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List of people from Bury

This is a list of people from the metropolitan borough of Bury in North West England. It includes people from the borough of Bury and also people from the towns of Radcliffe, Prestwich, Whitefield, Tottington, Ramsbottom and other smaller places which together form the wider Metropolitan Borough of Bury. This 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
Without biographiesSee alsoReferences

B

  • Cherie Blair (born 1954), barrister and former Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife.[1]
  • Danny Boyle (born 1956), filmmaker and producer. Born in Radcliffe.[2]
  • Richard Buxton (1786–1865), botanist. Born in Prestwich.[3]

C

  • Richmal Crompton (1890–1969), real name Richmal Crompton Lamburn - author of Just William stories.[4]

D

E

  • Elbow (band) were formed and played their first gig in Bury.

G

  • Jack Greenall (1905–1983), comic artist - created "Useless Eustace" [6]

H

J

K

  • John Kay (1704–1780), the inventor of the Flying Shuttle.[13]
  • Myles Kenyon (1886–1960), captain of Lancashire CCC, High Sheriff of Lancashire. Born at Walshaw Hall.[14]

N

  • Gary Neville (born 1975), footballer - brother of Phil - Manchester United defender and captain.[15]
  • Phil Neville (born 1977), footballer - brother of Gary - Everton midfielder and captain.[16]

P

S

  • Suzanne Shaw (born 1981), real name Suzanne Crowshaw - ex-member of popgroup Hear'say - now star of West End shows and television presenter.[18]
  • Peter Skellern (born March 1947),singer and songwriter, born in Bury. [19]
  • Dodie Smith (1896–1990), novelist and playwright - writer of 101 Dalmatians.[20]
  • John Spencer (1935–2006), snooker player - British champion 3 times.[21]

W

  • Victoria Wood CBE (born 1953), comedienne, actor, singer and writer. Born in Prestwich.[22]
  • James Wood (1760–1839), Mathematician and Dean of Ely Cathedral.[23]

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