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Boddy, (Charles) William [Bill] (1913–2011), motor sport journalist and editor, was born on 22 February 1913 at 57 Radbourne Road, Clapham, London, the son of William Arthur Boddy (1885–1917), printer's manager, and his wife, Lillian Bessie, née Banning (1886–1930), originally from Wales. His father was killed in ...

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King [née Gore-Browne], Dame Ethel Locke (1864–1956), motor-racing promoter and hospital patron, was born on 3 June 1864 at Government House, Hobart, Tasmania, the younger daughter of Colonel Sir Thomas Gore-Browne (1807–1887), governor of Tasmania, and his wife, Harriet Louisa, daughter of ...

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King, Hugh Fortescue Locke (1848–1926), landowner and promoter of motor-racing, was born at Chertsey, Surrey, on 7 October 1848, the third of four sons and sixth of nine children of Peter John Locke King (1811–1885), MP for East Surrey from 1847 to 1874, and his wife, ...

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Reginald Parnell (1911–1964) by unknown photographer, 1953 © PA Photos

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Parnell, Reginald [Reg] (1911–1964), motor racing driver and manager, was born at 78 St Thomas' Road, Derby, on 2 July 1911, the youngest child of Robert William Parnell (1872–1940), machine hand and later a publican, and his wife, Alice, née Atkin (1874–1969). He attended ...