List of South Shields people

This is a list of famous people who were either born in, or have lived in, the town of South Shields, Tyne & Wear, in the UK. It includes current and historical residents.

* Richard Wallace Annand (1914–2004) First Victoria Cross recipient of the Second World War [ [http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/codurham.htm Burial location of Victoria Cross recipient Richard Wallace Annand] ]

* John Barbour (1849–1918) Clothier, inventor and manufacturer of the Barbour jacket [ [http://www.barbour.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.view&CategoryID=2&ContentID=36 J. Barbour & Sons corporate history web page] , retrieved December 15, 2006.]

* Sam Bartram (1914–1981) Goalkeeper for Charlton Athletic 1934-1956 [ Mitchell, K., [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/sport/story/0,6903,539003,00.html "Grave indifference", The Observer, London, August 19, 2001] , retrieved December 15, 2006.]

* Billy Blyton, Baron Blyton (1899–1987) of South Shields, Labour Party politician [ThePeerage.com, [http://www.thepeerage.com/p19100.htm Peerage of Britain genealogical web site, page 19100] , retrieved December 16, 2006.]
* Elinor Brent-Dyer (1894–1969) Author of the Chalet School stories [The New Chalet Club web site, [http://www.newchaletclub.co.uk/ebd_faq/ebdfaq_ebd-short_biog.htm Elinor Brent-Dyer biography web page] , retrieved December 16, 2006.]

* Phil Brown (born 1959) Former footballer, currently manager of Hull City AFC.

* Jack Brymer (1915–2003) Eminent classical clarinetist [June Emerson, [http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/obituary/0,12723,1044498,00.html "Obituary: Jack Brymer", The Guardian, London, September 18, 2003] , retrieved December 16, 2006.]

* Albert Burdon (1900–1981) Actor, Comedian [Internet Movie Database, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0121002/ Albert Burdon page] , retrieved December 16, 2006.]

* John Chambers Artist

* Robert Colls Professor of English history at the University of Leicester

* Chris Cook (born 1979) Olympic and Commonwealth swimmer [http://melbourne2006.com.au/Participants/Participants?ID=104200 Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games web site, Christopher Cook biography] , retrieved December 17, 2006]

* Ron Cook (born 1948) British television and theatre actor [Internet Movie Database, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0177267/ Ron Cook page] , retrieved December 17, 2006.]

* Catherine Cookson (1906–1998) Best-selling novelist [Internet Movie Database, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0177541/ Catherine Cookson page] , retrieved December 17, 2006.]

* Craig Conway (1975) Actor starred in Our Friends in the North. [cite news
last = Myles-Kelly
first = Paul
coauthors =
title = GNR will be a home run for Craig
work =
pages =
language =
publisher = South Shields Gazette
date = 2008-07-02
url = http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/GNR-will-be-a-home.4245898.jp
accessdate = 2008-07-06
]

* Warney Cresswell England footballer who played for Sunderland and Everton [Sunderland Football Club [http://www.a-love-supreme.com/100%20greatest/50-41.htm "Greatest 100" web page] , A-Love-Supreme Fanzine web site, retrieved on December 17, 2006.]

* Corbett Cresswell, Winner of the FA Amateur Cup three times with Bishop Auckland FCFact|date=February 2007

* William Downey With his brother, pioneer photographer; royal photographers to Queen Victoria [Newcastle Arts Centre, [http://www.newcastle-arts-centre.co.uk/05%20william_downey_photographs.htm Biography and Photographs of William Downey] , retrieved on December 18, 2006.]

* John Erickson (1929–2002) Professor of Politics at Edinburgh. NATO adviser [cite web
title = John Erickson biography page
work = Alan Myers Literary Guide
publisher = year = 2004
url = http://www.myersnorth.co.uk
accessdate = 2006-12-19
]

* Ernest Farrar (1885–1918) Organist, Composer [cite web
title = The Story of Ernest Farrar
work = Christ Church Music Page
publisher = Christ Church - High Harrogate
url = http://www.church-square.co.uk/Music/Story%20of%20Ernest%20Farrar.htm
accessdate = 2006-12-19
]

* Sir William Fox (1812–1893) four times Prime Minister of New Zealand [cite web
last = McLintock
first = A. H.
coauthors = Morrell, W. P.
title = FOX, Sir William
work = An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand
publisher = New Zealand Ministry for Culture & Heritage
year = 1966
url = http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/F/FoxSirWilliam/FoxSirWilliam/en
accessdate = 2006-12-20
]

* Robert Glover (1815–1859) Anaesthetist

* Sheila Graber Animator, born South Shields [cite web
url= http://www.graber-miller.com/worldofsg/SGmovies.pdf
title=The World of Sheila Graber
quote=with understanding the River Tyne
date=2004-03-02
accessdate=2007-11-17|format=PDF
] , made an outstanding animation about the river Tyne [cite video
people = Graber, Dobson
date2 =
month2 =
year2 = 1980
date=2007-12-06
title = My River Tyne
url = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1TfUzr94ZQ
format =
medium =
publisher = Sheila Graber
location =
accessdate =2007-12-23
accessmonth=
accessyear =
time =
id =
isbn =
oclc =
quote = Animates the History of the river on which I lived from source in Scotland to the Mouth at South Shields. Also weaves in a bit of my own family connections with the river - on which my Dad was Pilot Master .
]

* John Gray (born 1948) Professor of European Thought at the LSE in London. [cite news
first = Andrew
last = Brown
title = The contrarian
url = http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/politicsphilosophyandsociety/story/0,,1656386,00.html
work = The Guardian
date = 2005-12-03
accessdate = 2006-12-20
]

* Harold Heslop (1898–1983) Trade unionist and writer [cite web
title = Harold Heslop biography page
work = Alan Myers Literary Guide
publisher =
year = 2004
url = http://www.myersnorth.co.uk
accessdate = 2006-12-20
]

* Phil Holmes (born 1972) UK Radio Presenter. Worked on over a dozen UK stations, including Metro Radio, Sun FM & Magic 1152.

* Eric Idle Part of the Monty Python team [Internet Movie Database, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001385/ Eric Idle page] , retrieved December 16, 2006.]

* George Irving (born 1954) Actor in films and TV. (Anton Meyer in "Holby City"). [Internet Movie Database, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0410272/ George Irving (II) page] , retrieved December 19, 2006.]

* Arnold Josephs (1890–1984) Cup Final and International soccer referee. [cite web
title = Harold Heslop biography page
work = Alan Myers Project - Famous People: The North-East
publisher = The British Library
year = 2004
url = http://www.myersnorth.co.uk
accessdate = 2006-12-20
]

*Leo Kinlen - Professor of Epidemiology at Oxford.

* Alex Kapranos Singer in the group Franz Ferdinand (band) [Citation
last =Kapranos
first =Alex
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =In grandmother's footsteps
newspaper =The Guardian
quote = The only real difference is that my Geordie grandmother doesn't garnish her pease pudding with garlic and olive oil.
pages =
year =2005
date =2005-12-02
url =http://www.guardian.co.uk/food/story/0,,1655966,00.html
]

* John Simpson Kirkpatrick (1892–1915) Hero of the Gallipoli campaign in WWI [cite web
url= http://www.anzacday.org.au/spirit/hero/chp00.html
title=Not Only A Hero, An Illustrated Life of Simpson, the Man with the Donkey
accessdate=2007-11-05
] [cite web
url=http://www.anzacday.org.au/spirit/hero/chp01.html
title=Not Only A Hero, Tyneside
accessdate=2007-11-05
] [cite web
url=http://www.anzacday.org.au/spirit/hero/chp02.html
title=Not Only A Hero, Jack in Australia
accessdate=2007-11-05
] [cite web
url=http://www.anzacday.org.au/spirit/hero/chp03.html
title=Not Only A Hero, Training
accessdate=2007-11-05
] [cite web
url= http://www.anzacday.org.au/spirit/hero/chp04.html
title=Not Only A Hero, The Landing
accessdate=2007-11-05
] [cite web
url= http://www.anzacday.org.au/spirit/hero/chp05.html
title=Not Only A Hero, The Donkey
accessdate=2007-11-05
] [cite web
url= http://www.anzacday.org.au/spirit/hero/chp06.html
title=Not Only A Hero, The Clown Prince
accessdate=2007-11-05
] [cite web
url= http://www.anzacday.org.au/spirit/hero/chp07.html
title=Not Only A Hero, Anzac Cove
accessdate=2007-11-05
] [cite web
url= http://www.anzacday.org.au/spirit/hero/chp08.html
title=Not Only A Hero, May 19th
accessdate=2007-11-05
] [cite web
url= http://www.anzacday.org.au/spirit/hero/chp09.html
title=Not Only A Hero, Monuments to Jack Simpson
accessdate=2007-11-05
] [cite web
title = Men of ANZAC -John Simpson Kirkpatrick
work = ANZAC House Youth Hostel web site
publisher = Hassle Free Tourism and Travel Agency
date = 2005-10-14
url = http://www.anzachouse.com/simpson.shtml
accessdate = 2006-23-20
] .

* James Kirkup (born 1918) Poet [cite web
title = James Kirkup bio page
publisher = Brindin Press
url = http://www.brindin.com/biogjk.htm
accessdate = 2006-12-20
]

* Barry MacSweeney (1948–2000) Poet [cite web
last = Arkwright
first = Helen
title = The Barry MacSweeney Collection
work = The School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
publisher = Newcastle University
year = 2004
url = http://www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/research/literature/macsweeney/
accessdate = 2006-12-22
]

* Avro Manhattan (1914–1990) Writer [cite web
title = Baron Avro Manhattan
work = Alan Myers Literary Guide
publisher =
year = 2004
url = http://www.myersnorth.co.uk
accessdate = 2006-12-21
]

* Dale Meeks Actor from "Emmerdale" (Simon Meredith) [Internet Movie Database, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0576137/ Dale Meeks page] , retrieved December 19, 2006.]

* James Mitchell (1926–2002) TV script writer - "Callan", "The Advengers", etc. [Internet Movie Database, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1250448/ James Mitchell (VI) page] , retrieved December 19, 2006.]

* Stanley Mortensen (1921–1991) International footballer [cite web
title = Stanley Mortensen - Player Profile
work = Football-England.Com
year = 2005
url = http://www.football-england.com/Stanley_Mortensen.html
accessdate = 2006-12-20
]

* Alan Myers (born 1933) Literary Translator.

*Robert Olley born South Shields, painter of the Westoe [Citation
last =
first =
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Famed Geordie netty is museum attraction
newspaper =The Northern Echo
pages =
year =2007
date =2007-03-31
url =http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/topstories/display.var.1299982.0.famed_geordie_netty_is_museum_attraction.php
] [Citation
last =Wainwright
first =Martin
author-link =
last2 =
first2 =
author2-link =
title =Urinal finds museum home
newspaper =The Guardian
pages =
year =2007
date =2007-04-04
url =http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/news/story/0,,2049601,00.html
]

* Charles Mark Palmer (1822–1907) Ship builder and Liberal Member of Parliament [cite encyclopedia
title = Charles Mark Palmer
encyclopedia = Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition
volume = 20
pages = 644
publisher = Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
year = 1911
id = New York
accessdate =
]

* Nick Pickering (born 1963) former Sunderland F.C. player, won the FA Cup with Coventry City F.C. in 1987.

* Dame Flora Robson (1902–1984) Actress [Internet Movie Database, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0733460/ Flora Robson page] , retrieved December 19, 2006.]

* Henry Howey Robson (1894–1964) Recipient of the Victoria Cross [cite web
last = Askin
first = Alfred J.
title = List of Victoria Cross Holders
publisher = Victoria Cross Research
year = 2000
url = http://www.victoriacross.co.uk/list_r.html
accessdate =
]

* Claire Rutter Operatic soprano [cite web
title = Clair Rutter biography
work =
publisher = Intermusica Agency
year = 2006
url = http://www.intermusica.co.uk/artists/soprano/claire-rutter/biography
accessdate = 2006-12-22
]

* Dorothy Samuelson-Sandvid, also know as 'Dorfy,' born South Shields, a Geordie dialect writer and author of 'A Basinful O' Geordie' [cite web
title = Dorfy
url = http://web.archive.org/web/20030413133406/http://website.lineone.net/~d.ord/Dorphy.htm
accessdate = 2007-11-04
]
* Francis Scarfe (1911–1986) Poet and critic [cite web
title = Francis Scarfe biography page
work = Alan Myers Literary Guide
publisher =
year = 2004
url = http://www.myersnorth.co.uk
accessdate = 2006-12-21
]

* Sir Ridley Scott (born 1937) Film director and producer [Internet Movie Database, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000631/ Ridley Scott page] , retrieved December 15, 2006.]

* Ernest Thompson Seton (1860–1946) Naturalist, writer and Chief Scout of the Boy Scouts of America [cite web
last = Barber
first = Dee Seton
title = A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF ERNEST THOMPSON SETON
work = Ernest Thompson Seton: His Life and Legacies
publisher = Ernest Thompson Seton Institute
url = http://www.etsetoninstitute.org/BIOBYDEE.HTM
accessdate = 2006-12-21
]

* Eileen O'Shaughnessy Wife of George Orwell [cite web
last = Taylor
first = D. J.
title = Another piece of the puzzle
work = Guardian Review
publisher = Guardian News and Media Limited
date = 2005-12-10
url = http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,12084,1662798,00.html
accessdate = 2006-12-22
]

* Steve Simonsen (born 1979) Footballer [cite web
title = Steve Simonsen football data
work = soccorbase.com
publisher = Mirror Group PLC
year = 2006
url = http://www.soccerbase.com/players_details.sd?playerid=10723
accessdate = 2006-12-22
]
* Alison Smithson - Co founder with husband Peter Smithson of New Brutalism movement in architecture
* Kathy Stobart (born 1936) Jazz saxophonist [cite web
last = Plater
first = Alan
title = Swing out sisters
work = The Guardian
publisher = Guardian News and Media Limited
date = 2004-04-15
url = http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,1192032,00.html
accessdate = 2006-12-22
]

* Andrew Stoddart (1864–1915) Captain of England at rugby and cricket [cite web
title = Andrew Stoddart statistics page
work = CricketArchive
year = 2003
url = http://www.cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/0/106/106.html
accessdate = 2006-12-23
]

* George Stout (1860–1944) Philosopher [cite web
last =
first =
authorlink =
coauthors =
title = George Stout biography page
work = Alan Myers Project - Famous People: The North-East
publisher = The British Library
year = 2004
url = http://www.myersnoorth.co.uk
accessdate = 2006-12-23
]

* Ginger (born David Walls, 1964) founding member of the The Wildhearts a hard rock and Punk rock band; had success in the mid 90’s [cite web
title = The Wildhearts Website
work = Music
url = http://www.thewildhearts.com
accessdate = 2007-10-20
]

* Sir Frank Williams (born 1942) Formula One team owner [cite web
title = Frank Williams Interview
work = F1 Racing News
publisher = F1Racing.net
date = 2003-01-31
url = http://www.f1racing.nl/en/news.php?newsID=41690
accessdate = 2006-12-23
]

*John Matthias Wilson Philosopher and Head of Corpus Christi College, Oxford

*Edward Wilson Television actor (Billy Seaton in 'When the Boat Comes in') and director of the National Youth Theatre 1987-2004. [cite news
last = Harrington
first = Illtyd
coauthors =
title = Edward Wilson
work =
pages =
language =
publisher = The Guardian
date = 2008-02-08
url = http://arts.guardian.co.uk/theatre/obituary/0,,2254668,00.html
accessdate = 2008-07-17
]

* John Woodvine (born 1929) RSC actor [Internet Movie Database, [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0940892/ John Woodvine page] , retrieved December 20, 2006.]

* William Wouldhave (1751–1821) Inventor of the first functional lifeboat [cite web
title = William Wouldhave biography page
work = Alan Myers Project - Famous People: The North-East
publisher = The British Library
year = 2004
url = http://www.myersnorth.co.uk
accessdate = 2006-12-21
]

* Lord Wright of Durley (1869–1964) Lord of Appeal [cite web
title = Lord Wright of Durley biography page
work = Alan Myers Project - Famous People: The North-East
publisher = The British Library
year = 2004
url = http://www.myersnorth.co.uk
accessdate = 2006-12-21
]

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