Famous people you (probably) didn’t know were from the Wakefield district

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When you think of Wakefield, what comes to the forefront of your mind?

Maybe it’s prominent landmark Wakefield Cathedral, which at 247 feet has the tallest spire in Yorkshire.

Or it could be the fact that two children’s nursery rhymes stem from the city.

“Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush” may have been sung by women inmates at Wakefield prison and “The Grand Old Duke of York” may allude to the Battle of Wakefield in 1460.

How about the lyrics of the popular hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers” that were written at St Peter’s Church in Horbury?

Maybe it’s the mighty force of Trinity...or Cass Tigers or Featherstone Rovers.

It’s unlikely, however, that many of these celebrities and well-known faces come to your mind.

From soap stars to iconic actors, via musicians and writers, we’ve compiled a list, so click the link above, scroll through and let us know if we’ve missed any.

How many did you know?