Peter Mark Roget was a British physician, natural theologian and lexicographer. He is best known for publishing, in 1852, the Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (Roget's Thesaurus), a classified collection of related words. He was a lecturer at the University of Manchester.
Laurence Stephen Lowry was an English artist born in Stretford, Lancashire. Many of his drawings and paintings depict Pendlebury, where he lived and worked for over 40 years, and Salford and its surrounding areas.
Alan Turing - was a British mathematician, logician, computer scientist and philosopher. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence
Learie Constantine, was a West Indian cricketer, lawyer and politician who served as Trinidad's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and became the UK's first black peer. He played 18 Test matches before the Second World War and took the West Indies' first wicket in Test cricket. An advocate against racial discrimination, in later life he was influential in the passing of the Race Relations Act in Britain. He was knighted in 1962 and made a life peer in 1969.
Ellen Wilkinson was born in Ardwick, Manchester and was the Labour Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough and later for Jarrow, on Tyneside. She was one of the first women in Britain to be elected as a Member of Parliament.
Dorothy Gladys "Dodie" Smith was born in Whitefield and was an English novelist and playwright. Smith is best known for her novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians and The Starlight Barking.
Strawberry Studios - On 3 May 2007 a plaque was mounted on the front of 3 Waterloo Road by the Borough of Stockport for the Stockport Heritage Trust marking the building as one of notable historical interest. The plaque reads: "Strawberry Recording Studios 1968 to 1993. Association with the band 10cc resulted in some of the most memorable music being produced at these studios. Paul McCartney, Neil Sedaka, Stone Roses, the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and many others also recorded here
Emmeline Pankhurst. British political activist and leader of the suffragette movement, the WSPU, who helped women win the right to vote.
The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter's Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation.