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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.


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  • 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



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