List of people from Trafford
This is a list of people from Trafford, a metropolitan borough in North West England. This list includes people from the towns of Altrincham, Sale, Stretford and Urmston, and the smaller villages that make up Trafford. This list is arranged alphabetically by surname:
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- Lascelles Abercrombie (1881–1938): poet and literary critic who became a lecturer in poetry at the University of Liverpool; he was born in Ashton upon Mersey, an area of Sale.
- John George Adami (1862-1926): Pathologist. Fellow of the Royal Society. Born in Ashton upon Mersey
- Edward Adamson (1911-1996): Born in Sale. Artist and pioneer of Art Therapy. Creator of the Adamson Collection, a major and internationally recognised collection of art created by people living in a mental asylum, Netherne Hospital, between 1946 and 1981. Author of 'Art as Healing' (1984).
- John Alcock, (1892–1919), the Stretford aviator was the first man to pilot an aeroplane non-stop across the Atlantic in 1919.
- Helen Allingham (1848–1926): water colour artist who lived in Altrincham until the age of 14 and was the first woman to be admitted to the Royal Academy Schools 
- Michael Bishop (born 1942): multimillionaire businessman and owner and chairman of British Midland Airways who grew up in Hale and Bowdon.
- Edward Kinder Bradbury (born 1881, Altrincham) he was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry and ability in organising the defence of 'L' Battery against heavy odds at Nery on 1 September 1914.
- Robert Bolt (1924–1995): Oscar-winning playwright and screenwriter who was brought up in Sale, well known for adapting Doctor Zhivago and A Man for All Seasons for the screen.
- John Brogden (1798–1869): industrialist involved in the construction of the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway who lived in Sale from the 1840s and died in the town.
- Samuel Brooks (1792–1864): businessman and banker who owned nearly a quarter of the township of Sale.
- William Brooks (1819–1900), the son of Samuel Brooks: benefactor of and land owner in Sale, and also the Member of Parliament for Altrincham.
- Darren Campbell (born 1973): Olympic gold medallist who was brought up in Sale and represented Sale Harriers.
- Eric Campbell (1879/80-1917): actor, villain in several Charlie Chaplin films.
- John Collier (1708–1786): Urmston-born caricaturist and Lancashire dialect satirical poet, also known by the pseudonym of Tim Bobbin.
- Thomas Coward (1867–1933): ornithologist who lived in Bowdon and went to school in Sale.
- Ian Curtis (1956–1980): musician and singer in Joy Division, born in Old Trafford and lived in Macclesfield.
- Ronald Gow (1897–1993): dramatist and author of Love on the Dole who lived in Altrincham, attending and later teaching at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys.
- Les Graham, footballer and football manager was born in Flixton, Greater Manchester. He made 150 football league appearances for Blackburn Rovers
- David Gray (born 1968): singer-songwriter who lived in Sale until moving to Wales at age nine.
- William Stanley Houghton (1881–1913): a playwright in the Manchester School of dramatists who was born and raised in Ashton upon Mersey.
- James Prescott Joule (1818–1889): the physicist who developed the first law of thermodynamics moved to Sale in the 1870s for his health and remained there for the rest of his life.
- L. S. Lowry (1887–1976): painter of urban landscapes born in Stretford.*Levy, Mervyn (2004), "Lowry, Laurence Stephen (1887–1976)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, retrieved 2010-01-14
- Rebecca Long-Bailey MP for Salford an Eccles and Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
- Joseph Makinson (1886–1914): first-class cricketer who played for Lancashire County Cricket Club and Cambridge University in the 19th century; lived in Sale towards the end of his life.
- Diane Modahl (born 1964): Commonwealth Games gold medalist and Sale Harriers athlete who lived in Sale.
- Morrissey (born 1959): singer and member of The Smiths, born in Davyhulme and grew up in Stretford.
- Stanley Orme (1923–2005): left-wing Member of Parliament, cabinet minister, and Baron Orme, of Salford, who was born in Sale.
- Karl Pilkington (born 1972): podcaster, author, TV personality and former radio producer who was brought up on a council estate in Sale.
- Marc Riley (born 1959): ex guitarist with Manchester post punk band The Fall. Radio presenter and former host of the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show, now presents the early evening show on Radio 6; who lived in Sale.
- Dodie Smith (1896–1990): author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians who was born in Whitefield and grew up in Old Trafford; there is a blue plaque on her childhood home at 609 Stretford Road.
- Bill Speakman (born 1927): recipient of the Victoria Cross in 1951 for service in the Korean War who grew up and lived in Hale.
- Chris Sievey (1955-2010) aka Frank Sidebottom ~ musician and comedian known for fronting the band The Freshies in the late 1970s and early 1980s and for his comic persona Frank Sidebottom from 1984 onwards
- William Taylor (1885–1959): first-class cricketer for Worcestershire County Cricket Club, born in Sale.
- Peter Tinniswood (1936–2003): radio and television script-writer who was brought up in Sale.
- Alison Uttley (1884–1976): prolific author who wrote the Little Grey Rabbit books while living in Bowdon.
- Cyril Washbrook (1914–1999): England and Lancashire County Cricket Club cricketer who lived in Sale towards the end of his life.
- Dr Charles White – co-founder of the Manchester Royal Infirmary who lived in Sale and held the remains of Hannah Beswick (the Manchester Mummy).
List of people without biographies
- George Faulkner Armitage – architect who grew up in Altrincham and was mayor of the town.
- Eric Greenhalgh – first-class cricketer born in Sale who represented Lancashire.
- Head & Ousby 2006, p. 1.
- "Former Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh" (PDF). Retrieved 3 December 2014.
- Stretford's pioneering aviator Sir John Alcock, BBC, 2009-11-05, retrieved 2010-02-27
- Ina Taylor (2004), "Allingham, Helen (1848–1926)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press Retrieved on 17 November 2008
- 15. Sir Michael Bishop: £185m (£185m), Manchester Evening News, 30 May 2005 Retrieved on 22 December 2008.
- Fiona Lafferty (26 July 2000), Twenty Questions: Sir Michael Bishop, owner and chairman of British, The Independent[dead link] Retrieved on 22 December 2008.
- Saeger 1995, pp. 393–415.
- Higgins 1978, pp. 240–252.
- John Brogden, Trafford.gov.uk Retrieved on 22 December 2008.
- Swain 1987, p. 59.
- Wyke & Cocks 2004, p. 383.
- Mike Rowbottom (7 August 2006). "An email conversation with Darren Campbell: 'Athletics mattered to me almost more than life itself'". The Independent. London. Retrieved on 5 August 2008.
- "About Darren Campbell". Nuff Respect Sport Managements Agency Online. 2007. Retrieved on 25 April 2007.
- Hignett 1991, p. 39.
- Costambeys, Marios (2004), "Curtis, Ian Kevin (1956–1980)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ((subscription or UK public library membership required)), Oxford: Oxford University Press, retrieved 2011-07-27
- "David Gray: From music to marsh harriers". BBC Online. 6 June 2008. Retrieved on 5 August 2008.
- Victor Emeljanow (2004), "Houghton, (William) Stanley (1881–1913)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press Retrieved on 17 November 2008
- Wyke & Cocks 2004, p. 394.
- "Joseph Makinson player profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved December 2008. Check date values in:
- "Modahl gives BAF ultimatum". BBC Online. 24 August 1998. Retrieved August 2008. Check date values in:
- "Morrissey celebrates 50th birthday". Metro.co.uk. 22 May 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- "Times Obituary of Baron Orme". The Times Online. London. 28 April 2005. Retrieved 2010-05-08. Retrieved on 25 April 2007.
- Pierre Perrone (2 February 2003). "How We Met: Mark Radcliffe and Marc 'Lard' Riley". The Independent on Sunday. Retrieved on 28 April 2007.
- Scheerhout, John (12 September 2002), Honour for 'Dalmatians' Dodie, Manchester Evening News, retrieved 2010-01-14
- "The reluctant hero". Sale and Altrincham Messenger. Newsquest Media Group. 24 October 2001. Retrieved on 28 August 2007.
- "William Taylor player profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved on 22 December 2008.
- "Novelist Tinniswood dies". BBC. 9 January 2003. Retrieved on 25 April 2007.
- "Cyril Washbrook player profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved on 5 August 2008.
- Bondeson 2001, p. 87.
- Cooper 2007, p. 87.
- "Eric Greenhalgh player profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved on 22 December 2008.
- Bondeson, Jan (2001), Buried Alive: the terrifying history of our most primal fear, W. W. Norton & Company, ISBN 0-393-04906-X
- Cooper, Glynis (2007), Manchester's Suburbs, The Breedon Books Publishing Company, ISBN 978-1-85983-592-0
- Head, Dominic; Ousby, Ian (2006), The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-83179-2
- Higgins, L.S. (1978), "The Brogden Pioneers of the early industrial development in Mid-Glamorgan", National Library of Wales Journal, National Library of Wales, 20 (3): 240–252, archived from the original on October 15, 2008
- Hignett, Tim (1991), Milnrow & Newhey: A Lancashire Legacy, Littleborough: George Kelsall Publishing, ISBN 0-946571-19-8
- Saeger, James Schofield (1995), "The Mission and Historical Missions: Film and the Writing of History", The Americas, Academy of American Franciscan History, 51 (3): 393–415, doi:10.2307/1008228, JSTOR 1008228
- Swain, Norman (1987), A History of Sale from earliest times to the present day, Wilmslow: Sigma Press, ISBN 1-85058-086-3
- Wyke, Terry; Cocks, Harry (2004), Public Sculpture of Greater Manchester, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, ISBN 0-85323-567-8