People from Ardwick

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  1. Johnny Marr

    Johnny Marr


    Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher; 31 October 1963) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He was co-songwriter – with Morrissey – and, from 1982–1987, guitarist of The Smiths, an English rock band formed in Manchester. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Q magazine's Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that the Smiths were "the most influential British guitar group of the decade" and the "first indie outsiders to achieve mainstream success on their own terms". The NME named The Smiths the "most influential artist ever" in a 2002 poll, even topping The Beatles.

  2. William Tarmey

    William Tarmey


    Bill Tarmey (born William Piddington; 4 April 1941 – 9 November 2012) was an English actor, singer and author, best known for playing Jack Duckworth in the soap opera Coronation Street. First appearing in the role in November 1979, he played it continuously from 1981 to 2010.

  3. John E. Blakeley

    John E. Blakeley


    John E. Blakeley (1 October 1888 – 20 February 1958) was a British film producer, director and screenwriter, the founder of Mancunian Films.

  4. Ellen Wilkinson

    Ellen Wilkinson


    Ellen Cicely Wilkinson PC (8 October 1891 – 6 February 1947) was a British Labour Party politician who served as Minister of Education from July 1945 until her death. As the Member of Parliament (MP) for Jarrow, she became a national figure when, in 1936, she figured prominently in the Jarrow March of the town's unemployed to London, to petition for the right to work. Although unsuccessful at the time, the march provided an iconic image for the 1930s, and helped to form post-Second World War attitudes to unemployment and social justice.

  5. Alan Buckley (rugby league)

    Alan Buckley (rugby league)


    Alan Buckley (23 October 1941 – 12 March 2008 (aged 66)) born in Ardwick, Manchester, was an English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, '60s and '70s, playing club level rugby union for Broughton Park F.C., and playing representative level rugby league for Great Britain, and England and at club level for Swinton, as a Left-Centre, i.e. number 4. Buckley joined "the Lions" from Broughton Park F.C. near the end of the 1950s and was virtually an overnight sensation at Station Road tearing through opposition defences with his blistering pace and determined running, he died in Walkden, near Manchester.

  6. William Houldsworth

    William Houldsworth


    Sir William Henry Houldsworth, 1st Baronet (born Ardwick, Manchester 20 August 1834, died Kilmarnock 18 April 1917) was a mill-owner in Reddish, Stockport. He was Conservative MP for Manchester North West from 1883 to 1906, and sometime chairman of the Fine Cotton Spinners' Association. He was made a baronet in 1887.

  7. Alfred Henry Scott (British politician)

    Alfred Henry Scott (British politician)


    Alfred Henry Scott (24 June 1868 – 17 July 1939) was a British Liberal politician.

  8. John Howard Nodal

    John Howard Nodal


    John Howard Nodal (1831–1909) was an English journalist and writer on dialect.

  9. Herbert Shutt

    Herbert Shutt


    Herbert Shutt (3 September 1879 – 19 November 1922) was an English cricketer.

  10. Tom Booth

    Tom Booth


    Thomas Edward "Tom" Booth (25 April 1874 – 7 September 1939) was an English footballer who played at centre-half for Blackburn Rovers and Everton. He also made two appearances for England in March 1898 and April 1903.

  11. Stephen Bradbury (painter)

    Stephen Bradbury (painter)


    Stephen Bradbury (born 1954) is a British artist and illustrator, illustrating science fiction and fantasy novels for over 20 years.

  12. Samuel Richard Davies

    Samuel Richard Davies

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    Samuel Richard Davies (9 November 1867 – 17 February 1907) was an English professional footballer, who played as a striker. In 1899, he was, along with Herbert Kilpin, one of the charter members of Italian club A.C. Milan, originally named Milan Foot-Ball and Cricket Club. His son Carlo has been a footballer too.

  13. John Summers (RAF officer)

    John Summers (RAF officer)


    Captain John Kenneth Summers (born 22 December 1894, date of death unknown) was a World War I flying ace credited with eight aerial victories.

  14. Joe Heathcote

    Joe Heathcote


    Joseph Heathcote (born January 1878 - unknown) was an English footballer. His regular position was as a forward. He was born in Ardwick, Manchester. He played for Berry's Association and Manchester United.

  15. Joe Brown

    Joe Brown

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    Joseph Brown, usually Joe Brown, CBE (born 26 September 1930) is an English climber, born the seventh and last child of a family in Ardwick, Manchester, England. Brown was the first in his family to climb: aged 12, he began exploring from camp sites with his friends. They used discarded clothes lines that were not fit for purpose. Brown was employed by a company called Archies, where he was apprenticed to a plumber and general builder. He became famous for climbing during the 1950s, and was a member of the Valkyrie Climbing Club and founding member of the Rock and Ice climbing club. An early climbing partner was Don Whillans, a fellow Mancunian. They were among the first of a new breed of post-war climbers from working class backgrounds, in contrast to the upper and middle class professionals who had dominated the sport up to the Second World War.

  16. Harold Walden

    Harold Walden

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    Harold Adrian Walden (10 October 1887, Umballa, India – 2 December 1955, Leeds) was an English amateur football player who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

  17. Edward Brotherton, 1st Baron Brotherton

    Edward Brotherton, 1st Baron Brotherton

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    Edward Allen Brotherton, 1st Baron Brotherton (1 April 1856 – 21 October 1930), known as Sir Edward Brotherton, Bt, between 1918 and 1929, was an industrialist in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England and a benefactor to the University of Leeds and other causes. He was also a Conservative Party politician, and sat in the House of Commons between 1902 and 1922.

  18. Alfred Ambler

    Alfred Ambler


    Alfred Ambler (born 1 July 1879) was an English footballer. His regular position was at half back. He was born in Ardwick, Manchester. He played for Manchester United, Hyde United, and Colne.

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