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Goddard, (Cecil) John (1923–2012), fishing tackle manufacturer, angler, and entomologist, was born on 27 August 1923 at 66 Wiltshire Road, Brixton, London, the elder son of Cecil Henry Albert Falecki Goddard (1892–1970), businessman, and his wife, Olive Augusta Mary, née Venning (1892–1969). At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Hardy, John James (1854–1932), manufacturer of fishing tackle, was born at Grosvenor Terrace, Alnwick, Northumberland, on 4 April 1854, the second son of John James Hardy (b. 1831), coroner for north Northumberland, and his wife, Jane Newton. After attending Duke's School, Alnwick...

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Jaques, John (1823–1898), sports and games manufacturer, was born in London, the only son of John Jaques (1795–1877), an ivory- and wood-turner of Leather Lane in the City of London, and his wife, Ann. In adolescence he was apprenticed into the family firm of ...

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Malloch, Peter Duncan (1852–1921), fishing tackle maker and naturalist, was born in Almondbank in Methven parish, Perthshire, on 15 July 1852, the second son in the family of at least four sons and one daughter of Joseph Malloch (1820–1890), a beetler (bleach worker) in the bleachfields serving the linen industry for which ...

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Peter Duncan Malloch (1852–1921) by unknown photographer © Perth Museum and Art Gallery, Perth and Kinross council; licensor SCRAN

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Philp, Hugh (1786–1856), golf club maker, was born in the Fife village of Cameron, some four miles from St Andrews, on 19 March 1786, the son of Thomas Philp, an agricultural labourer, and his wife, Helen Shaw, also from a local labouring family. He moved to ...

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Allan Robertson (1815–1859) by Thomas Rodger, c. 1850 courtesy of St Andrews University Library

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Robertson, Allan (1815–1859), golfer and golfball maker, was born on 11 September 1815 at St Andrews, Fife, son of David Robertson, a weaver and golfball maker, and his wife, Anne Bell. He was the third generation of feather ball (‘featherie’) makers in St Andrews...

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Ralph Slazenger (1845–1910) by John Henry Frederick Bacon, 1910 Royal Academy of Arts; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London