Did you know that throughout history there has been many famous people that have been born, lived or worked in Hucknall.
For your home learning history project, I want you to learn about one of these people. What did they do? What is their story? You can present this however you like, a power point, a double page spread, a video. The choice is yours - get creative!
- Robin Bailey (1919–1999), actor
- Steve Blatherwick (born 1973) played as a professional for football (soccer) clubs that included Nottingham Forest and Chesterfield.
- Lord Byron (1788–1824), poet, philosopher and revolutionary, was buried in the parish church.
- Ben Caunt (1815–1861), a bare-knuckle fighter known as "The Torkard Giant", became Champion of England. He possibly gave his name to the Parliament bell Big Ben.
- Eric Coates (1886–1957) composed work that includes the theme music for The Dam Busters movie and the "Sleepy Lagoon" introduction to the radio series Desert Island Discs.
- Zachariah Green (1817–1897), philanthropist, is buried in the local parish church. There is a monument to his memory in Titchfield Park.
- Jack Hall (1883–1938), professional footballer who played as an inside-forward or centre-forward for Stoke, Middlesbrough, Leicester Fosse, and Birmingham
- Thomas Cecil Howitt (1889–1968), architect, was the designer of Nottingham Council House.
- Paris Lees (born 1987), journalist, presenter and transgender rights campaigner
- Countess Ada Lovelace (1815–1852), daughter of the poet Byron, is buried in the parish church. She is credited with being the first computer programmer, having assisted in realising the potential of Babbage's analytical engine.
- Andy Turner (born 1980), sprint hurdler, gold medallist at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 2010 European Athletics Championships and bronze medallist at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics
- Enoch "Knocker" West (1886–1965), a footballer with Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest and Manchester United, was accused of fixing a match and in 1915 banned from the game for 30 years. He protested his innocence for the rest of his life.
- Sam Weller Widdowson (1851–1927), a footballer who played for Nottingham Forest and England was said to have devised shin pads in 1874. He also played cricket for Nottinghamshire.