List of people from Kirklees

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This is a list of people from Kirklees, a metropolitan district in West Yorkshire, England. This list includes people from Batley, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Kirkburton, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield and Slaithwaite. The 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

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B[edit]

  • James Berry - executioner who hanged 131 people, born in Heckmondwike[2]
  • Sharon Brogden - (1966 - ) - Voice actor, author and businesswoman, born in Mirfield[3][4][5][6][7]
  • Sir David Brown (1904–1993) - managing director of David Brown Ltd, owner of Aston Martin Ltd, born in Huddersfield[8]
  • Jeff Butterfield - international rugby union player; British Lion, 1955; born in Heckmondwike[9]

C[edit]

  • Alan Chesters - Bishop of Blackburn, 1989–2003; born in Huddersfield[10]
  • Albert Craig - known as the "Surrey Poet", wrote poems on cricket and football, born and raised in Meltham[11]

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I[edit]

  • Derek Ibbotson – athlete, set new world record for running a mile in 1957, born in Huddersfield[15]

K[edit]

  • Gorden Kaye – comedic actor, René in Allo, Allo, born in Huddersfield[16]

M[edit]

P[edit]

S[edit]

  • Ryan Sidebottom – cricketer for Yorkshire and England, born in Huddersfield[21]
  • Patrick Stewart – film, stage and television actor, Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, born in Mirfield[22]
  • Frank Sykes - international rugby union player, born in Batley[23]

W[edit]

  • Harold Wilson – politician, Labour Prime Minister 1964–1970 and 1974–1976, born in Huddersfield[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "Brown, Sir David (1904–1993), industrialist". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Newcombe, Barry (6 May 2004). "Obituary-Jeff Butterfield". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "A farewell Eucharist for Bishop Alan". Church of England. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  11. ^ "New bid to fight diabetes". Huddersfield Examiner. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "Edward Ramsden Hall". Sports Reference. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  13. ^ "Hargreaves, (Charles) Roger". Oxford DNB. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  14. ^ Gray, John (9 November 1993). "Obituary: Sir Harold Himsworth". The Independent. London. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  15. ^ "Derek Ibbotsobn". Kirklees Council. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  16. ^ "Gorden Kaye". IMDb. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  17. ^ "James Mason". IMDb. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  18. ^ "Wilfred Pickles". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  19. ^ "Star Archive- Eric Portman (1903 - 1969)". Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  20. ^ "Joseph Priestley". Oxford DNB. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  21. ^ "Ryan Sidebottom". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  22. ^ "Patrick Stewart network : Biography". Patrick Stewart network. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  23. ^ "England / Players & Officials/ Frank Sykes". ESPNscrum. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  24. ^ "Lord Wilson of Rievaulx". The Telegraph. London. 25 May 1995. Retrieved 15 March 2011.