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 town of Bury and also people from the towns of Radcliffe, Prestwich, Whitefield, Tottington, Ramsbottom and other places which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bury. This list is arranged alphabetically by surname:
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- Steve Berry, TV and radio presenter; born and educated in Bury
- Tony Binns, professor of geography
- Celia Birtwell, textile and fashion designer and muse of David Hockney; raised in Prestwich and attended St. Margaret's Primary School
- Black Jackson, rock band formed in 2000 
- Cherie Blair (born 1954), barrister; former Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife; born in Bury, moved to Liverpool
- Danny Boyle (born 1956), filmmaker and producer; born in Radcliffe
- Alistair Burt (born 1955), Conservative MP for Bury North, 1983–1997; MP for North East Bedfordshire, 2001–
- Richard Buxton (1786–1865), botanist; born in Prestwich
- Noel Castree, author; professor of geography
- Sir John Charnley (1911–1982), orthopaedic surgeon; hip replacement pioneer; born in Bury
- David Chaytor (born 1949), Labour MP for Bury North 1997–2010; convicted fraudster
- Anthony Cotton (born Anthony Dunn) (born 1975), British actor; plays Sean Tully in Coronation Street
- Walter Clegg (18 April 1920–15 April 1994), British Conservative politician
- Lol Creme, of the band 10cc; from Prestwich
- Richmal Crompton (1890–1969), real name Richmal Crompton Lamburn; author of Just William stories
- Cecil Cronshaw (1889–1961), pioneer of modern dyes; Chairman and Director of ICI
- Brian Cubbon (1928–2015), former Permanent Secretary, Home Office and Northern Ireland Office
- Victoria Derbyshire (born 1968), journalist and radio presenter; born in Ramsbottom
- Nick Derbyshire (born 1970), Cricketer; born in Ramsbottom, brother of Victoria Derbyshire
- Henry Dunster (1609–1659), first president of Harvard College; native of Bury; fourth headmaster of Bury Grammar School prior to his emigration to Massachusetts in 1640
- Sir William Fawcett (1727–1804), Adjutant-General to the Forces; Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
- Francis Fawkes (1720–1777), poet and translator
- Jenny Frost, singer with the band Atomic Kitten; television presenter; grew up in Prestwich and attended the local Catholic high school, St Monica's
- Liam Frost, musician and songwriter; from Prestwich
- Guy Garvey, lead singer of the band Elbow; lives in Prestwich
- Kevin Godley, of the band 10cc; from Prestwich
- David Green (born 1948), film director
- Jack Greenall (1905–1983), comic artist - created "Useless Eustace" 
- James Guy (born 1995), swimmer; 200m freestyle gold medallist at the 2015 World Long Course Championships
- Nellie Halstead (1910–1991), sprinter who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics; born in Radcliffe
- Reg Harris (1920–1992), professional cyclist; twice Olympic silver medallist; born in Birtle
- Alan Haven, jazz organist; born in Prestwich
- Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart (1870–1943), lawyer and politician; Lord Chief Justice
- Andrew Higginson (born 1957), Chairman of Morrisons Supermarkets 2015–
- Sir John Holker (1828–1882), Conservative MP for Preston 1872–1882, Attorney-General, 1875–1880
- Henry Holland (born 1983), fashion designer
- Simon Hopkinson, food writer; former chef
- John Horsefield (died 1854), botanist and handloom weaver; born and lived in Besses o' th' Barn
- Anique Husson/Hassan, Internet entrepreneur; CEO of Imperium Media
- John Kay (1704–1780), inventor of the flying shuttle; born in Walmersley
- Robert Kay (1728–1802), inventor of the drop box; son of John Kay
- Simon Kelner (born 1957), editor-in-chief of The Independent, 1998–2008
- Myles Kenyon (1886–1960), captain of Lancashire CCC; High Sheriff of Lancashire; born at Walshaw Hall
- Sir Malcolm Knox (1900–1980), philosopher; Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews, 1953–1966
- Allan Levy QC (1943–2004), children's rights lawyer; Chairman of the Pindown Enquiry
- Dr Montagu Lomax, assistant medical officer at the Prestwich Asylum, 1917–1919; exposed the inhuman, custodial and antitherapeutic practices there in a book which led to a Royal Commission, increased central control and ultimately the Mental Treatment Act of 1930. However, much of what Lomax described could still be seen in parts of Prestwich Hospital in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Gary Neville (born 1975), footballer; Manchester United defender and captain; brother of Phil Neville
- Phil Neville (born 1977), footballer; Everton midfielder and captain; brother of Gary Neville
- Tracey Neville
- Roy Newsome (1930–2011), conductor, composer, arranger, and broadcaster
- Amanda Noar (born 1962), actress
- Pat Sanderson (born 1977), rugby union player who played for Sale Sharks, Harlequins and Worcester Warriors; won 16 caps for the English national team and was an England captain
- Suzanne Shaw (born 1981), real name Suzanne Crowshaw, member of popgroup Hear'Say; later star of West End shows and television presenter
- Peter Skellern (1947–2017), singer-songwriter; born in Bury
- Dodie Smith (1896–1990), novelist and playwright; writer of 101 Dalmatians; born in Whitefield
- Mark E. Smith, musician and frontman of The Fall; lifelong resident of Prestwich
- John Spencer (1935–2006), snooker player; British champion three times; born in Radcliffe
- Julie Stevens (born 1936), actress; appeared in episodes of TV series The Avengers, Playschool and Playaway; born in Prestwick
- William Sturgeon (1783–1850), physicist and inventor; created the first practical electric motor and electromagnetic solenoid; lived in Prestwich and is buried in St Mary's Cemetery
- Betty Tebbs (1918–2017), trades unionist, peace campaigner, women's rights campaigner
- Thomas Thompson, writer (1880-1951)
- David Trippier (born 1946), Conservative MP for Rossendale, 1979–1983, MP for Rossendale and Darwen, 1983–1992
- Kieran Trippier, (born 1990), international professional footballer.
- Ian Wallace (1946–2007), professional musician; drummer with King Crimson, Don Henley, and Bob Dylan; his first group, the Jaguars, was formed in Bury with school friends
- Walter Whitehead, surgeon; President of the British Medical Association in 1902
- James Wood (1760–1839), mathematician; Dean of Ely Cathedral; born in Holcombe
- John Wood, first settler and founder of Woodbury, New Jersey, USA after fleeing religious persecution
- Victoria Wood CBE (1953–2016), comedian, actress, singer and writer; born in Prestwich
- Jeff Wootton (born 1987), guitarist for Gorillaz, Damon Albarn and Liam Gallagher
- Richard Wroe (1641–1718), Warden of the Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George in Manchester, 1684–1718
- Paul Whitworth (born 1968), professional darts player on the UK Open
- James Worrall (1914–2011), Canadian Olympic Flag-Bearer; former IOC member and president of the Canadian Olympic Committee; Canada's Sports Hall of Fame and Order of Canada recipient.
- Simon Yates (born 1992), cyclist, winner of 2018 Vuelta a Espana
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- BBC. "Black Jackson at the Witchwood". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
- "Profile: Cherie Blair". 19 June 2002 – via news.bbc.co.uk.
- Buxton, Richard (1849). A botanical guide to the flowering plants, ferns, mosses, and algæ, found indigenous within sixteen miles of Manchester. London: Longman and Co. p. III.
- Richmal Crompton biography Archived 2010-12-11 at the Wayback Machine
- Donnelly, James. "Cronshaw, Cecil John Turrell". DNB. OUP. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
He was educated at Bury grammar school and apprenticed for a time to J. H. Leicester at the Manchester chamber of commerce testing house.
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- "About Henry Dunster". henrydunstersociety.com. HDS. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
- Houlding, J. A. "Fawcett, Sir William". DNB. OUP. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
... the boy's education was superintended by his clergyman uncle, the Revd John Lister (1703–1759), at the free school at Bury, Lancashire.
- Money, D. K. "Fawkes, Francis". DNB. OUP. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
He was baptized there on 4 April 1720, and educated at Bury Free School.
- "Manchester Evening News: Listen to Liam Frost's The City Is At A Standstill". 15 February 2007. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
- "Garvey's comfy house in Prestwich". The Guardian. 2 March 2014.
- "David Green(I)". IMDB. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
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- Ginns, Bernard. "It's better to be lucky than good, says new Morrisons chairman Andy Higginson". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
- Hamilton, J. A. "Holker, Sir John". DNB. OUP. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
He was educated at the Bury grammar school, and, though at first intended for the church, was articled to a solicitor
- "School Calendar 1994–5" (PDF). bgsarchive.co.uk. Bury GS. p. 40. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
- Moir, Jan (2005-08-09). "This man is the best cook in Britain". Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-11-14.
- Cash, James (2011) . Where There's a Will, There's a Way!: Or, Science in the Cottage; An Account of the Labours of Naturalists in Humble Life. Cambridge University Press. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-108-03790-7.
- "Imperium Media". Medium. 2016-11-30. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
- "Man Booker Prize for Prestwich writer". Bury Focus. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
- Boase, G. C. "Just, John (1797–1852)". Dictionary of National Biography. OUP. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- John Kay biography Archived 2011-06-04 at the Wayback Machine
- "Myles Kenyon". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2011-03-15.
- Edward Ullendorff; Michael John Petry. "Knox, Sir (Thomas) Malcolm". DNB. OUP. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
Bury grammar school and the Liverpool Institute provided the principal elements of his early education.
- Dyer, Claire (29 September 2004). "Obituary: Allan Levy". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- Montagu Lomax, The Experiences of an Asylum Doctor London: George Allen & Unwin 1921
- BA Towers The management and politics of a public expose: the Prestwich Inquiry 1922 J Social Policy (1984) 13: 41–61
- TW Harding, "Not worth powder and shot." A reappraisal of Montagu Lomax's contribution to mental health reform British Journal of Psychiatry (1990) 156: 180–187
- J Hopton Daily life in a 20th century psychiatric hospital: an oral history of Prestwich Hospital Int Hist Nurs J (1997) 2: 27–39
- J Hopton Prestwich Hospital in the twentieth century: a case study of slow and uneven progress in the development of psychiatric care History of Psychiatry (1999) 10: 349–369
- Leapman, Michael. "Moorhouse, Geoffrey". DNB. OUP. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
Leaving Bury grammar school at eighteen, he was conscripted for national service as a coder in the Royal Navy.
- Gary Neville biography Archived 2012-07-09 at Archive.today
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- "Farewell to brass band legend Roy Newsome". Bury Times. Newsquest (North West) Ltd. 20 October 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
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- "Paul Rose, Labour MP - obituary". Daily Telegraph. 15 Feb 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "School Calendar 1989–90" (PDF). bgsarchive.co.uk. Bury GS. p. 33. Retrieved 2016-11-23.
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- Greenstreet, Rosanna (21 May 2011). "Q&A - Mark E. Smith". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-01-07.
- John Spencer obituary.
- "Who is Kieran Trippier? England and Tottenham defender profiled". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
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- Clayson, Alan (27 April 2007). "Obituary: Ian Wallace". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
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- Sutton, C. W. "Wroe, Richard". DNB. OUP. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
He was educated at Bury grammar school and Jesus College, Cambridge. Entered as a pensioner on 19 June 1658 and a scholar from 19 January 1660, he graduated BA in 1662 and was elected fellow on 23 July 1662.