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Gormley, Joseph, Baron Gormley (1917–1993), miner and trade unionist, was born on 5 July 1917 at 10 Duke Street in 'very much the rough and tough end' (Gormley, 1) of Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, one of seven children of John Gormley...

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Joseph Gormley, Baron Gormley (1917–1993) by Doug McKenzie, 1971 © Doug McKenzie

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Hindley, John Scott, Viscount Hyndley (1883–1963), businessman and coal industry administrator, was born in Margate on 24 October 1883, the son of the Revd William Talbot Hindley (1845–1906), vicar of Holy Trinity, Margate, and his wife, Caroline, daughter of John Scott. He was educated from 1899 to 1901 at ...

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James, Warren (1792–1841), miners' leader, was born near Whitecroft in the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, in July 1792, the fourth son, and sixth of nine children, of Warren James (1751–1809), a miner, and his wife, Ann Kear (1755–1836). Little is known of his early life. The family was impoverished and lived in a cottage built upon encroached wasteland. ...

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Richardson, William Pallister (1873–1930), coalminer and trade unionist, was born at Little Usworth, Usworth, co. Durham, on 25 February 1873, the third surviving child of Robert Richardson (1845/6–1885), a miner, and his wife, Margaret, née Pallister (1849–1908). A few days after William's twelfth birthday, on 2 March 1885, an explosion at ...

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Williams, Sir Evan, baronet (1871–1959), coal owner and employers' representative, was born at Llwynhendy, Pontarddulais, Carmarthenshire, on 2 July 1871, the elder son of Thomas Williams, coal owner, of Llwyn Gwern, Pontarddulais, and his wife, Mary Williams (née Harry). Like D. A. Thomas...