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BIOGRAPHIES  Cadogan to Clarke 


Maj Sir Edward Cecil George Cadogan(1880-1962)         Born 15 November 1880 Chelsea, London                      Died 13 September 1962 Marylebone, London              Balliol College Oxford

MP Bolton 1940-1945 (Conservative)                              Deputy Chairman GWR.                                                MP for Reading 1922-23. MP for Finchley 1924-35. Knighted 1939. Major during First World War. Held rank of Pilot Officer in RAF during Second World War.


Anthony Caldwell (1958-)                                              English professional footballer                                          Born 21 March 1958 Salford England.                         He played in the Football League as a forward.                  Bolton Wanderers scored 58 goals in 139 appearances for Bolton Wanderers 1983-1987           


Patricia K Caldwell (1934-)                       

Author                                                                    Born 1934 Bolton                                                        Educated Bolton School; C F Mott (City of Liverpool) Training College, Prescot, Lancashire                                      Writer of school stories including 'Head Girl at Vivians' and 'Prefects at Vivians'.                                                    Daughter of Bolton Evening News sports writer Leslie Caldwell. Taught at Whitecroft Road Secondary Modern School, Bolton.


Norman Brendan Callaghan (1925-)                   

Politician                                                                     Born 1925                                                                  Educated St Gregory's School, Farnworth                         Mayor of Farnworth 1967 (Labour)                             Shop assistant with Hanbury's grocers until 1941 and then worked at Burton's clothing factory.

William Romaine Callender (junior) (1825 – 1876)     

British businessman and Conservative politician.                  Born 1825                                                                 Died 22 Jan 1876  of "rheumatic neuralgia" at St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, aged 51.                                             He was the son of William Romaine Callender of Mauldeth Hall near Manchester and his wife, Hannah Pope of London.                                                                       He entered his father's business as a cotton spinner and merchant in Manchester, eventually taking charge. He expanded the firm by the purchase of that of Sir Thomas Bazley in Bolton- Dean Mill  in 1861.  The company went out of business after his death and the mill was demolished in 1913.


William Walter Cannon (1822-1903)                              Politician                                                                      Born 16 November 1822  Bolton                                 Died 19 June 1903 Hill Cott, Sharples, Bolton.                  Educated Private school           

Mayor of Bolton 1871, 1872 (Conservative)                    Master cotton spinner. Brother-in-law of Richard Stockdale, Mayor of Bolton 1864-66. Criticised in Parliament for his negligent conduct during the so-called Dilke Riot in at the Temperance Hall in Bolton on 30 November 1871 where one man lost his life.                                                   Mayor at the opening of Bolton Town Hall by the Prince of Wales on 5 June 1873 and presided over the subsequent banquet and celebrations. Made Freeman of County Borough of Bolton September 6th, 1899.


James Carlton (1977-)                                                   Actor                                                                          Born 16 November 1977 Bolton.                                    Played PC Steve Crane in 'Heartbeat' (2003-2004). Appeared in 'Emmerdale' as Jason Kirk (1999-2002), 'Mersey Beat' and 'Casualty'.

Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919)                                      Scottish-born American industrialist                                  Born November 25, 1835, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Died August 11, 1919, Lenox, Massachusetts, U.S.

He led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He was also one of the most important philanthropists of his era.                             On September 29, 1910, three new libraries were opened in Bolton, courtesy of the wealthy American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. They were situated in Astley Bridge, Great Lever and Halliwell and they were each donated to the town for the specific use of the communities.

William (Billy) Carr (1904-1975)                 

Racehorse trainer

Born 9 May 1904 Bromley Cross, Bolton                    Died September 1975 Bolton                                           Trained more than 220 winning horses between 1935 and his retirement in 1970.

Peers Lee Carter(1916-2001)           

Diplomat, Soldier and Linguist                                          Born 5 December 1916 Bolton                                       Died February 2001 Haywards Heath, Sussex.         Educated Radley College, Oxfordshire; Christ Church College, Oxford                                                       Studied modern languages. Taught in Germany before WWII. Joined Consular Service 1939 - vice-consul in Amsterdam during German invasion and organised evacuation of British Subjects. Joined Coldstream Guards then assigned to Intelligence Service.                               Worked with Free French forces in Chad, acted as liaison between Generals Leclerc and Montgomery in North Africa. Later parachuted into Yugoslavia to liase with Tito's partisans. Diplomatic postings to Baghdad, New York, Singapore and Geneva after War.                                   British Ambassador to Afghanistan 1968-1972. Later personal translator for several British Prime Ministers. Founded Afghanistan Support Committee to work to help poverty-stricken villages in Afghanistan.


James (Jim) Cartwright (1958-)                                       Playwright                                                              Born 27 June 1958 Farnworth, Bolton.                              Harper Green Secondary Modern School, Farnworth; Central School of Speech & Drama.                         Works include 'Road' and 'The Rise and Fall of Little Voice' Honorary Fellow of the University of Bolton.


Stephen Cartwright (1947-2004)                                    Illustrator.                                                                  Born 28 December 1947 Bolton                                     Died 12 February 2004 Tunbridge Wells, Kent                Educated St Martin's College, London; Royal College of Art.                                                                          Prolific illustrator of more than 150 children's books from the mid-1970s until his death.                                              Trademark was to hide at least one Yellow Duck somewhere in each book for children to find.

John Cassidy (1860-1939)                   


Born 1 January 1860,    Meath, Ireland                            Died 19 July 1939,    Manchester                              Education Manchester School of Art

1893 John Thomasson Relief medallion, Mere Hall gateway, Bolton, Greater Manchester. (Also plaques of Bolton coat of arms)                                                      1898 James Dorrian Stone statue. Bolton, Greater Manchester, Queen's Park Terrace                             1900 Benjamin Dobson Bronze statue. Bolton, Greater Manchester, outside Town Hall. Sketch model exhibited Manchester Academy, 1900 (no. 254)  


Arthur Catherall (1906-1980)                                        Author                                                                      Born 6 February 1906 Bolton                                       Died 6 January 1980 Bolton                                          Prolific writer for children - Published over 100 books and 1000 short stories under various names and wrote Scouting column in the Bolton Evening News as 'The Robin'.      Wrote well and authentically from first-hand knowledge.


Patrick Caulfield (1936-2005)     

Painter                                                                        Born 29 January 1936 Acton, London                              Born 29 September 2005 London                                    St Joseph's RC Primary School, Halliwell, Bolton; Chelsea School of Art; Royal College of Art, London. Both his parents came from Bolton and he was evacuated to Bolton to live with an aunt during the Second World War.               Major figure in English post war art. Member of Royal Academy 1993. CBE 1996.


Katy Cavanagh (1973-)                                                Actress                                                                        Born 12 December 1973 North Shields, Northumberland    Educated Canon Slade School, Bolton; RADA                  Appeared in 'Dalziel & Pascoe', 'Cops'.                          Played Julie Carp in 'Coronation Street'.


Joe Cawley                                                                  Bolton                                                                         Travel Writer                                                             Published 'More Ketchup Than Salsa: Confessions of a Tenerife Barman' in 2006 - which won the British Guild of Travel Writers Award for the Best Narrative Book in 2007.   Moved to Tenerife to take over a bar after working on Bolton Fish Market.

James Chadwick                                                           James Chadwick & Bros Ltd, cotton manufacturers, Bolton, England was formed in 1893 and was doing business in New York, USA and Montreal, Canada.                         In 1896, J & P Coats, thread manufacturers, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, amalgamated with  Clark & Co Ltd, thread manufacturers; Paisley, its American associates;  Jonas Brook & Bros Ltd, thread manufacturers, Meltham Mills, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England; and James Chadwick & Bros Ltd to form the enlarged firm of  J & P Coats Ltd, with a market value of around £22 million, and approximately 25,000 shareholders. Each company maintained its identity with the preservation of the names and trademarks which were used for the particular market with which they were associated. In 1917, The Clark Thread Co, thread manufacturers, Newark, New Jersey, USA, purchased the American business of James Chadwick & Bros Ltd.  United Thread Mills Ltd, thread manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland, was incorporated in March 1931 and almost immediately entered into agreements with J & P Coats Ltd, Clark & Co Ltd, Jonas Brook & Bros and James Chadwick & Bros for United Thread Mills Ltd to purchase properties from them. The companies continued to operate in their mills, but as a branch of United Thread Mills Ltd. In 2012, James Chadwick & Sons Ltd was still a registered company.


Dr Samuel Taylor Chadwick (1809-1876)                        Doctor, Politician and Philanthropist.                                  Born 1809 Newcroft House, Urmston, Lancashire.        

Died 3 May 1876 Peel House, Southport, Lancashire.        University of Edinburgh                                                  Established Eye and Ear Institution on Bradshawgate (Squint Alley) - Conservative councillor 1858-1861.                Gave £22000 for an orphanage in the Haulgh and Model Dwellings for Working Men in Peabody Street - also £5000 for the infirmary and £5000 for a museum in Queen's Park.  Statue of Chadwick erected to left of Town Hall in Victoria Square in 1873 - unusually while he was still alive.


Justin Paul Chadwick (1968-)           

Television and Film Director and Actor                               Born December 1968 Manchester, Lancashire.                Educated Ladybridge CP School, Bolton; Turton High School; Leicester Polytechnic.                                           Began career as a character actor in film and TV series such as 'Heartbeat' and 'The Bill' before concentrating on directing.                                                                      Was nominated for a BAFTA award in 2006 for directing the BBC TV adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'Bleak House' which also won the award that year for best drama series. He was also nominated for an Emmy award for directing the same series.                                                              Other TV directing credits include 'Spooks' and 'Byker Grove' while his feature film debut was with 'The Other Boleyn Girl' in 2008.


Mike Chadwick (1962-)                                              Broadcaster and DJ                                                  Born 15 March 1962 Bolton                                         Educated Bank Top Primary School; Deane School; Altrincham Grammar School; North London Polytechnic.        DJ on Smooth FM Radio - has also worked for KFM, Sunset Radio and Jazz FM. Specialises in Funk, Jazz, Latin and R&B music.                                                         Touring DJ, manager of Afro-Cuban Percussionist Snowboy, sometime co-owner of Decoy Records in Manchester and fanatical Bolton Wanderers fan.

Jeffrey George Chandler (1959-)                                     Professional footballer.                                                    Born 19 June 1959 Hammersmith, England.     

Scored 36 goals in 157 appearances for Bolton Wanderers 1981-1985

The Charlatans                                                         The Charlatans played the Crown and Cushion in Bolton 20  Feb 1990

King Charles III (1948-)

He visited Bolton on 20 Jan 2023

Donald Geoffrey Charlton (1925-1995) 

Scholar of French literature                                              Born 8 April 1925 Haslam Maternity Home, Heaton, Bolton                                                                      Died 22 Dec 1995 Tenerife.                               Educated at Bolton School                                          Appointed the first Professor of French at Warwick University in 1964, remaining there until his retirement in 1989.     


Mark Charnock (1968-)                                                  Actor                                                                         Born 1968 Bolton                                                         Educated Canon Slade School; Hull University; Webber Douglas Academy, London.                                    Played Marlon Dingle in TV soap 'Emmerdale' and Brother Oswin in 'Cadfael'.


Samuel Chatwood (1833- 1909)                       

Industrialist and Banker's Engineer.                       

Born 27 September 1833 Edenfield, Bury, Lancashire         Died 22 December 1909.                                             Manufacturer of safes in Bolton and lived at 14 Wentworth Street, Little Bolton.                                                    Set up foundry at Bark Street and leased Vulcan Foundry in Foundry Street, Bolton.


Frank Cheadle (1885-1940)            

Politician.                                                                  Born 15 February 1885 241 Bridgeman Street, Bolton.      

Died 15 September 1940 Hereford, Herefordshire.      Educated Clarendon Street School, Bolton; Bolton Municipal Secondary School.                                                        Mayor of Bolton 1928.                                                  Cabinet maker and house furnisher. Cheadle Square in Bolton named in his memory in 1947.                          Lived at Overdale, Chorley New Road, Heaton and had a library of over 2000 books.

Humphrey Chetham (1580 -1653)                                  English textile merchant, financier, and philanthropist.          Born on 10 July 1580 in Crumpsall: the son of Henry Chetham – a successful Manchester merchant who lived in Crumpsall Hall – and his wife Jane,                                  He bought Turton Tower in Chapeltown, Bolton, from William Orrell in 1628.


David Childs (1933-)                                                    Academic and writer                                                     Born 1933 Bolton                                                          Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton; Wigan & District Mining & Technical College; LSE; University of Hamburg; University of London.                                                       Son of John Arthur Childs, Mayor of Bolton 1962-3 qv.   Emeritus Professor of Politics University of Nottingham. Leading authority on the political history of Germany, particularly before Unification.


John Arthur Childs (1899-)             

Politician                                                                    Born 9 April 1899 Howell Croft South, Bolton                    Died 6 January 1965 Bolton District General Hospital, Farnworth                                                            Mayor of Bolton 1962 (Labour)                                       Worked at Walker's Tannery and then as Caretaker at Bolton Trustee Savings Bank (where he lived in a flat above the Bank) for 25 years from 1939 until retiring in September 1964 .                                                                    Father of David Childs qv , Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham.

Clive Christian (1951-)                                                   Businessman                                                                Born Jul 1951                                                             Chairman of Clive Christian Furniture Limited

Alan Ellis Clarke (1931-1979)                    

Politician                                                                      Born 9 June 1931 Bolton.                                               Died 19 December 1979 Smithills, Bolton              Educated Bolton School.                                                Mayor of Bolton 1972 (Labour)                                      Co-owner of Percival's Catering firm in Bolton and co-founder of Smithills Coaching House with his triplet brother Donald Stewart Clarke, Mayor of Bolton 1976-77 qv.


Alfred Ferrier Clarke (1865-1935)                                   Cricketer                                                                    Born 12 August 1865 Farnworth, Bolton                          Died 12 June 1935 Hastings, Sussex                               Batsman and wicket-keeper - played for Surrey 1890-1892.


Charles Allen Clarke (1863-1935).                                  Author and Dialect Writer                                          Born 28 February 1863 Parrot Street, Bolton.                  Died 12 December 1935 St Ives Avenue, Blackpool, Lancashire.                                                                  Educated St Matthew's School; Hulton Street School, Bolton. 1891 founded 'The Labour Light' - 1st Labour movement journal in Lancashire - not a success "the masses don't seem to want uplifting" - then established 'The Bolton Trotter' a weekly comic paper. Also wrote as 'Teddy Ashton'. 1896 Teddy Ashton's Journal - weekly then Annual - novel 'The Lass at the Man and Scythe (aka John O' God's Sending)' about English Civil War in Bolton.                                     Sometime Editor of the Blackpool Echo - had an exposure of the half-time system translated into Russian by Tolstoy and published in Russia. Brother of Thomas Clarke qv.


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