Frederick Arthur Challinor (12 November 1866 at Longton, Staffordshire – 10 June 1952 at Paignton, Devon), was a British composer. His father was a miner. Challinor was ten when he started labouring in a brickworks. At age twelve he was working in a coal-mine. At fifteen he went to work in a pottery. At this time a legacy to the family included a cottage piano and this inspired an interest in music. He worked at lessons on harmony while taking his meals at the factory.