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Richard Hermon Crook (1883-1969)


Born 1883 Birkdale, Southport the son of John Crook, merchant and stockbroker, and a member of a well-known Bolton family.

Died 9 Feb 1969 Dockway Cottage, Grasmere, Westmorland.

Crook’s only work for William Lever involved alterations to the Bungalow at Rivington including the ballroom of 1922-1925. 

Thomas Mewburn Crook (1869-1949)                                                  Born 4 December 1869 Tonge Moor, Bolton                                       Died January 1949 London                                                                 Educated Bolton Church Institute; Xaverian Collegiate Institute Manchester; Manchester School of Technology                                                        Sculptor                                                                                           Chairman British Empire Society of Arts.


Dr Henry Cherney Denison Cross (1883-1944)                                       Doctor and Politician                                                                         Born 1883 Trinidad?, West Indies                                                        Died 1944 Sheffield, Yorkshire                                                             University of Edinburgh                                                                       Bolton's first black councillor. Represented East Ward as a Conservative between 1921 and 1927.  Was a physician and surgeon in Bolton at 74-76 Cooper Street and lived at 84 Chorley New Road.


John Kynaston Cross (1832-1887)                                                        Born 13 October 1832 Bolton                                                           Died 20 March 1887 Heaton, Bolton                                                  Educated Rugby; Trinity College, Cambridge                                       MP Bolton 1874-1885 (Liberal)                                                         Bolton town councillor 1868-9 and magistrate. CounUnder-Secretary for India 1883 - salary £1500. Partner in the firm of John Cross & Sons, cotton spinners, afterwards being connected with Crosses & Winkworth Ltd., Rosehill and Gilnow and Crewdson, Crosses & Co., Ltd., Lever Street, Bolton.                                                                                          He suffered from diabetes - which was at that time untreatable - and became increasingly depressed, eventually committing suicide by hanging himself from a wardrobe with fishing thread.


Thomas Cullen (1782-1859)                                                               Politician                                                                                         Born 1782 Ireland                                                                             Died 13 July 1859 West Cottage, Bolton                                         Mayor of Bolton 1841 (Liberal)                                                      Master cotton spinner - proprietor of Bow Street Mill. He also owned a great deal of property around Deansgate and Acresfield. One of the first Directors of the Bank of Bolton in 1836.

Peter Cummings (1879-1957)


Born 1879 Russia as Peter Caminesky son of a Jewish rabbi.

Died 1957

Works include Lido Cinema Bradshawgate, Bolton


Arthur Cunliffe (1909-1986)                                                                Professional Footballer                                                                         Born 5 February 1909 Blackrod, Bolton                                                 Died August 1986 Bournemouth, Hampshire                                         Outside-Left - played for Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, Hull and England.                                                                                    Cousin of James Cunliffe qv.


Daniel Cunliffe (1875-1937)                                                               Professional Footballer                                                                      Born 11 June 1875 Bolton                                                                  Died 28 December 1937 Heywood, Lancashire                                     Forward - played for many clubs including Liverpool, Portsmouth and England.


James Nathaniel (Nat) Cunliffe (1912-1986)                                       Professional Footballer.                                                                       Born 5 July 1912 Blackrod, Bolton                                                       Died November 1986 Bolton                                                             Educated Little Scotland National School, Blackrod, Bolton                        Inside Right - Played for Everton, Rochdale and England.                           Played 150 games for Everton.


Lawrence Francis Cunliffe (1929-)                                                         Politician                                                                                          Born 25 March 1929 Walkden, Lancashire                                           Educated St Edmund's Roman Catholic School, Worsley; Oxford University  Mayor of Farnworth 1968 (Labour), MP for Leigh 1979-2001 (Labour)       National Coal Board engineer at Walkden Yard.


Sir Joseph Herbert Cunliffe(1867-1963)                                                 Born 1 July 1867 Bolton                                                                     Died 9 April 1963 Brentwood, Essex                                                   Educated Bolton Grammar School                                                       MP Bolton 1923-1929 (Conservative)                                                   Lawyer & QC. Appointed Attorney-General of the Duchy of Lancaster 1921. Chairman of the General Council of the Bar for 14 years from 1932.                                                                                             Son of Thomas Cunliffe, proprietor of the Bolton Guardian.




Kenneth (Ken) Dagnall (1921-1995)                                                     International Football Referee                                                               Born 30 January 1921 Blackburn?                                                       Died March 1995 Bolton District General Hospital, Farnworth                   Educated White Bank School, Bolton                                                    Officiated in 1966 World Cup and was referee in the FA Cup Final 1967.


Lois Daine (1941-)                                                                            Actress                                                                                             Born 5 December 1941 Bolton                                                           She appeared on Coronation Street in December 1970 as Jean Moseley and made a return to the programme in August and November 1974 as militant Mark Brittain Warehouse shop steward Peggy Barton.


Charles James Darbishire (1797-1874)                                             Politician                                                                                         Born 16 December 1797 Bolton                                                         Died 22 June 1874 Rivington, Lancashire                                             Mayor of Bolton 1838 (Liberal).                                                           First Mayor of Bolton. Chief Magistrate 1838-39.                                  Manufacturer of quiltings.


Julian Timothy Darby (1967-)                                                               Professional Footballer                                                                        Born 3 October 1967 Farnworth, Bolton                                            Educated Bolton School                                                                     Midfielder - played for Bolton Wanderers, Carlisle, Rotherham, Preston, West Bromwich Albion and Coventry.                                                   He played for Bolton Wanderers from 1986 to 1993, scoring 36 goals in 270 league appearances.


Carl Davenport (1944-)                                                                      Footballer                                                                                      Born 30 May 1944 Farnworth.                                                            He was on the books of Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End, without making a league appearance for either.                                                 In 2003, Bolton Wanderers played a Cork All Stars XI in Davenport's testimonial match.



James Kenyon (Kenny) Davenport (1862-1908)                                      Professional Footballer                                                                         Born 23 March 1862 Bolton                                                               Died 27 September 1908 Bolton                                                         Outside and inside-right - played for Bolton amateur team, Gilnow Rangers, then Bolton Wanderers and Southport Central.                                       Scored Bolton Wanderers first ever Football League goal in 1888 - unfortunately they went on to lose 6-3 against Derby County. First Bolton Wanderers player to appear for England. Capped twice. Ran the 'Jolly Drummer' pub at 16 Partridge Street, Bolton.

Edwin “Eddie” Davies CBE (1946 – 2018)                                     British businessman and philanthropist.                                                  Born 18 Jun 1946  Little Lever, near Bolton, Lancashire, England.

Died 11 Sep 2018

Educated at the Farnworth Grammar School in Farnworth, Lancashire, Eng. He served as chairman of the Strix Group from 1984 to 2006.               He joined the board of directors of Bolton Wanderers F.C. in 1999 and by 2003 became the majority shareholder of Burnden Leisure, which owned Bolton Wanderers.

Kevin Cyril Davies (1977-)                                                                   Professional Footballer                                                                         Born 26 March 1977                                                                        Played as a striker for Chesterfield, Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Millwall, Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End.                                 He joined Premier League club Bolton Wanderers on a free transfer. He was made Bolton team captain in January 2009, but began to fall out of favour at Bolton towards the end of the 2012–13 season, and the club decided against renewing his contract. Davies made 407 appearances for Bolton, scoring 85 goals


Norman Davies (1939-)                                                                     Historian and academic                                                                   Born 8 June 1939  Bolton                                                                  Educated Bolton School; Magdalen College, Oxford; University of Sussex.  Works include a definitive history of Poland and heavyweight histories of Europe and Britain.


Rhys John Davies (1877-1954)                                                         Born 15 April 1877.                                                                       Died 31 October 1954 Bromsgrove, Birmingham.                                 MP Westhoughton 1921-1951 (Labour).                                               Under Secretary of State Home Department 1924 - Resigned seat.


William Arthur Davies (1921-2006)                                                      Musician, Composer and Broadcaster                                                   Born 25 June 1921 Bolton                                                                 Died 2 March 2006 Hastings, East Sussex                                           Prolific composer of music for film and TV including the classic children's animation series 'Noggin the Nog' and 'Ivor the Engine' and score for Alistair Cooke's epic TV series 'America'.                                          Took organ lessons as a child and played at Methodist Chapel in Bolton and practiced at the Lido and Odeon cinemas. Joined RAF 1941 and served in Ceylon. Became a professional cinema organist at Wolverhampton Gaumont 1946.                                                                               Joined Jack Hylton (qv) Organisation as Musical Director 1953. Joined the BBC in 1956. Had over 200 compositions and arrangements published and was also popular radio performer.

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