Derby Walk of Fame 2019

The first ten Derby stars to have their names etched into the stars in the city were:

Alice Wheeldon Derby’s most famous suffragist and a fervent anti-First World War campaigner

Bess of Hardwick, England’s richest Elizabethan woman after Queen Elizabeth I used her considerable wealth to help Derby poor and needy

Brian Clough and Peter Taylor the top management duo that took Derby football from obscurity to national fame

Sir John Hurt in recognition of his sterling contribution to the arts as an accomplished actor

Joseph Wright globally recognised English landscape and portrait painter and the first to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution

Louis Martin, the Jamaican-born sportsman who became Britain’s greatest-ever Olympic weightlifter

Philip Noel-Baker, a former MP for Derby, credited with saving the 1948 Olympic Games for Britain

Charles Rolls the pioneer aviator and Henry Royce the engineer and designer who formed Rolls-Royce which sets the global standard for excellence in automotive and aviation technology


The newest additions to the Made in Derby Walk of Fame are:

Adam Peaty, Olympic champion breaststroke swimmer who won the Gold medal at the Olympic Games at Rio in 2016, which earned him the Freedom of the City of Derby later that year

Marion Adnams, English painter, printmaker and draughtswoman, best known for her surrealist paintings

Bird Brothers – Frank, Thomas and Reginald, Derby born bakers, founders of the Bird’s Bakery chain

Karam Singh, Solo world champion break dancer from Normanton

Jack O’Connell, British TV and film actor well known for his roles in Skins and Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut Unbroken

Lara Croft, Archaeologist video game and film heroine created in Derby

Liam Sharp, Marvel and DC comic book artist, famous for drawing Spiderman and Wonder Women comics

John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, who prepared of a 3,000-star catalogue, Catalogus Britannicus

Steve Bloomer, Derby County football legend who signed to the club as a professional footballer in April 1892

Florence Nightingale, heroine of the Crimean War and the major founder of the modern profession of nursing


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