the Labours of Naturalists in Humble Life. Cambridge University Press. p. 76. ISBN 1-108-03790-9. 
  13. ^ "Man Booker Prize for Prestwich writer". Bury Focus. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  14. ^ John Kay biography
  15. ^ "Myles Kenyon". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-03-15. 
  16. ^ Gary Neville biography
  17. ^ Phil Neville biography
  18. ^ Robert Peel biography
  19. ^ Suzanne Shaw website
  20. ^ "Peter Skellern". Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  21. ^ Dodie Smith biography
  22. ^ John Spencer obituary
  23. ^ Victoria Wood biography
  24. ^ James Wood biography