Simon Armitage CBE – A leading British poet, playwright, novelist, and broadcaster. Studied Geography at Portsmouth University. One-time Probation Officer in Manchester. Recently appointed Poet Laureate.
Gary Imlach – British author, journalist and broadcaster, specialising in sport. Currently a commentator on cycling for Channel 4. Gary’s biography of his father Stewart Imlach, ‘My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes’ has won numerous awards and is a must read for any fan who wants to understand the game.
Dennis Hardcastle – The north east of England born musician and producer runs his own recording studio. Between music groups he has worked in the building industry to help finance his passion.
Ruth Amos – British inventor and entrepreneur. Managing Director of StairSteady and Eliot Kennedy Steelworks Academy. Winner of Britain’s Young Engineer of the Year Award 2007. Invented the StairSteady, an aid to using stairs, whilst still at school.
Kate Hughes..Yorkshire born singer, plays in local bands in South Yorkshire at night while holding down a day job.
Captain Bhuwan Sing Gurung of the 2nd Gurkha Rifles. The 83 year old served in the British Army from 1954 to 1981. He served in the Malayan Emergency, Borneo conflict, Vietnam and many countries around the world. The Gurkhas are amongst the toughest fighting soldiers in the world and the values that are key to Gurkha culture are bravery, loyalty and honour.
Paul Mayfield – Yorkshire born Doncaster Rovers fan. He has travelled over one million miles following his club, and takes his celebrated gnome to every game. Has run the Retford branch of the supporters club since 1981 and he won the EFL Supporter of the Year in 2017. Photographed at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Amy – A young costumed volunteer, pictured working at a Mennonite household at Doon Heritage Village, a living history museum which depicts life in Ontario, Canada in 1914.
Angela McIntyre – British / Canadian citizen. In 1967 she sailed from England on the SS United States to Montreal, Canada to spend six months working there. Six months turned into a life-time, meeting and marrying a Canadian and then settling in Ontario.
Michael Sowerby – Yorkshire born, has worked in the entertainment and security industry but as a golfer has competed in the English Amateur Open Championship many times and has had success in local and national club competitions.
Anthony Joshua – British born, ex-World Champion Boxer, recently lost his 3 heavyweight titles, unexpectedly, to the Mexican Andy Ruis Jr. Previously as an amateur, he won Olympic Gold at the 2012 London Games. Photographed in a Gym in Barnsley.
James Coppinger – English professional footballer, plays for Doncaster Rovers, in football loyalty is a rare phenomenon in 15 seasons the influential midfielder has made more than 500 first class appearances for the club. A club record.
Chris Herzberg – British born, one time lecturer, now a writer and poet.
Owen Jones – Yorkshire born author, commentator, left wing political activist and regular columnist for the Guardian and New Statesman. Has helped to raise the profile of class based issues with his books ‘Chavs’ and ‘The Establishment’
Tommy Rowe.. A cultured attacking midfielder, he started his football career at Manchester United, and has since played for Stockport County , Peterborough and Wolves before helping Doncaster Rovers win promotion to the First Division. Now with Bristol City.
Carl Hall – New Zealand born ex-professional rugby league and rugby union player. Currently CEO of Doncaster Rugby League Club and previous owner. Played for Hull Kingston Rovers, Leeds, Bradford and Doncaster amongst others and for union clubs Stade Francais and Moseley.
Mike Fowler – British-born, spent a lifetime working in electronics and education. As an engineer he worked on pirate radio station ‘Radio 270’ off the Yorkshire coast. Now shoots and beats.
Brian Turner – One of Britain’s best known chefs. The Yorkshire-born chef has appeared regularly on BBC’s Ready, Steady, Cook, and ITV’s This Morning, plus many other programmes.
Peter Samson – British independent filmmaker, ex-student of the Royal College of Art. Shortlisted for the prestigious Grierson Awards (celebrating British documentaries) and his film ‘Theatre of the Mundane’ was shown at the 2014 London Film Festival.
Lemn Sissay MBE – British poet, author and broadcaster. He was the official poet at the 2012 London Olympics. Spent his childhood in care and left school at the age of 15. Elected Chancellor of the University of Manchester.
Deidre Sanders- British Journalist, works for The Sun newspaper and as ‘Dear Deidre’ has been writing the long running agony aunt column since 1980. She has helped millions of people with a vast array of problems. Photographed at the Wellcome Collection, London.
Jude Davis – English born Rector of Hathersage,Grindleford and Bamford with Derwent in Hope Valley, Derbyshire. Appointed as the youngest ever Church of England priest at the age of 24, dubbed at the time by the press as the ‘real life Vicar of Dibley’ !
Errol Mitchell – Yorkshire artist and designer. A poster designed by Errol was included in the exhibition, ’20 posters of the decade: 1980-1989′ at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and is included in their permanent collection.
Azeez Salu – The New York born 21 year old has twice been crowned British Junior Bodybuilding Champion.
Andy Watson – Vice Chair of Doncaster Rovers and son of the late owner Dick Watson. A civil engineer by trade, he is a passionate life long rovers fan.
Zoe Loderick – British Psychotherapist. One of the country’s leading specialists in sexualised trauma. She has worked with 43 Police forces across England and Wales.
Sylvia Cox – Yorkshire born, worked in the legal profession for 40 years. Has sung with Opera Diva Leslie Garret at school and was the first female member of the Armthorpe Elmfield House Brass Band.
Alan Smith – English Physiotherapist. Worked with the England football team 1994-2002, and dealt with David Beckham’s famous metatarsal injury just before the 2002 World Cup finals!
Jarrod Gosling – English musician,artist and producer. As half of Sheffield duo ‘I Monster’, he reached the top twenty with ‘Daydream in blue’ in 2001. His music has been used in films, TV adverts and TV shows. He recently produced The Human League’s new album.
Paul Cox – English born, retired electrical engineer. Now with the time and space to take it easy. Photographed in his garden on his artificial grass lawn.
David Williams – English born artist, studied at Canterbury College of Art, his main interest is concerned with space and light and how the eye can be deceived by these phenomenon. He has had many group and one man shows across the nation including, prominently, at the Design Centre, Islington.
Neil Warnock – British football manager. A manager of experience, passion and spark. In a 38 year career he has managed 15 different clubs, among them Cardiff, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, and Queens Park Rangers. He has won 8 promotions, no other manager has achieved this feat in the English senior leagues.
Janet Samson – English artist. Her work has been shown extensively in galleries across the UK. She is known for her expressive colour and strongly structured figurative work.
Lisa Faulkner..British actress, celebrity chef and presenter. Appeared in Brookside, Holby City ,Spooks and Eastenders. Has a passion for cooking and has won Celebrity Masterchef and written 3 cook books.
Passionate about what they do… Chris Wardle-Cousins (left) and Simon England (right) make up Krimson, a design agency who tell stories through brand, print and digital media.
Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Councillor David Nevett , The Civic Mayor of Doncaster, 2016-17. Has worked tirelessly for charity and for the local community, alongside his full time profession as an engineer for a glass company .Now retired. Photographed at the Mansion House, Doncaster.
Dean Saunders – Successful Welsh international footballer. Won 75 caps for Wales. Liverpool paid an English record fee of £2.9 million for his services in 1991. Now a pundit on TV and Radio.
Graham Briggs – Yorkshire born professional road racing cyclist, member of the JLT-Condor team . Races include Tour de Yorkshire, Milk Race and Tour of Britain amongst many.
Ben Bowns – Yorkshire born Professional Ice hockey player. The talented Goaltender plays for Cardiff Devils in the Elite Ice Hockey league and internationally for Great Britain.
Kim Little – Scottish Professional footballer plays for Arsenal. Leading scorer for the Scottish national side and first recipient of PFA Women’s Player of the Year 2013. Named BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year, 2016.
Margaret – ‘Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands’ – This was shot some time back, and her last name escapes me now although I remember she worked in office administration. Had a very 1950’s look.
Sarah Jay Hawley – English singer /songwriter best known for her work on Massive Attack’s influential platinum selling album Mezzanine and the song ‘Wire’ from the film ‘Welcome to Sarajevo’ . She continues to perform live and write songs after suffering from cancer and surviving a stroke.
Ian McMillan – ‘Bard of Barnsley’ – Yorkshire-born poet, journalist, playwright and broadcaster. Presents ‘The Verb’ on BBC radio and is a frequent contributor to many TV and radio shows. He doesn’t own a car and travels by train.
Dave Lane – Musician – Plays flute and piano and has played with many 60’s legends. A graduate from the Leeds College of Music and has an MA in composition from Salford University. Owns his own music publishing company, currently playing with the jazz band ‘Altered Ego’.
The Most Revd and Rt Hon John Sentamu, Archbishop of York – the Ugandan born Archbishop is the second most senior cleric in the Church of England after the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Peter McGuire – English born, retired social worker. He spent a lifetime helping vulnerable people improve their lives. A challenging and taxing occupation.
Gervase Phinn – Yorkshire-born author, broadcaster, raconteur, educator and professor. Worked as a school teacher before becoming a school inspector and education advisor. Known for his best-selling autobiographical novels.
Sarah Stevenson MBE – Yorkshire born. Twice World Taekwondo Champion. Four time European Champion. She won Britain’s first ever Taekwondo medal (Bronze) in the Beijing Olympics 2008. Read out the athlete’s promise at the London Olympics 2012. Now a coach and lifestyle mentor.
Chris Brogan – American-born author, journalist and renowned social media expert. Has consulted for the biggest brands on the planet: Disney, Coca Cola, Google, Microsoft and more. One of the ‘Must Follow Marketing Minds’ as listed by Forbes
Kully Thairai…. Currently Artistic Director for the National Theatre Wales. Previously Artistic Director at CAST Doncaster and the radical theatre company Red Ladder.
Julian Speroni – Argentinian-born professional footballer. A fine agile goalkeeper, he played 405 games for Crystal Palace and his loyalty and dedication over 15 seasons made him hugely popular with Palace fans. All were sad to see him leave at the end of last season when he was released by the club.
Matty Blair – English born professional footballer , currently playing for Doncaster Rovers, He was named as PFA League One Community Player of the Year in April 2018. He also fronted the Rovers’s partnership with Campaign Against Living Miserably.
Robert Taylor – British body builder, twice named ‘Mr Britain’ the British Champion at the UKBBF bodybuilding national championships in recent years. The gym owner from Yorkshire has been training as a body builder since he left school.
Steph McGovern – English journalist, producer, main business presenter for BBC Breakfast and occasional show co-presenter. Has encountered discrimination in the business world for being a women speaking with a Teesside accent.
Peter Stone – Welsh born actor and director, based in Manchester, represented by the Actors Group, tours with different, small theatre groups on a regular basis.
Ed Clancy OBE – English, professional track and road cylist. He is a triple Olympic Gold Medal winner and five times a World Champion. He competes in team pursuit and the Omnium.
Caroline Flint – British born Labour Politician, MP for Don Valley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Served as a Minister in Gordon Brown’s Government. Her social concerns come from her own experiences as a single mother and from her troubled childhood.
Professor Sir Cary Cooper – American-born psychologist, broadcaster, and educator. Knighted in 2014 for services to social science.
Colin Holt – British born, founder of Yorkshire Day and founder member and chairman of the Yorkshire Ridings Society. He was a powerful and passionate advocate for all things Yorkshire and Yorkshire’s heritage. He was also a vintage vehicle enthusiast …he’s pictured with his 1935 Morris 8. He died in 2006.
Bali Rai – British Author of young adult and children’s books…some of them very gritty ! Has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4,Radio 5, He is a passionate advocate of the written word and is very active in schools and colleges across the UK. His work is used as a set text for GCSE, and Key Stage 3. He is currently an ambassador for the Reading Agency’s Reading Ahead programme, and a Premier League Reading Star. His latest young adult novel, Web of Darkness, has won four regional books awards.
Pru Leith CBE – South African-born TV broadcaster, caterer, restaurateur, journalist, cookery writer, and novelist. Popularly known for the BBC’s Great British Menu and Channel 4’s Great British Bake Off.
Dougie Freedman – Sporting Director at Crystal Palace Football Club. A former professional footballer, played international football for Scotland.
Hayley Taylor – British TV presenter known for the Fairy Job Mother series on British and American TV. Started her career as a hairdresser.
Andy Butler – Yorkshire born English professional footballer, the experienced defender played for his home town club Doncaster Rovers for 4 years. He’s a qualified referee, a coach to many local youth teams and won the PFA Player in the Community Award 2017. Recently signed for Scunthorpe United.
Kat Marks – London-based Canadian fashion designer, recognised for her fusion of rigid body-wear, accessory and tailored clothing. Hailed as ‘one to watch’ by Fashion Magazine. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bizaar, Elle, and i-D.
Michael Quinn MBE – First ever British Head Chef at London’s Ritz Hotel and the first celebrity chef of his generation in the 1980’s. Became a homeless alcoholic, recovered and founded Ark, a drug awareness charity.