Great Middletonians

P_Scholes_procJohn_Richmond,_fashion_designer_2010Alan_partridge2In recent times the town has produced several creative people, such as the footballer, Paul Scholes, fashion designer, John Richmond, and actor/comedian, Steve Coogan. Dig deeper and you will find a history of unorthodox creativity and radicalism, people like Edgar Wood, Lydia Becker, Julia Schwabe, George Cayley, Ashton Lever, Frederick Jackson and Samuel Bamford. Dig further still and notable renaissance and medieval individuals appear such as Alexander Nowell, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral and ‘Cardinal’ Langley, Lord Chancellor to three kings.

Below are details about Middleton’s most important historical figures.