I'm compiling a list of famous people from the Toxteth and Edge Hill area. Any famous people, notible residents/ ex residents from past and present, can anyone help?
John Conteh is from Toxteth.
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- Gerry Marsden
- Arthur Askey
- John Gregson (actor)
- The James Bond actress (whatshername?)
- Eddie Bradin (wrote the Morcambe & Wise shows)
- Billy Fury
- George Melly
- Commander James Bulloch (American Confederate Navy). Lived and died in Canning St and buried in Toxteth cemetary.
- Jeremiah Horrocks (discovered Venus)
- William Hitler (Adolf's nephew) born and brought up in Stanhope St.
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Robbie Fowler, well-known Toxteth scally, reputed to be the finest "natural" goal scorer England has produced, a footballer who has played for Liverpool, Leeds United, Manchester City, and England. See biography at anfield-online.co.uk.
My grandfather's brother, Liverpool comedian Billy Matchett (1889-1974), known as the "Mirthquake" and "The last of the red-nosed comics," was brought up at 46 Merlin Street in Toxteth, and his father George T. Matchett was a docker. He was educated at the Harrington Board School in Toxteth.
Reverend Canon Henry Postance founded Holy Trinity Church in Parliament Street in 1858. He built the Ragged School in Beaufort Street in 1868 and ran it for thirty years. According to the Liverpool Weekly Mercury in 1908, due to his efforts, "The area's most poorest children were provided with dinner, clogs and warm clothes in winter."
If you are including Edge Hill, as you say you are, don't forget the famous "Mole of Edge Hill" Joseph Williamson, the philanthropist responsible for the famous maze of tunnels started as a scheme to provide relief for the people of Liverpool in the depression following the Napoleonic Wars.