List of people from Tameside
This is a list of famous and infamous people from Tameside, a metropolitan borough in North West England. This list includes people from the towns of Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hyde, Longdendale, Mossley and Stalybridge, and the smaller villages that make up Tameside. This list is arranged alphabetically by surname.
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- Dawn Acton (born 1977): actress, Tracy Barlow in Coronation Street; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Harry Allen (executioner) (1911–1992)
- The Ashton family of Ashton-Under-Lyne, including
- Amanda Barrie (born 1935): actress, Alma Sedgwick in Coronation Street; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Margaret Beckett (born 1943): Britain's first female Foreign Secretary (2006)
- Ross Brawn (born 1954): Formula One team technical director/team principal 1991-2006, 2008-2013
- Mary Ann Britland (1847–1886): convicted murderer, and first woman hanged at Strangeways Prison; lived in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Arthur Brooke (1845–1918): founder of Brooke Bond and Co tea company
- Victor Brox (born 1940): blues musician; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Henry Cockburn (1923–2004): footballer; played mid-fielder and was capped by England 13 times; in a 14-year playing career, played for Manchester United F.C. and Bury F.C.; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Howard Donald: member of popular boy band Take That lived in Droylsden.
- Robert Duckenfield(1619–1689): military commander in Civil War; High Sheriff of Cheshire
- George Formby Snr (1875–1921): born James Lawler Booth; music hall entertainer; father of the music hall and cinema star George Formby; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Ronald Fraser (1930–1997): film actor, born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Tony Gardner (born 1964): actor; known for playing Brian Johnson in My Parents are Aliens; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Andrew Harris (born 1973): cricketer who played for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, and currently plays for Leicestershire; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Simon Hoggart (1946–2014): journalist and broadcaster, born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Matthew Hughes (born 1950): politician, born in Audenshaw; Was the distinguished Principal of John Septamus Roe in Perth who grew the school from a small school in Mirrabooka to the largest private school in the state of WA. Matthew went on to become the first Labor party Member of the Legislative Assembly for the electorate of Kalamunda.
- Lisa Huo: Big Brother contestant in 2006
- Sir Geoff Hurst (born 1941): retired footballer; spent most of his career playing for West Ham United F.C.; part of England's World Cup winning team in 1966; the only person to have scored a hat-trick in a World Cup final; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Evan Leigh: 19th-century author, inventor and engineer, born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Lonelady: 21st-century singer and guitarist, real name Julie Campbell, comes from Audenshaw
- Hugh Mason (1817–1886): mill owner and politician; owned textile mills in Ashton-under-Lyne MP for Ashton-under-Lyne; advocate of paternalism for workers, Irish home rule, and women's suffrage; born in Stalybridge
- F. W. Micklethwaite (1849–1925): photographer
- Stephen Parry (born 1986): Lancashire and England cricketer
- Simone Perrotta (born 1977): footballer; part of Italy's 2006 World Cup-winning team; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- John Louis Petit (1801–1868): antiquarian who drew examples of the architecture and landscape of Lancashire; born in Ashton-under-Lyne and 
- Harry Pilling (born 1943): played first-class cricket, 1962-1980; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Robert Platt (1802–1882): cotton manufacturer and philanthropist; born in Stalybridge
- Ellis Plummer (born 1994): Manchester City footballer; born in Audenshaw
- David Potts (born 1957): CEO, Morrisons
- Albert E. Richardson: clockmaker who designed the Teasmade
- Mark Robins (born 1969): former footballer who manages Scunthorpe United F.C.; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Sunny Rogers (1913–2005): comedian, pianist and actress
- Robert Sheldon, Baron Sheldon of Ashton-under-Lyne (born 1923): politician
- Melanie Sykes: television, radio presenter and model (born 1970), Ashton Under Lyne
- Kathy Staff (1928–2008): actress best known for her role as Nora Batty in 'Last of the Summer Wine' Born in Dukinfield.
- Francis Thompson poet lived from 1864 to 1885 in Ashton-under-Lyne.
- David Vaughan (1944–2003): artist; attended art school in Ashton-under-Lyne; lived in Tameside
- Brooke Vincent (born 1992): actress, Sophie Webster in Coronation Street; born in Audenshaw
- Brian Wilde (1927–2008): actor; known for roles in Last of the Summer Wine and Porridge; born in Ashton before he moved with his family at a young age
- Sean Wilson (biorn 1965): actor, Martin Platt in Coronation Street; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Lewis Wright, Baron Wright of Ashton-under-Lyne, CBE (1903–1974): President of the Trades Union Congress; lived in Ashton-under-Lyne from 1940 until his death in 1974; commemorated by a blue plaque there
- Gary Yates (born 1967): cricketer; played first-class cricket for Lancashire, 1990-2002; coaches the Lancashire second XI; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
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- Natalie Anglesey (13 July 2006). "Amanda's Bad and loving it!". Manchester Evening News. Archived from the original on 1 June 2007. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- "Margaret Beckett". BBC Online. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- Tameside Local Studies & Archives Centre staff (2006). "Tameside bibliography" (PDF). Tameside.gov.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2008.
- Arthur Brooke biography
- "Henry Cockburn". The Independent. London. 17 February 2004. Retrieved on 12 September 2008.
- Nevell (1994), p. 75.
- Simon Louvish (6 December 2002). "That lad will go far!". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 22 September 2008.
- Ronald Fraser biography
- "Tony Gardner - IMDb". Retrieved on 23 April 2013.
- "Andrew Harris player profile". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved on 28 August 2007.
- "The Hands of History: Parliamentary Sketches 1997–2007". Kingston.ac.uk.[dead link] Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- Adam Derbyshire (24 May 2006). "'I'm wild, crazy and sexy'... meet Big Brother Lisa". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- Stuart James (6 July 2006). "Ashton-under-Lyne cheers Perrotta". The Guardian. London. Retrieved on 12 September 2008.
- "Court cleared for Moors murder charges hearing". The Guardian. London. 7 December 1965. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- 'The parish of Ashton-under-Lyne: Introduction, manor & boroughs', A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4 (1911), pp. 338–347. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=41438. Date accessed: 16 September 2008.
- Nevell (1994), pp. 42–47.
- F. W. Micklethwaite, 1848–1925. City of Toronto Archives biography.
- Ostick, Chris (2 March 2014), Lancashire ace Stephen Parry helps England to victory on his debut, Manchester Evening News Retrieved on 15 March 2014.
- "Historic exhibition for Lytham". Lytham St Annes Express. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2008.
- "Harry Pilling player profile". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved on 28 August 2007.
- "Facts about Stalybridge". Tameside Metropolitan Borough. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
- Ellis Plummer (Footballer) for Manchester City
- Barry, Chris (13 August 2004). "Pure passion drives David". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
- "An automatic tea-making machine, c. 1902". ScienceMuseum.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2009-06-28. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- "Mark Robins". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved on 7 October 2010."Mark Robins". MUFCinfo.com. Retrieved on 12 September 2008.
- "Sunny Rogers". The Independent. London. 28 January 2006. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
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- "David Vaughan". The Daily Telegraph. London. 13 December 2003. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
- Carr, Sue (10 December 2003). "Sadie's dad dies". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved on 12 November 2009.
- "To hell and back". Manchester Evening News. 7 February 2003. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- "Brian Wilde". The Daily Telegraph. London. 21 March 2008. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- Ian Wylie (13 February 2006). "Sean frozen out of Ice show". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- www.tameside.gov.uk Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council site on the local blue plaques, access date 2010-12-01
- "Gary Yates player profile". Cricinfo.com. Retrieved on 28 August 2007.
- "Everton Player Stats Trevor Ross". EvertonFC.com. Retrieved on 12 September 2008.
- "Alan Wright". The Guardian. London. Archived from the original on June 9, 2011. Retrieved on 12 September 2008.
- James Lawton (24 November 2001). "Gordon Taylor: The players' champion". The Independent. London. Retrieved on 12 September 2008.
- Laura Breen (29 July 2005). "Portland Basin Museum: Football Fever". Manchester Evening News.[permanent dead link] Retrieved on 12 September 2008.
- "Friends of Young Carers Charity Launch". Tameside.gov.uk. 11 September 2007. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- "Flintoff and Street star honoured". BBC Online. 31 December 2005. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- "Girls behind". TheLowry.com. 9 August 2007. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.