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 return of a feature 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: Harry 'Bud' Houghton, pictured in the middle, is a former Bradford (Park Avenue) strikerHarry 'Bud' Houghton, pictured in the middle, is a former Bradford (Park Avenue) striker


Harry, also known as Bud, understood to be the first Anglo Asian professional footballer and started off at Bradford (Park Avenue).

The Madras, India-born centre-forward joined Avenue as an amateur in 1954 and became a professional the following year.

He scored seven goals in 28 appearances between 1954 and 1957 until he moved to Birmingham City for £5,250.

Bud went on to play for clubs including Lincoln City, Southend United, but he enjoyed his best spell at Oxford United, scoring 69 goals in 106 games between 1961 and 1963.

He died in 1994.

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The Westgate-born writer is most famous for his post-war novel, Room at the Top.

The former St Bede's Grammar School student worked in a shop, a laboratory and a factory before becoming, after the war, a librarian in Bingley.

Room at the Top was first turned into a 1959 film, with Laurence Harvey as Joe Lampton.

It was re-made for BBC TV in 2012, starring Maxine Peake and Matthew McNulty, which was partly shot in Bradford.

The drama's civic ball scene was filmed at Bradford’s City Hall, and other locations included Halifax and Leeds.

Braine wrote a number of other books including The Crying Game and moved to London.

Braine died, aged 64, in 1986.

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The actor, now 78, went from growing up in Bradford to starring in soaps including Coronation Street and Eastenders.

George was a pupil at Belle Vue Boys' Grammar School, Lister Park and grew up in Manningham.

He has enjoyed a rich and varied camera on stage and screen, appearing in 1970s comedy shows including as medical student Paul Collier in Doctor in the House.

Other TV shows he has starred in have included Minder, Doctor Who, It Aint Half Hot Mum and as the narrator of 1980s children's cartoon Pigeon Street.

He returned to Bradford in October 2019 to speak to pupils at Appleton Academy to talk about his children's book, The Fib.

Layton has written three fictional short story books, entitled The Fib and Other Stories, The Swap and Other Stories and The Trick and Other Stories.

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The man behind the Mr Men children's books has a Bradford district link.

Roger Hargreaves was born in a Cleckheaton hospital and grew up at Hartshead Moor, where there is a commemorative plaque.

He worked for his father's laundry business before going into advertising.

In 1971 he wrote the first Mr Men book, Mr. Tickle, inspired by six-year-old Adam's question: "What does a tickle look like?"

What happened next has shaped childhood's ever since, who have enjoyed the adventures of other characters including Mr Bump and Little Miss Sunshine.

The series of books and their world of "happyland" became a global hit, with more than 90 characters in the collection, read in multiple languages in more than 24 countries.

Cins celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mr Men and Little Miss characters were released in February this year.

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The former Bradford Art College student, who lived for a time with his mother in the city, was known as a mentor to singing legends David Bowie and Kate Bush.

Kemp, who was born in Birkenhead, was a dancer, actor, teacher, mime artist, and choreographer.

He was known for his 1974 production of Flowers, a mime and music show based on Jean Genet's novel Our Lady of the Flowers, in which he played the lead role of 'Divine'.

Kemp died, aged 80, in August 2018.

Those already inducted are: Bobby Ham, Simon Beaufoy, Ricky Wilson, Natalie Anderson, Julian Sands, Sargeant Michael Hawcroft, Pat Paterson, Claire King, Fabian Delph, Jonny Bairstow, 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.