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Ackroyd, Dame (Dorothy) Elizabeth [Betty] (1910–1987), civil servant and consumer rights campaigner, was born at Hydrastin House, Wilpshire, Lancashire, on 13 August 1910, the daughter of Major Charles Harris Ackroyd MC, an army officer, and his wife, Dorothy Margaret Baynes. After being educated privately, she entered ...

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Collet, Collet Dobson (1812–1898), radical and tax reformer, was born on 31 December 1812 in London. He was the eldest son of John Dobson (1778–1827), a London merchant, and his wife (and first cousin), Elizabeth Barker (1787–1875). Collet assumed the name of his maternal grandparents, as did his sister, ...

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Collet Dobson Collet (1812–1898) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Lewis (bap. 1713, d. 1792) by T. Stewart, 1758 © by permission of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Borough Art Collection, Orleans House Gallery

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Lewis, John (bap. 1713, d. 1792), brewer and public access campaigner, was probably born at Richmond, Surrey, and was baptized at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Richmond, on 3 September 1713, a younger son of William Lewis (d. 1736), brewer, and his wife, ...

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McKechnie, Dame Sheila Marshall (1948–2004), housing reformer and consumer rights campaigner, was born on 3 May 1948 at Dunrowan day hospital, Falkirk, the daughter of Hugh McKechnie, then a commercial traveller, and his wife, Christina Hamilton, née Marshall. She was brought up in a council house in ...

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Dame Sheila Marshall McKechnie (1948–2004) by Jon Savage, 2002 Camera Press, London

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Roberts, Eirlys Rhiwen Cadwaladr (1911–2008), advocate of consumer rights, was born on 3 January 1911 at The Villas, Brynawel, Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, the elder daughter of Ellis James Roberts, doctor, and his Scottish wife, Jane Tennant, née Macaulay. Brought up in Clapham, south London...

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Sainsbury, Alan John, Baron Sainsbury (1902–1998), food retailer and supporter of consumer rights, was born at 14 Avenue Road, Crouch End, London, on 13 August 1902, the elder son of John Benjamin Sainsbury (1871–1956) [see under Sainsbury (1869–1956)] and his wife, ...

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Alan John Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury (1902–1998) by Walter Bird, 1963 © National Portrait Gallery, London