List of people from Wakefield

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This is a list of people from the City of Wakefield, a local government district in West Yorkshire, England. This list includes notable people from Wakefield, and the wider district, and so includes people from Normanton, Pontefract, Featherstone, Castleford and Knottingley and other areas. 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

See alsoReferences

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  • Monica Edwards, children's novelist
  • Mick Exley, rugby league footballer of the 20s, '30s and '40s, who represented Wakefield, Great Britain, England, and Yorkshire.[5]

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  • John George Haigh, 1940s serial killer known as the Acid Bath Murderer
  • Bob Haigh, rugby league footballer and coach of the 1960s and '70s, who represented Wakefield, Yorkshire, England and Great Britain.[7]
  • John Harrison, clockmaker who solved the longitudinal problem, leading to sea power and GMT
  • Chanelle Hayes, Big Brother 8 contestant, now a glamour model
  • John Healey, politician and the former Financial Secretary to the Treasury
  • Barbara Hepworth DBE, sculptor
  • Keith Holliday, rugby league footballer of the 50s and 60s who represented Wakefield, Yorkshire and Great Britain.[8]
  • Reenie Hollis, bassist in indie band The Long Blondes
  • David Hope KCVO PC, former Archbishop of York

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  • Three members of the 1970s progressive rock band Be-Bop Deluxe, founded there:
    • Bill Nelson, founder, lead guitarist and singer of the band and of the New Wave and synthpop group Red Noise, and solo music artist
    • Ian Parkin, rhythm guitarist of the original line-up of the band
    • Ian Nelson, musician and member of synthpop band Fiat Lux, younger brother of Bill
  • Paul Newlove, former rugby league player and current school teacher.

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  • Mike Tindall MBE, England and Gloucester Rugby Union player
  • Jane Tomlinson CBE, athlete and cancer charity fundraiser (from Rothwell in Leeds - on Wakefield border)
  • Derek Turner, Rugby League World Cup winning footballer of the 40s, '50s and '60s, who represented Ossett, Hull, Wakefield, England and Great Britain.[19]

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References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Robert Haigh, rugbyleagueproject, retrieved 13 November 2013 
  8. ^ Edgar, Harry (2007). Rugby League Journal Annual 2008 [Page-110]. Rugby League Journal Publishing. ISBN 0-9548355-3-0
  9. ^ Ossett church tells the story of its community, superleaguefans, 8 May 2012, retrieved 13 November 2013 
  10. ^ cyril knowles - fact file, mehstg, retrieved 13 November 2013 
  11. ^ Peter Knowles, football-england, retrieved 13 November 2013 
  12. ^ Albert Lamb Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004; accessed 17 June 2012
  13. ^ Ledgard James A. Saxton, 2.freebmd, retrieved 13 November 2013 
  14. ^ L Marson, rugbyleagueproject, retrieved 13 November 2013 
  15. ^ Trevor Royle (2009), The Cameronians: A Concise History, Mainstream Publishing, retrieved 13 November 2013 
  16. ^ David Peace, author of Red Riding and The Damned United: profile, Daily Telegraph, retrieved 13 November 2013 
  17. ^ Harold Poynton Trinity Great, superleaguefans, 1 Mar 2011, retrieved 13 November 2013 
  18. ^ Robinson Donald Elliott, 2.freebmd, retrieved 13 November 2013 
  19. ^ Derek Turner, rugbyleagueproject, retrieved 13 November 2013