- Wetherby provides the setting for the novel " Oldbury " ( 1869 ) by Annie Keary.
- There she collaborated the local folklorist and folk-song collector Miss Alice Annie Keary, of Stoke-on-Trent.
- Keary's sister was the Staffordshire folklorist and folk-song collector Miss Alice Annie Keary, close friend of the major folklorist Charlotte Sophia Burne.
- The novelist and children's writer Annie Keary died in the town in 1879 . The leading evangelist Canon Stephen Warner was the vicar of Holy Trinity between 1919 and 1947.