Wakefield - Notable People

Notable People

Further information: List of people from Wakefield

Novelist George Gissing was born is Wakefield in 1857. Sculptor Barbara Hepworth was born in Wakefield in 1903. David Storey born in Wakefield in 1933 was a novelist and playwright who in 1960 wrote This Sporting Life, which was made into a film in 1963. Former Archbishop of York, David Hope, born 1940, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon The Lord Hope of Thornes KCVO PC, was born in Thornes.

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