Notable persons associated in the past with Barton-upon-Humber include:-
Sir Isaac Pitman (1813-1897) Teacher and publisher, creator of Pitman shorthand and former teacher at the Charity School, Queen Street, Barton.
Samuel Wilderspin (1791-1866) Educationalist, founder of the Wilderspin National School, Queen Street, Barton upon Humber.
Rev’d Chad Varah (1911-2007) Clergyman, founder of the Samaritans and jointly the Eagle Comic, born at the Vicarage, Barton upon Humber, son of the Rector.
Percy Grainger (1882-1961) Musician, visitor to Barrow upon Humber and Barton upon Humber.
Philip Pape (lived and worked in Barton upon Humber 1960-1982). Sculptor, lecturer, singer and choirmaster, restorer of Tyrwhitt Hall, Beck Hill.
Henry Treece (1911-1966) Poet and writer, teacher and editor. English teacher Barton Grammar School between 1939 and 1959. (see our Henry Treece Page here)
Ted Lewis (1940-1982) Novelist, graphic artist and musician. (see our Ted Lewis Page here)