People from Duffield

Posted May 4, 2011
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  1. Albert Widdowson

    Albert Widdowson


    Albert Widdowson (31 March 1864 – 28 April 1938) was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire in 1894.

  2. David Skinner (cricketer)

    David Skinner (cricketer)


    David Anthony Skinner (22 March 1920 – 7 January 1998) was an English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire in 1947 and captained the side in 1949.

  3. John Heathcoat

    John Heathcoat


    John Heathcoat (7 August 1783 – 18 January 1861) was an English inventor from Duffield, Derbyshire. During his apprenticeship he made an improvement to the warp-loom, so as to produce mitts of a lace-like appearance. He set up his own business in Nottingham but was forced to move away to Hathern in Leicestershire, and after this new factory was attacked by former Luddites in 1816 he moved the business to Tiverton in Devon where it became most successful and established the Tiverton lace-making industry.

  4. Edith Maude Hull

    Edith Maude Hull


    E. M. Hull (sometimes expanded as Edith M. Hull), was the pseudonym of Edith Maud Hull, née Henderson (16 August 1880 – 11 February 1947), a British writer of romance novels. She is best known for The Sheik, which became an international best seller in 1921. The Sheik is credited with setting off a major and hugely popular revival of the "desert romance" genre of romantic fiction. Hull followed The Sheik with several other novels with desert settings, such as The Shadow of the East, The Desert Healer, and The Sons of the Sheik.

  5. Louis Greatorex

    Louis Greatorex


    Louis Greatorex (born 30 December 1996) is an English actor from Duffield, Derbyshire. His television credits include the BBC1 drama series Last Tango in Halifax, in which he has played Lawrence since 2012.

  6. Geoff Hutt

    Geoff Hutt

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    Geoffrey "Geoff" Hutt (born 28 September 1949) is an English former professional footballer born in Hazelwood, Duffield, Derbyshire, who played as a left back in the Football League for Huddersfield Town, Blackburn Rovers, York City and Halifax Town, and in the Eredivisie for Haarlem.

  7. John Flesher

    John Flesher

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    John Flesher (June 8, 1833 – ? ) was an Ontario merchant and political figure.

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