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List of famous people from Walsall, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Walsall, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Walsall you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Walsall, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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John Byrne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Walsall
John Byrne age 66 - John Lindley Byrne is a British-born American comic-book writer and artist. Since the mid-1970s, Byrne has worked on many major American superheroes. Byrne's better-known work has been on Marvel ...more

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James Underwood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Walsall
James Underwood age 75 - Sir James Underwood FMedSci is a British pathologist who was awarded a knighthood for services to medicine in the 2005 New Year honours list.

Harry Wood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Harry Wood Died at 83 (1868-1951) - Harry Wood was a professional footballer who played most of his career as an inside forward for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton.

Arthur Wood is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Arthur Wood Died at 47 (1894-1941) - Arthur Wood was an English goalkeeper who played for Southampton and Clapton Orient. He was the son of the England international forward, Harry Wood.

Arthur Russell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Arthur Russell Died at 86 (1886-1972) - Arthur Russell was an English athlete and winner of the 3,200 metres steeplechase at the 1908 Summer Olympics for Great Britain.

Paul Taylor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Paul Taylor age 36 - Paul Simon Taylor is a retired English mixed martial artist who gained notoriety competing in the UFC's Lightweight division. He also competed for Cage Rage and fought as a Welterweight.

Harry Hinsley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Harry Hinsley Died at 80 (1918-1998) - Sir Francis Harry Hinsley OBE was an English historian and cryptanalyst. He worked at Bletchley Park during the Second World War and wrote widely on the history of international relations and ...more

Rachel Unitt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Rachel Unitt age 33 - Rachel Elizabeth Unitt is an English footballer who plays for FA WSL club Notts County. After beginning her club career with Wolves, Unitt began a long association with Everton in 2000. This was ...more

Harry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Harry Allen Died at 29 (1866-1895) - Harry Allen was an English international footballer, who played most of his career for Wolverhampton Wanderers, and was their captain.

Kevin Summerfield is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Kevin Summerfield age 56 - Kevin Summerfield is an English football coach and retired player. He began his career with West Bromwich Albion as a forward, making his first team debut in 1977, before joining Birmingham City ...more

George Slater is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Walsall
George Slater George Slater was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke.

Brian Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Brian Taylor age 78 - Brian Joseph Taylor is an English former footballer who played as a winger. In a career spanning over sixteen years he made 316 league appearances in the Football League. He turned professional ...more

Joe Summers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Joe Summers age 30 - Joseph Summers is an English songwriter and musician. Originally from Walsall, he is now based out of Cheltenham, where he has developed his sound, following in the footsteps of and sharing ...more

Rob Pallatina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Rob Pallatina Rob Pallatina is a film editor and producer.

Martin Ennals is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Martin Ennals Died at 64 (1927-1991) - Martin Ennals was a British human rights activist. Ennals served as the Secretary-General of Amnesty International from 1968 to 1980. He went on to help found the British human rights ...more

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Peter Radford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Peter Radford age 76 - Peter Frank Radford is a former British athlete, who competed at 100 and 200 metres, broke world records, and won Olympic medals, despite having been in a wheelchair as a child due to a serious ...more

Mark Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Mark Lloyd age 40 - Mark Lloyd is an English Welterweight boxer. Lloyd made his professional Boxing debut against Davy Jones which he won in his residence town of Telford. Lloyd has appeared serval times on TV's ...more

Neville Holder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Neville Holder age 70 - Neville John "Noddy" Holder MBE is an English musician and actor. He was the lead vocalist and guitarist with the Rock band Slade. Holder co-wrote most of Slade's material with ...more

George Howells Broadhurst is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Walsall
George Howells Broadhurst Died at 86 (1866-1952) - George Howells Broadhurst was an Anglo-American theatre owner/manager, director, producer and playwright.

David Ennals, Baron Ennals is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Walsall
David Ennals, Baron Ennals Died at 73 (1922-1995) - David Hedley Ennals, Baron Ennals PC was a British Labour Party politician and campaigner for human rights. He served as Secretary of State for Social Services from 1976 to 1979.

Ellie Simmonds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Ellie Simmonds age 21 - Eleanor May Simmonds, OBE is a British Paralympian swimmer competing in S6 events. She came to national attention when she competed in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing, winning two gold ...more

John Henry Carless is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Walsall
John Henry Carless Died at 21 (1896-1917) - John Henry Carless VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War.

Goldie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Goldie age 51 - Clifford Joseph Price, better known as Goldie, is a British electronic music artist, disc jockey, visual artist and actor. He is well known for his innovations in the jungle and drum and bass ...more

Neil Tolson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Neil Tolson age 42 - Neil Tolson is an English former footballer who is currently assistant manager to Lee Sinnott at Conference National side Altrincham after being sacked as manager of Hyde in May 2011.

Sheila Jackson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Sheila Jackson Died at 89 (1922-2011) - Sheila Jackson is a costume designer.

Peter Moore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Peter Moore Died at 70 (1939-2009) - Peter Moore was a British town crier. He worked for the London Tourist Board, the Mayor of London, the cities of London and Westminster, and the boroughs of Southwark, Kingston upon Thames, ...more

Peter Corey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Peter Corey age 69 - Peter Corey is the author of the Coping With children's book series. He has also written scripts for television programmes, and he has acted in dramas and soap operas.

Bob Warman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Bob Warman age 69 - Bob Warman is an English television presenter, born in Walsall, West Midlands. Between the ages of 13 and 18, Warman attended Wrekin College in Wellington, Shropshire. He has spent most of his ...more

Ted Duckhouse is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Ted Duckhouse Died at 62 (1918-1980) - Edward "Ted" Duckhouse was an English professional footballer who played as a defender. He made over 100 appearances in the top two divisions of the Football League for Birmingham ...more

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Albert Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Albert Aldridge Died at 27 (1864-1891) - Albert James Aldridge was an English footballer. Aldridge was born in Walsall, England.

Arthur Bradford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Arthur Bradford Died at 42 (1902-1944) - James Arthur Bradford was an English footballer who played his entire professional career as a half back with Southampton. He was one of the "Saints"' most loyal players ever.

Jack Aston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Jack Aston Died at 57 (1877-1934) - Jack Aston was an English professional footballer born in Walsall, Staffordshire, who played as an inside forward. He made 184 appearances and scored 68 goals in the Football League. He started ...more

Hubert Lindop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Hubert Lindop Died at 75 (1907-1982) - Hubert Harry Lindop was an English cricketer. Lindop's batting style is unknown. He was born at Walsall, Staffordshire. Lindop made his debut for Staffordshire in the 1933 Minor Counties ...more

William James is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Walsall
William James Died at 82 (1866-1948) - William James was an early and prolific photographer who chronicled Toronto, Ontario, and whose works have been widely collected and republished. James came to Canada, from England, in 1906, ...more

John Edward Gray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Walsall
John Edward Gray Died at 75 (1800-1875) - John Edward Gray, FRS was a British zoologist. He was the elder brother of George Robert Gray and son of the pharmacologist and botanist Samuel Frederick Gray. Gray was Keeper of Zoology at the ...more

Karl Hawley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Karl Hawley age 34 - Karl Leon Hawley is an English professional footballer as a striker for Alfreton Town. Hawley has represented England C.

Frank Windsor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Frank Windsor age 88 - Frank Windsor is an English actor, mainly on television. He attended Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall. He began his career on radio and made an appearance in a 1953 film of Henry V. His ...more

Sue Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Sue Nicholls age 73 - Susan Frances Harmar-Nicholls, known as Sue Nicholls, is an English actress, known for her long-running role as Audrey Roberts in the British soap opera Coronation Street. Having played Audrey ...more

Amar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Amar age 33 - Amar is a British Indian singer signed to the independent label Sunset Entertainment Group. She is also the daughter of Mangal Singh. She is a singer and songwriter who writes her own material. ...more

Paul Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Paul Jones age 50 - Paul Anthony Jones is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Walsall and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Guy James is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Guy James age 46

Harold Baker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Harold Baker Died at 70 (1884-1954) - Harold Frank Baker was an English cricketer who played two first-class games for Worcestershire in 1911. He made his first-class debut in the same match as the slightly more successful James ...more

Martin Fowler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Martin Fowler age 54 - Martin Fowler is a British software engineer, author and international public speaker on software development, specializing in object-oriented analysis and design, UML, patterns, and agile ...more

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James Wootton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Walsall
James Wootton Died at 65 (1895-1960) - James Wootton was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Port Vale and Nelson shortly after World War I.

Martyn Naylor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Martyn Naylor age 38 - Martyn Naylor is an English footballer. He is a wing back who currently plays for Leamington .

Ernie Steventon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Ernie Steventon Died at 62 (1888-1950) - Ernest "Ernie" Steventon was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Southampton in the years prior to World War I.

Jeffrey Holland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Jeffrey Holland age 70 - Jeffrey Holland is an English actor well known for roles in television sitcoms, as well as BBC Radio comedy, including Week Ending.

Mark Beech is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Mark Beech age 30 - Mark Beech is an unemployed career politician nominally affiliated with the Official Monster Raving Loony Party and current Nominating Officer for The Pluralist Party. He has also represented ...more

Jenny Tonge, Baroness Tonge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Jenny Tonge, Baroness Tonge age 76 - Jennifer Louise Tonge, Baroness Tonge is a politician in the United Kingdom. She was Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for Richmond Park in London from 1997 to 2005. In June 2005 she was ...more

Harry Haynes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Walsall
Harry Haynes Died at 29 (1873-1902) - Harry Haynes was an English footballer who played as a full back for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Small Heath and Southampton in the 1890s.