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Fisher [née Lewis], June Rosemary (1929–1995), educationist and trade unionist, was born on 18 September 1929 at 18 Clover Street, Chatham, Kent, the only daughter of Harry Llewellyn Jones Lewis, haulage contractor, and his wife, Florence Edith, née Brewington (1907–1974). Following her mother's re-marriage in 1934, ...

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Leonard Horner (1785–1864) by unknown artist Heriot-Watt University Archive

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Horner, Leonard (1785–1864), factory inspector, geologist, and educationist, was born on 17 January 1785 at St George's Square, Edinburgh, the third and youngest son of John Horner (d. 1829), a wealthy whig linen merchant, and his wife, Joanna, née Baillie. In his youth his circle of acquaintances included ...

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Macnab, Henry Grey (1760–1823), educationist and mining entrepreneur, was born Henry Macnab on 4 June 1760 at Ulgham, Northumberland, fifth son of James Macnab, gardener, and his wife, Mary Atkinson. By 1771 his father was agent or steward to Sir Henry Grey, second baronet...

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Prendergast, Thomas (1807/8–1886), East India Company servant and writer on language learning, was the son of Sir Jeffrey Prendergast (1769–1856) and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Hew Dalrymple of Nunraw, East Lothian; they married in 1804. His father was born at Clonmel, was in the service of the ...

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Telford, Sir Robert [Bob] (1915–2008), engineer and industrialist, was born on 1 October 1915 at 9 Auburn Road, West Derby, Liverpool, the eldest child in the family of three sons and one daughter of Robert Telford, a clerk in a timber exporting firm, and his wife, ...

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Vickers, James Oswald Noel [Jon] (1916–2008), educationist and trade unionist, was born on 6 April 1916 at 11 Queen Street, Mayfair, London, the son of Noel Mushcamp Vickers, a barrister then serving as a lieutenant in the 13th Yorkshire regiment, and his wife, ...

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Whitley, Percival Nathan (1893–1956), cotton spinner and educationist, was born on 1 October 1893 at Brantwood, Stafford Road, Halifax, the eldest of the four children of John Henry (Harry) Whitley (1866–1935), cotton spinner and politician, and his first wife, Marguerita Virginia (Margaret; 1872–1925)...