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 (b. 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 (b. 1935): actress, Alma Sedgwick in Coronation Street; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Margaret Beckett (b. 1943): Britain's first female Foreign Secretary (2006)
- Ross Brawn (b. 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
- 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
- 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 (b. 1964): actor; known for playing Brian Johnson in My Parents are Aliens; born in Ashton-under-LyneCite error: A
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- Simon Hoggart (1946-2014): journalist and broadcaster, born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Lisa Huo: Big Brother contestant in 2006
- Sir Geoff Hurst (b. 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 (b. 1986): Lancashire and England cricketer
- Simone Perrotta (b. 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 (b. 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 (b. 1994): Manchester City footballer; born in Audenshaw
- David Potts (b. 1957): CEO, Morrisons
- Albert E. Richardson: clockmaker who designed the Teasmade
- Mark Robins (b. 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 know for her role as Nora Batty in 'Last of the Summer Wine' Born in Dukinfield.
- David Vaughan (1944–2003): artist; attended art school in Ashton-under-Lyne; lived in Tameside
- Brooke Vincent (b. 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 (b. 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
Gareth Worrall. Gareth has appeared on Coronation Street, Hollyoaks, Cold Feet, Gunpowder, City in the City, Common as Muck and he is also a radio presenter on Tameside Radio.
- Gary Yates (b. 1967): cricketer; played first-class cricket for Lancashire, 1990-2002; coaches the Lancashire second XI; born in Ashton-under-Lyne
- Tim Lambert. "Famous people from North West England". LocalHistories.org. Retrieved on 16 September 2008.
- 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. Retrieved 16 September 2008.
- Arthur Brooke biography
- "Henry Cockburn". The Independent. London. 17 February 2004. Retrieved on 12 September 2008.
- Robert Duckenfield biography
- Nevell (1994), p. 75.
- Simon Louvish (6 December 2002). "That lad will go far!". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 22 September 2008.
- Ronald Fraser biography
- "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. 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.
- "No. 56257". The London Gazette. 27 June 2001. p. 7571.
- "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. 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.