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Appiah [née Cripps], Enid Margaret [Peggy] (1921–2006), anthologist and charity worker, was born on 21 May 1921 at Filkins, Gloucestershire, the youngest child in the family of three daughters and one son of Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps (1889–1952), barrister and politician, and his wife, ...

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Enid Margaret Appiah (1921–2006) by Terry Fincher, 1955 Getty Images

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Bark, Evelyn Elizabeth Patricia (1900–1993), charity worker, was born on 26 December 1900 at 18 Selwyn Road, Plaistow, West Ham, the first of four children of Frederick William Bark, commercial clerk, and his wife, Nellie Hephzibah, née Layton. Following an early childhood accident she was an invalid and educated at home until she regained mobility in her teens. She had a flair for languages, acquiring fluency in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, and German. With verbatim speed shorthand also, she took employment with the ...

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See Bramall, Sir (Ernest) Ashley

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Brookes [née Emmerton], Dame Mabel Balcombe (1890–1975), socialite and charity worker, was born on 15 June 1890 at Raveloe, South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia, the only child of Harry Emmerton (1845–1927), an English born solicitor, and his wife, Alice Mabel Maude (1865–1923), a daughter of ...

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Browne, John Francis Archibald, sixth Baron Kilmaine (1902–1978), trust administrator, was born in Dublin on 22 September 1902, the eldest of three children and elder son of John Edward Deane Browne, fifth Baron Kilmaine (1878–1946), an Irish representative peer, and his wife, Lady Aline Kennedy (...

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Bryans [née Gilmour], Dame Anne Margaret (1909–2004), charity worker and hospital governor, was born at 9 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, on 29 October 1909, the elder child of Sir John Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave, second baronet (1876–1940), politician, and his first wife, ...

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Dame Anne Margaret Bryans (1909–2004) by Walter Bird, 1961 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Castle, Roy (1932–1994), entertainer and charity campaigner, was born on 31 August 1932 in Holme Valley Memorial Hospital, Holmfirth, West Riding of Yorkshire, the only child of Hubert Castle, an insurance agent, and his wife, Eliza Alice Swallow, a mill worker. His childhood was spent in ...

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See Clarke, William John Turner