Famous people you (probably) didn’t know were from Calderdale

Who hails from Halifax? Who was born in Brighouse?
Who hails from Halifax? Who was born in Brighouse?

When you think of Calderdale, what comes to the forefront of your mind?

Perhaps it’s Fax playing at the Shay, maybe it’s because of its Mackintosh’s chocolate and toffee.

How about, gruesomly, how Halifax was notorious for its gibbet, an early form of guillotine used to execute criminals, that was last used in 1650?

How about the 18th-century Piece Hall?

It’s unlikely, however, that many of these celebrities and well-known faces come to your mind.

From soap stars to iconic actors, via musicians and writers, we’ve compiled a list, so scroll through and let us know if we’ve missed any.

How many did you know?