Did you know Telford has its fair share of famous people ?
Below is a list of some of the top famous people that were born or have lived Telford.
- Len Murray, Baron Murray of Epping Forest OBE, PC (1922 in Hadley – 2004) a British trade union leader and Labour Party politician
- Professor Steve Molyneux (born 1955) education expert, Mayor of Oakengates from 2003-2007, has resided in Telford since 1991.
- Jeremy Corbyn Leader of Labour Party, was raised and educated within the borough of Telford & Wrekin, and was active in The Wrekin constituency Young Socialists and the local Labour Party.
- Kim Hughes (GC) (born 1979) a British Army bomb disposal expert particularly in the Afghanistan conflict, went to Thomas Telford School
- Enoch Tranter (1842 in Old Park – 1910 in Donnington Wood) an English cricketer and coal miner
- Joe Butler (1879 in Dawley Bank – 1941) an English professional football goalkeeper who made 457 appearances
- Sir Gordon Richards (1904 in Donnington Wood – 1986) won a record 26 champion jockey titles, and was the only flat jockey to be knighted
- Ernie Clements (1922 in Hadley – 2006) an English road racing cyclist, frame builder and cycle shop owner
- John Pender (born 1963) a retired English professional footballer with 496 appearances, mainly for Wolves and Burnley, now lives in Telford.
- Ted Hankey (born 1968) professional darts player, resides in Telford
- Richie Woodhall (born 1968) former WBC super middleweight champion boxer, grew up in Woodside, Telford.
- Ricky Balshaw (born 1986) is a British para equestrian rider, competed in the Beijing 2008 Paralympics; lives in Telford
- Tom Carlon (born 1987 in Telford) an English professional ice hockey player
- Josh Crutchley (born 1987) a British professional basketball player, grew up in Telford
- Danny Guthrie (born 1987) professional footballer, attended Thomas Telford School in Telford
- Elliott Bennett (born 1988 in Telford) professional footballer, he grew up in Telford, plays for Blackburn Rovers.
- Kyle Bennett (born 1990 in Telford) an English footballer, plays for Bristol Rovers.
- Mickey Bushell MBE (born 1990) is a Paralympic gold medalist, lives in Telford
- Kelly Edwards (born 1990) a British judoka from Telford
- Connor Goldson (born 1992) professional footballer, attended Thomas Telford School in Telford.
- Raymond Froggatt (born 1941) an English songwriter and singer, lives in Telford
- Stephen Jones (born 1962) an English musician and novelist who fronted Indie Band Babybird
- T’Pau (formed 1986) a British pop group whose members are from Telford (Wellington) and Shrewsbury.
- Cancer (formed in 1988) a death metal band from Ironbridge.
- Wired (active 1995-1998) an Alternative Rock Band, based in Telford
- The Sunshine Underground (years active 2000–2016) an alternative dance band, originally from Telford and Shrewsbury, formed while studying at New College Telford