Sir Tom Finney, footballer, PNE.
Andrew Flintoff, cricketer, Lancashire and England.
Mark Lawrenson, footballer and TV pundit, Liverpool and Ireland.
Helen Clitheroe, nee Pattinson, runner.
Phil Jones, footballer, Manchester United.
Richard Arkwright, cotton inventor, born in Preston in 1732
Nick Park, animator, was born in Preston, Lancashire in 1958
John Inman, actor.
Tim Farron, leader of the Liberal Democrat Party
Mike Summerbee, Manchester City winger.
James Askew, the founder of Askews Library Services
Gordon Milne, footballer,made over 400 appearances including 236 for Liverpool and holds the record for being Coventry City’s longest serving manager and was the son of Jimmy Milne who played for PNE.
Joseph Livesey, first leader of the Temperance Society, was born in Walton le Dale near Preston on 5 March 1794
Edith Rigby - women's equality movement, born in Preston 1872.
Albert Edward Calvert; trumpeter, born 15th March 1922, born in Preston
Samuel Ryder 24 March 1858 - 2 January 1936: born Walton Le Dale. Donated the gold trophy for the first biennial golf championship between the best professional golfers in the United States and the United Kingdom in 1927. (thanks to Steve Heaton for the info).