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George Harwood (1845-1912)                                                    Born 1845 Bolton                                                                     Died 7 November 1912 London                                                    Educated Chorlton High School; Owens College, Manchester; London University                                                                                MP Bolton 1895-1912 (Gladstonian Liberal)                                   Presented Market Cross on Churchgate, Bolton, to the town 1912.       Cotton spinner - succeeded his father Richard Harwood qv.                 Ordained as Dean of the Church of England 1886 and was unpaid Curate at St Anne's Church, Manchester. Founder of the Church Reform Union. Abandoned the ministry to train as a lawyer.


Jack (Jackie) Harwood  (1944-2005)                                              Professional Boxer                                                                     Born 9 January 1944 Bolton                                                          Died January 2005 Bolton                                                          Middleweight. Turned professional at 16. Had 30 professional bouts. Won 22, drew 2, lost 6. Retired from boxing at 25 having turned down the chance to move to USA and be sparring partner for Muhammad Ali.


John Harwood (1893-1964)                                                        Watchmaker                                                                             Born 1893 Bolton                                                                        Died 1964 Harrow, Middlesex                                                     Inventor of the Self-Winding Watch - patented 1924 in Switzerland.     Awarded Gold Medal of British Horological Institute 1957.


John Harwood  (1801-1875)                                                       Politician                                                                                    Born 27 June 1801 Bridge Hill, Chorley New Road, Heaton, Bolton Died 28 December 1875 Woodsleigh, Heaton, Bolton                     Educated Mr Wilson's Commercial School                                    Mayor of Bolton 1860 (Liberal)                                                     Corn factor and cotton spinner. In 1832 he started his own business as a Baker and Provisions Dealer in a small shop on the corner of Simpson Square. As his business grew he moved to premises at 121 Deansgate as a wholesale flour dealer.                                                   Brother of Richard Harwood, Mayor of Bolton 1863-64 qv. Grandfather of John Percy Taylor, Mayor of Bolton 1934-35 qv.


Richard Harwood (1815-1887)                                                    Politician and Industrialist                                                               Born 13 December 1815 Heaton, Bolton                                       Died 13 October 1887 Grosvenor Hotel, London                    Mayor of Bolton 1863 (Liberal)                                                     Cotton spinner - built three mills at Brownlow Fold, Bolton.                   Father of George Harwood MP qv. Mayor of Salford 1873-76.


Annie Haslam (1947-)                                                                 Singer                                                                                      Born 8 June 1947 Bolton                                                              Educated St Simon & St Jude Junior, Great Lever; Hayward Bi-Lateral School; Bolton School of Art                                                      Fronted group Renaissance. Later launched a solo career, releasing several albums beginning with 'Annie In Wonderland'.                       Sister of singer Mike Haslam qv.


Florence (Florrie) Haslam (1900-1984)                                            Pioneer Woman Footballer                                                          Born 8 October 1900 Bolton                                                        Died 1 July 1984 Ludlow, Shropshire                                              Started playing football in Lancaster while working in engineering during the First World War. She was recruited to join Preston's famous Dick Kerr Ladies team, touring the country and raising money for charities.                                                                                   The team also represented England in France and visited Canada (where they were banned from playing) and the United States. Florrie also took part in a relay race against the US Women's Olympic team - which the Preston team won!                                                          She later became a nurse and was an assistant Matron in a London hospital during WW2. She eventually settled in Ludlow and was honorary president of the local football club. She was also sister-in-law of John Arthur Childs qv Mayor of Bolton 1962-3.

John Haslam (1817–1867)                                                           Master Cotton Manufacturer                                                         Founder of John Haslam and Co                                                     Born 28 Jul 1817  Kearsley, Lancashire                                          Died 16 Aug 1867 Little Bolton, Lancashire                                     1851 19 Chorley New Road Bolton


Leonard Haslam                                                                         Politician                                                                                    Mayor of Farnworth 1970 (Labour)                                                In 1951 he became porter at Bolton District General Hospital and then was a driver for the Bolton District General Hospital Management Committee.


Lewis Haslam (1856-1922)                                                           Politician                                                                                    Born 25 April 1856 Bolton                                                         Died 12 September 1922 Petworth, Sussex                                     MP for Monmouth. Son of Haslam cotton spinning family. Opened Haslam Park, Bolton May 24th 1922 which was donated by the Haslam family.


Michael James (Mike) Haslam (1939-2003)                                    Pop singer                                                                                 Born 20 December 1939  Bolton                                                   Died 29 May 2003 High Wycombe, Bucks.                                   Signed by Brian Epstein. Toured with the Beatles. Brother of singer Annie Haslam qv.


Robert Haslam (1923-2002)                                                         Industrialist                                                                                Born 4 February 1923 Bolton                                                        Died 2 November 2002 Surrey                                                  Educated Church Road Primary School, Bolton; Bolton School; Birmingham University.                                                                  Began career at National Coal Board.                                    Deputy Chairman ICI (Chairman ICI Americas) - 1982 Chairman Tate & Lyle - 1983 Chairman British Steel Corporation - 1985 Chairman NCB.                                                                                       Knighted 1986, Life Peerage as Baron Haslam of Bolton 1990.


Sir John Haslam (1878-1940)                                                    Born 27 February 1878 Dunscar, Turton, Lancashire                          Died 21 May 1940 London                                                        Educated Chetham's Hospital School M/cr                                      MP Bolton 1931-1940 (Conservative)


David Howcroft (Dave)Hatton    (1943-)                                          Professional Footballer                                                                  30 October 1943 Farnworth, Bolton                                              Defender - played for Bolton Wanderers 1960-1969, Blackpool and Bury.                                                                                      Played 231 games for Bolton and 250 for Blackpool.


Joe Hayes (1936-1999)                                                               Professional Footballer                                                                  Born 20 January 1936 Kearsley, Bolton                                        Died 4 February 1999 Bolton                                                        Inside right - played for Manchester City for whom he played 363 first team appearances and scored 152 goals.                                       Career ended early by on-field leg injury.


John Heathcoate (1886-1963)                                                       Politician                                                                                    Born 1886                                                                                 Died 2 September 1963                                                         Educated St John's School; Kearsley Seminary School                         Mayor of Farnworth 1943 (Labour)                                                 Worked in the cotton industry.


Paul Heathcote (1960-)                                                            Chef and broadcaster                                                                 Born 3 October 1960 Farnworth, Bolton                                        Educated Bolton Technical College                                                Trained for 12 years with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saison. Egon Ronay 'Chef of the Year' 1994.                                Featured in Channel 4 series 'Heres What I Made Earlier'. Wrote 1998 cookery book 'Rhubarb and Black Pudding'. Received Honorary Fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University in 2007.                 Has set up a chain of his own restaurants including The Olive Press in Bolton.

Anne Solway Hegerty (1958-)                                                       English quizzer, TV presenter and television personality.                     Born 14 July 1958 Westminster, London, England                             She is one of the "chasers" on the ITV game show The Chase. She was a contestant in the 2018 ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.                                                                                   In November 2013 she competed in the Bolton Premier Quiz League to become Brain of Bolton for the second time.


Kevan James Helsby (1950-)                                                       Politician                                                                                   Born 1950 Farnworth, Bolton                                                      Mayor of Bolton 2001 (Labour)                                                      School Careers Advisor.                                                               He received an MBE in the Millennium honours list for his services to Horwich.


George Henderson ( -1838)                                                         “Scotsman's Stump" bears the inscription                                           “ In memory of George Henderson, native of Annan, Dumfriesshire, who was brutally murdered on Rivington Moor at noonday 9th November 1838, in the 20th year of his age".  


William Henderson                                                                     Landscape gardener from Birkenhead, England.                                Laid out the grounds of Queen's Park, Bolton (1866). He also worked on cemeteries, including Tonge Cemetery, Bolton (1856).                                     


James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (1942-1970)                                     American musician, singer, and songwriter.                                Born Johnny Allen Hendrix 27 November 1942                               Died 18 September 1970.                                                           April 14, 1967 The Jimi Hendrix Experience perform two shows at the Odeon Cinema in Bolton, Great Manchester as part of the 'package tour' alongside The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens, Engelbert Humperdinck, The Californians, The Quotations, and MC Nick Jones.


Virginia Henley (1935-)                                                                Author                                                                                      Born  5 December 1935 Bolton                                                     Born Virgina J Syddall. Family emigrated to Canada after WWII.          Writer of romantic fiction. Has had over 20 steamy historical romance novels published.

Gertrude Marian Amalia Herzfeld (1890 – 1981)                   English surgeon                                                                          Born 1 Jun 1890.                                                                        Died 12 May 1981                                                                    One of the first female surgeons to work in Scotland and the first woman paediatric surgeon.                                                       From 1917 to 1919, she was senior house surgeon at Bolton Royal Infirmary.


Robert Taylor (Bob) Hesford  (1916-)                                              Professional footballer                                                                  Born 13 April 1916 Bolton                                                           Educated Blackpool Grammar School                                      Goalkeeper - played for Huddersfield Town. Played 225 league games for the club between 1934 and 1950.


Col. George Hesketh(1852-1930)                                                Politician                                                                                    Born 30 August 1852 Middleton, Lancashire                                     Died 30 April 1930 The Fylde, Lancashire                                      Educated Bolton Church Institute; Hipperholme Grammar School, Halifax, Yorkshire                                                                    Mayor of Bolton 1905 (Conservative)                                             Made Freeman of County Borough of Bolton July 25 1927. Holder of the Volunteer Decoration. High Sheriff of Lancashire 1918.                He was the first and only Chairman of Astley Bridge Urban District Council 1895-98.


Phoebe Rayner Hesketh  (1909-2005)                                            Poet, Author, Journalist and Biographer                                            Born 29 January 1909 Preston, Lancashire                                    Died 24 February 2005 Lancashire                                        Educated Cheltenham Ladies College                                               Wrote extensively about Rivington including 'My Aunt Edith' about the suffragette who burned down Lord Leverhulme's Rivington Bungalow.     Worked as reporter for Bolton Evening News during WWII.


Joseph (Joe) Hewitson (1865-1925)                                            Cricketer and Footballer                                                               Born 27 October 1865 Bolton                                                     Died 4 December 1925 Halliwell, Bolton                                       Left hand batsman. Played cricket for Bolton Cricket Club and Lancashire. He apparently managed to cross both W G and E M Grace in the Gloucestershire match of 1890 and never again played for the county.                                                                             Played football for Astley Bridge, Bolton Wanderers 1884-87 and Halliwell. He also played football for Lancashire 1884-86 and scored on his debut. He also scored the only goal of the Lancashire Cup Final for Bolton against Blackburn in 1886.


 Sam Hewson (1988-)                                                                  Professional Footballer.                                                                  Born 28 November 1988 Bolton.                                                  Midfielder - played for Manchester United and Hereford United.           Was Captain of the Manchester United under-18 side 2006-07.


George Heyes (1937-)                                                                Professional Footballer                                                                  Born 16 November 1937 Bolton                                                Goalkeeper - played for Leicester City.


John Heywood (1849-1910)                                                      Politician                                                                                   Born 19 October 1849 Bolton                                                   Died 15 August 1910 The Pike, High Street, Bolton                         Educated Owens College, Manchester; St John's College, Cambridge  Mayor of Bolton 1903, 1904 (Conservative).                                   Barrister. Organised Mayor's Relief Fund in 1904 to feed unemployed workers and their families. Son of Robert Heywood qv.                     Son of Robert Heywood, Mayor of Bolton 1839-40. John Heywood was one of the first Nonconformists to enter Cambridge University when the religious tests were removed.

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