Also Ethel 'Sunny' Lowry (born 1911 in Longsight) was the first British woman to swim the English Channel.
Not to mention Wes Brown and Danny Welbeck, both Manchester United players are from Longsight ! Link to Man U
The area was also immortalized in song by local singer Ian Brown formerly of The Stone Roses on his album Solarized. The song was titled 'Longsight M13' reflecting the postcode of the area, which begins with M13. Graffiti appeared locally saying 'Stone Roses RIP' when the band split up, and 'Free Ian Brown' when he was jailed. The song was written with Brown's former Roses bandmate, guitarist Aziz Ibrahim, who still lives in Longsight. Brown also mentions the area in the Stone Roses song "Daybreak" which contains the line "From Atlanta, Georgia, to Longsight, Manchester".