In this section are brief details of a few notable Swinton people.
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WALTER ARDRON - Wally was a Swinton born centre forward footballer who during the 1940's and 1950's, played for Rotherham United and Nottingham Forest. Walter's parents are buried in Saint Margaret's Churchyard as are his parents in law.
HARRY CROSSLEY - Harry, a former Manvers Main Colliery worker, was a light heavyweight boxer and brother to Herbert Crossley. Harry fought professionally between 1926 and 1934. Harry beat Frank Moody in 1929 to claim the British light heavyweight title which he held on to until 1932.
HERBERT CROSSLEY - Herbert was a contender for the heavyweight boxing title and fought the famous boxer, Gene Tunney in New York. Herbert lost. Just over a month later, Herbert fought Al Roberts in a training match. The day after this bout, Herbert contracted pneumonia and septicaemia and subsequently died.
ALFRED LIVERSIDGE - Alfred won the half mile at Sheffield in one minute, 51 seconds. He also won the half mile at Leeds and the half mile public jumping handicap at Manchester on the same day. Alfred trained runners and also the famous pugilist, Gem Mace. Alfred even managed to jump over the canal lock at Swinton Bridge.
SAMUEL FREDERICK TILSON – Fred was a Swinton born centre forward footballer who made 264 appearances for Manchester City and 4 appearances for England.
GEORGE SMITH WATERFIELD - George was a Swinton born footballer who experienced much success with Burnley Football Club, Crystal Palace and even represented England once.
CONSTANCE M. RULKA (NEE WOFFINDEN) – Constance was a pioneer in the field of education, becoming the first married woman to be hired as a teacher in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland and for pioneering a system of Examination in British West Africa.