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Foley, Alice (1891–1974), trade unionist and autobiographer, was born at 22 Back Shaw Street, Bolton, Lancashire, on 28 November 1891. She was the youngest of six children—two sisters and three brothers—of a 'big, intelligent but unruly' Irish Catholic father, Thomas Foley (c...

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Jowett, Frederick William (1864–1944), socialist and politician, was born on 31 January 1864 at 108 Clayton Street, Bradford, one of eight children (three of whom died in infancy) of Nathan Jowett, cotton warp dresser, and his wife, Emma Gerry. Born into a working-class household, his education was limited, and at the age of eight he started work in the ...

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Trevor, John (1855–1930), founder of the Labour church, was born on 7 October 1855 in Liverpool, the younger child and only son of Frederick Francis Trevor, linen draper, and his wife, Harriet, the daughter of John Cripps of Wisbech, a small grocer and linen draper. By the age of nine, he was an orphan; ...