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Bradford Hall of Fame: Fabian Delph among latest inductees

BRADFORD has been home to many legends in all sorts of different fields over the years and it is time to honour those who have made the biggest impact.

This is the 19th part of a regular series with the latest five inductees into the Telegraph & Argus's Bradford Hall of Fame.

They can be people who were either born in the Bradford district, or made a huge name through an association to the city.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

SERGEANT MICHAEL HAWCROFT

The 31-year-old was a much-loved police sergeant who died on duty on March 12, 1981.

The West Yorkshire Police officer was stabbed to death after he spotted two youths trying to steal a car in Low Moor, Bradford.

In April 1983 Sgt Hawcroft was posthumously awarded the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct and Insp Newsham received a medal for gallantry.

A memorial to Sgt Hawcroft now stands in Norfolk Gardens, next to two more former West Yorkshire police officers.

Sargeant Hawcroft's colleague, Inspector Newsham, was able to arrest the youth but also received a number of stab wounds to his arms.

Seventeen-year-old John Long, of Wyke, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court in October 1981 after he was convicted of Sgt Hawcroft's murder and wounding Insp Newsham.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Pat Paterson, centre, at Lister Mill in July 1935Pat Paterson, centre, at Lister Mill in July 1935

PAT PATERSON

From Lister Mill to Hollywood - Pat Paterson led a remarkable life.

Her story inspired the society’s 1933 production, A Lass from Lister’s.

Born Eliza Paterson in 1910, she worked in the velvet warehouse at Lister’s.

The former Frizinghall Council School student was also a child model who went to Hollywood and appeared in films in the 1930s and 40s, including Bottoms Up, co-starring with Spencer Tracy.

Pat was married to French actor Charles Boyer for more than 40 years after they met at a party, leading to a whirlwind romance and she died in 1978.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

CLAIRE KING

Bradford-born King played the dastardly Kim Tate on Emmerdale originally for 10 years from 1989.

She left the soap in dramatic fashion in 1999 and went on to star in a number of TV dramas over the next decade. These included her role as Karen Betts in ITV prison drama Bad Girls for four years.

She also proved a hit on the dancefloor, finishing sixth in the 2006 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Claire also appeared in Coronation Street, where she played Erica Holroyd between 2014 and 2017.

Erica was a friend of Liz McDonald in the show and had a colourful love life on the cobbles, being linked to Kevin Webster, shop owner Dev Alahan among others.

She left in 2017 as Erica went back to Spain.

King returned to Emmerdale for a special week of episodes three years ago before coming back permanently to cause trouble in the soap in 2019.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

FABIAN DELPH

Bradford-born Delph, 31, began his youth career with the Bantams at the age of 10.

He moved to Leeds United a year later and made his first team debut in 2006. He went on to play for Aston Villa, Manchester City and is currently at Everton.

His Premier League title win with Manchester City in 2018 was celebrated by his former school in Tong.

Delph, who attended Tong Leadership Academy between 2001 and 2006, was the subject of a 24-foot high projection outside the school.

The midfielder has 20 full England caps.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

JONNY BAIRSTOW

Bairstow who was born in Bradford in 1989 and first picked up a bat while toddling around Undercliffe Cricket Club where his father David Bairstow was a member.

Jonny made his debut for Yorkshire in 2009 and for England three years later.

He became the first England batsman in World Cup history to score two successive centuries, with vital innings of 111 and 106 in must-win group games against India and New Zealand in 2019.

Jonny hit an important 36 as England won a thrilling tied game against New Zealand after a Super Over at Lord's in the World Cup final in July 2019.

He saw England to a seven-wicket victory on the final morning of the first Test against Sri Lanka last week.

Those already inducted are: Brian Close, Jill Atkins, John Bateman, Bryan Mosley, Jayne Tunnicliffe, Melody Ludi, Rodney Bewes, Harvey Smith, Julia Varley, Smokie, Richard Dunn, Ian Beesley, Sir Edward Appleton, James Mason, Yvonne McGregor, Greg Abbott, Ian Ormondroyd, Paul Jewell, Terry Dolan, John Hendrie, Billy Pearce, Joe Johnson, Len Shackleton, Joolz Denby, Steve Abbott, Anita Rani, Dennis Mitchell, David Wilson, Mary Tamm, Bruce Bannister, Harry Gration, Richard Whiteley, Billie Whitelaw, Mollie Sugden, Kimberley Walsh, Bobby Campbell, Jimmy Speirs, Julian Rhodes and Family, Phil Parkinson, Stephen Darby, James Lowes, Robbie Hunter-Paul, Leon Pryce, Amy Hardcastle, Ellery Hanley, Harry Corbett, Professor Ajay Mahajan, Professor David Sharpe, Frederick Delius, Dave Whelan, Gareth Gates, Andrea Dunbar, Steve Abbott, Duncan Preston, Tim Booth, Ces Podd, Jim Laker, Gary Havelock, Dean Harrison, Bobby Vanzie, Dean Richards, Rudi Leavor, Kiki Dee, Professor Mahendra Patel, John Wood, Marsha Singh, Chris Kamara, Trevor Foster, Barbara Castle, Tino Valdi, Adrian Moorhouse, Tasmin Archer, Dynamo, Timothy West, Javed Bashir, Fattorini Family, Ade Edmondson, Sir Ken Morrison, Ruby Bhatti, Adil Rashid, JB Priestley, Zayn Malik, Sarah Khan Bashir, Captain Sir Tom Moore, Margaret McMillan, Stuart McCall, David Hockney, Brian Noble, Sharon Beshenivsky, Jack Tordoff.

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