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Oct 21 2010
1 Karl Pilkington: radio producer and cult celebrity. 10296
2 David Gray (1968–): singer-songwriter who lived in Sale until moving to Wales at age nine. 1862
3 James Prescott Joule (1818–1889): the physicist who developed the first law of thermodynamics moved to Sale in the 1870s for his health and remained there for the rest of his life. 1258
4 L. S. Lowry (1887–1976): painter of urban landscapes born in Stretford.* 1033
5 Darren Campbell (1973–): Olympic gold medallist who was brought up in Sale and represented Sale Harriers. 473
6 Peter Tinniswood (1936–2003): radio and television script-writer who was brought up in Sale. 269
7 Robert Bolt (1924–1995): Oscar winning playwright and screenwriter who was brought up in Sale, well known for adapting Doctor Zhivago and A Man for All Seasons for the screen. 252
8 Terry Christian (born 1963): TV and radio presenter who hosted the Channel 4 youth show The Word 230
9 Dodie Smith (1896–1990): author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians who was born in Whitefield and grew up in Old Trafford; there is a blue plaque on her childhood home at 609 Stretford Road. 213
10 Marc Riley (1959–): radio presenter and former host of the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show who lived in Sale. 187
11 List of people from Greater Manchester 71
12 John Alcock, (1892–1919), the Stretford aviator was the first man to pilot an aeroplane non-stop across the Atlantic in 1919. 69
13 Alison Uttley (1884–1976): prolific author who wrote the Little Grey Rabbit books while living in Bowdon. 61
14 Michael Bishop (1942–): multimillionaire businessman and owner and chairman of British Midland Airways who grew up in Hale and Bowdon. 56
15 Bill Speakman (1927–): recipient of the Victoria Cross in 1951 for service in the Korean War who grew up and lived in Hale. 43
16 Helen Allingham (1848–1926): water colour artist who lived in Altrincham until the age of 14 and was the first woman to be admitted to the Royal Academy Schools 36
17 Cyril Washbrook (1914–1999): England and Lancashire County Cricket Club cricketer who lived in Sale towards the end of his life. 36
18 Stanley Orme (1923–2005): left-wing Member of Parliament, cabinet minister, and Baron Orme, of Salford, who was born in Sale. 34
19 Diane Modahl (1964–): Commonwealth Games gold medalist and Sale Harriers athlete who lived in Sale. 31
20 John Brogden (1798–1869): industrialist involved in the construction of the Manchester, South Junction and Altrincham Railway who lived in Sale from the 1840s and died in the town. 27
21 Lascelles Abercrombie (1881–1938): poet and literary critic who became a lecturer in poetry at the University of Liverpool; he was born in Ashton upon Mersey, an area of Sale. 27
22 Dr Charles White – co-founder of the Manchester Royal Infirmary who lived in Sale and held the remains of Hannah Beswick (the Manchester Mummy). 23
23 William Brooks (1819–1900), the son of Samuel Brooks: benefactor of and land owner in Sale, and also the Member of Parliament for Altrincham. 20
24 Thomas Coward (1867–1933): ornithologist who lived in Bowdon and went to school in Sale. 19
25 John Collier (1708–1786): Urmston-born caricaturist and Lancashire dialect satirical poet, also known by the pseudonym of Tim Bobbin. 16
26 Samuel Brooks (1792–1864): businessman and banker who owned nearly a quarter of the township of Sale. 16
27 Ronald Gow (1897–1993): dramatist and author of Love on the Dole who lived in Altrincham, attending and later teaching at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys. Retrieved on 22 December 2008.</ref> 10
28 William Taylor (1885–1959): first-class cricketer for Worcestershire County Cricket Club, born in Sale. 8
29 Joseph Makinson (1886–1914): first-class cricketer who played for Lancashire County Cricket Club and Cambridge University in the 19th century; lived in Sale towards the end of his life. 6
30 Eric Greenhalgh – first-class cricketer born in Sale who represented Lancashire. < 5
31 William Stanley Houghton (1881–1913): a playwright in the Manchester School of dramatists who was born and raised in Ashton upon Mersey. < 5
32 George Faulkner Armitage – architect who grew up in Altrincham and was mayor of the town. < 5


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