15 famous people you never knew were from Bury


Cherie Blair CBE



Cherie Blair

Cherie’s husband, Tony, might be the more well-known of the pair, but Bury-born Cherie is a successful professional in her own right.

Born at Fairfield General Hospital in 1954, the impressive barrister achieved Queen’s Counsel status and has used her skills to advocate for women – setting up the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, supporting female entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Victoria Derbyshire



Victoria Derbyshire

The prominent BBC journalist became a trusted voice on TV with in-depth investigations on her current affairs and debate programme that proved a hit over the last five years.

Victoria was born in Ramsbottom and attended Bury Grammar School for Girls before heading to…



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