Bill Peascod, a distinguished painter and a leading light
in the development of Lakeland climbing.
Beatty, England international and Ipswich footballer.
Thompson, England international and Liverpool footballer.
Chris Bonington, climber and explorer
Lee Brennan, singer with the pop group 911
Stan Laurel, Ulverston born film comedian
Beatrix Potter, writer of children's tales and farmer
Donald Campbell, world record breaker
Postman Pat, animated creation of John Cunliffe
John Ruskin, poet, writer and conservationist
William Wordworth, writer and Poet Laureate
Fletcher Christian, of the Bounty mutiny
Henry Ismay, founder of the White Star Line
George Romney, artist
Dr Bill Rollinson, a Barrovian and leading historical
geographer on Cumbria
James Ramsden, founding father of Barrow
Norman Nicholson, Millom poet
Sir John Barrow, explorer and first Sea Lord who helped
Alfred Wainwright, author and fell walker
Troy Donockley, Workington born musician.
Rev. Fearon Fallows, Cockermouth, founded the Royal
Observatory at the Cape of Good Hope
Catherine Parr, Kendal born last wife of Henry VIII
Margaret Forster, Carlisle author
Hunter Davies, Carlisle author
Melvyn Bragg, Wigton born writer and presenter
Jonathan Swift, writer of Gullivers Travels purportedly
born in Whithaven.
Rev William Gilpin, writer of Observations on Cumberland
and Westmorland, 1786
Maddy Prior, folk musician and singer with Steel-eye
Ken Russell, film maker with a penchant for making
films in Cumbria
William Whitelaw, Home Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister
Sedgwick, father of modern geology, grew up in Dent.
John Basil Budden, author, race commentator and journalist.
John Paul Jones, Commander in the American Navy, sailed
ships out of Whitehaven and inved there in 1778!
Birkett of Ulverston, lawyer, MP and Judge at the Nuremburg
Ninian, Bringer of Chrisianity to the Borders and probably
born in north Cumbria, near the Solway.
Ford, Cumbrian born newsreader
Robert Southey, Poet Laureate and Keswick resident
for 40 years
Taylor Coleridge, Poet, writer, Keswick resident and first
recorded solo rock climb
Thomas de Quincey, writer of Confessions of an English
Jimmy Glass, 'saviour' of Carlisle United in the 1998-99
John Peel, Cumbrian huntsman
Dalton, noted scientist and father of the Atomic Theory
Arthur Ransome, writer of Swallows and Amazons
Mike Figgis, film maker who spent his childhood in
The Emperor Hadrian, wall builder
Stella Rimmington, former director of MI5, raised in
W G Collingwood, artist, writer and antiquarian and
founder of the Lake Artists Society
Canon Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley, founder of the National
Emlyn Hughes, Barrow born footballer
Francis Dunnery, Egremont born musician, lead singer
and guitarist with 'It Bites'.
Carl Stonehewer, Speedway champion for Workington Comets
William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65) - Sweet
John 'Iron Mad' Wilkinson, improved the cannon, made
the first iron barge
Charlotte Mason, founder of the 'House of Education'
Eddie Stobart, Businessman, haulier and entrepreneur
Percy Kelly, Artist from Great Broughton
Lord Jack Adams, miner and politician
Lady Anne Clifford, 16th Century restorer of castles,
churches and almshouses
Chris Balderstone, footballer and first class cricketer
Jancis Robinson, Cumbrian born writer, broadcaster
and wine expert.