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Talke and Talke Pits were formerly mining sites, which is why there are road names such as Coal Pit Hill.
- Enoch Edwards (1852 in Talk-o'-the Hill – 1912) was a British trade unionist and politician, a Lib-Lab MP for Hanley in 1906, then a Labour Party MP in 1909.
- Reginald Mitchell (1895–1937), the creator of the Spitfire aeroplane, was a native of local village, Butt Lane.
- Margaret O'Flynn (1920-2014), gynaecologist and pioneer of contraception services for women.
- "Literary Heritage - Talke". Shropshire County Council. Archived from the original on 2006-12-29. Retrieved 2007-01-14.
- "Unit history of Talke". A Vision of Britain. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2007-01-14.
- Ritchie, Sebastian. "Mitchell, Reginald Joseph (1895–1937)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, September 2004. Retrieved: 21 August 2010.
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