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Howard, George Anthony Geoffrey, Baron Howard of Henderskelfe (1920–1984), landowner and chairman of the BBC, was born on 22 May 1920 at 32 Chester Square, London, the second of three sons of the Hon. Geoffrey William Algernon Howard (1877–1935) and his wife, Ethel Christian Methuen (1889–1932)...

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Jones, (David Brinley) Clay (1923–1996), horticulturist and broadcaster, was born on 8 November 1923 at Glascoed, Napier Street, Cardigan, the elder child and only son of William Jones, marine engineer, and his wife, Annie Margaret, née Clay, the only daughter of a Pembrokeshire...

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Robb, Eustace Frederick (1899–1985), television producer and landowner, was born on 28 February 1899 at 10 Onslow Square, London, the only son of Major-General Sir Frederick Spencer Robb (1858–1948) and his wife, Wilhelmine Rose, née Stoughton. Frederick Robb was military secretary to Lord Kitchener...

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Streeter, Frederick [Fred] (1877/9–1975), gardener and broadcaster, was born in Pulborough, Sussex, the eldest of three sons of James Streeter, a farm worker, and his wife, Dinah, née Sayers, a postgirl. There is conflicting evidence about his year of birth: by Streeter's own account he was born on 25 June 1877 (his ninety-third birthday was celebrated in June 1970), but his mother registered his birth date as 25 June 1879, which is consistent with census returns from his childhood. The family moved to ...

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Thrower, Percy John (1913–1988), broadcaster and writer on gardening, was born on 30 January 1913 in Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire, the second child and second son in the family of three sons and two daughters of Harry Thrower and his wife, Beatrice Dunnett. Just before ...

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Percy John Thrower (1913–1988) by Jon Blau, 1979 Jon Blau / Camera Press, London